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Art and Culture in Preston

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Creative and cultural things to do for all the family.

Preston has a vibrant arts and culture scene with The Harris, the city's stunning Grade I-listed building, sitting centrally as one of the key arts and culture hubs of Lancashire. The city centre also offers a number of contemporary art and installation spaces with the PR1 Gallery and The Birley regularly holding fascinating exhibitions for you to enjoy. Preston is also home to a number of alternative independent arts and culture venues hosting a colourful mix of events and entertainment including live music, open mic nights, poetry readings and creative craft workshops. 

Blitz Live Music Venue

Preston's independent venue for live music and intimate performances...

British Commercial Vehicle Museum

Fascinating collection of historic commercial vehicles...

Chew's Yard

Fantastic all-encompassing arts, culture and entertainment venue.

Church Cottage Museum

Quaint cottage museum depicting life through the last 450 years...

Fired 4 U

Bring out your creative side with clay, pottery and copper enamelling...

Harris Museum Art Gallery and Library

Museum, Art Gallery, Café, and Library in one historical building.

Lancashire Infantry Museum

Largest Regimental archive and premier centre for military historical research...

PR1 Gallery

Art, installations, and exhibitions from UCLan students and local artists...

Preston Minster

Explore Preston's Minster and enjoy regular live music and cultural events...

Preston Playhouse

Quality local drama productions and dance on stage...

Ribble Steam Railway and Museum

Family-friendly museum with vintage steam train rides and fun events...

South Ribble Museum and Exhibition Centre

Tudor building housing historical artefacts from the region's past...

The Birley

Unique art space for contemporary installations, workshops, and more...

The Continental

Unique live music and arts and culture venue serving fine food and drinks...

The Ferret

Craft drinks and mouth-watering food with an alternative twist.

The Mandala Preston

Health and wellbeing with yoga, arts and crafts, dancing and music...

The MET

Preston's Mobile Event Tent with events catering for everyone...

Wallace and Gromit Statue

Have your photo taken with this iconic duo...