Museum of Lancashire
The Museum of Lancashire provides a great introduction to all things Lancashire, with displays, interact exhibits and activities aimed at different ages.
The museums family friendly galleries include:-
Lancashire Through Time -Displaying objects discovered across the county revealing how it has developed since prehistoric times, including an interactive archaeological dig to help learn about the work of conservators to preserve these long buried treasures.
Lancashire at Play- a celebration of Lancashire humour, music, entertainments and seaside holidays.
Lancashire Law and Order - learn about stories of crime, punishment and transportation from the museum's early days as Preston's court house to the present day.
Lancashire at Work - From the traditional to the modern, discover just how important Lancashire industry has been to the world.
Lancashire Goes to War- Experience the sites, sounds and smells of life on the front lines in the museum's new World War 1 trench. Discover the stories of Lancashire soldiers and the women on the homefront supporting Britain's wartime industries.
Lancashire People -Who better to tell you about the Lancashire identity then the people of Lancashire? The museum welcome approaches from groups or individuals to display their own items and share their stories in the People Gallery and Collectors Corner.
Admission to the museum is free
From the M6- Exit the M6 at Junction 31 and follow the signs to Preston City Centre up the hill (A59). Continue straight ahead at the small roundabout onto New Hall Lane until you reach a T junction, get into the right hand lane and turn right at the the junction. Stay to the right and you will see the banners for the Museum on your right. Access to our car park is just before the next major junction. Should you miss this turning onto our car park, turn right at the junction, go straight ahead past the side of the prison and then take the first right onto St Mary's street. This brings you to the back of our car park – the entrance is between the high prison wall and St Mary's church. If entering this way, follow the car park around to the front of the Museum.
From the M61 -Join the M6 at junction 30 and follow M6 instructions.
From the M65- Continue to the end of the motorway (Junction 1) onto the dual carriageway and follow the signs for Preston. After 3 roundabouts you will cross the river onto London Road. 6th set of traffic lights (including pedestrian crossing) will bring you to the junction of Stanley Street A6 and New Hall Lane A59. Keep right, pass over the pedestrian crossing and turn right onto the museum drive. OR come off at Junction 2 linking onto the M61 and then the M6 follow the instructions as above.