Since 1893, The Harris has enriched the lives of visitors and the local community by creating links between people, collections and exhibitions, by celebrating creativity and stimulating learning … something that continues today! The vision is to extend their reputation as an outstanding museum and art gallery that is distinctive, ambitious, audience-focused and open to change.
Attractions in and around Preston
Harris Museum & Art Gallery
Ribble Steam Museum
Hidden away in the heart of Preston’s old Industrial Docklands. Whether you are a keen steam enthusiast, or just simply looking for a fun and relaxed day out, Ribble Steam offers a memorable experience of Lancashire’s world famous Industrial heritage. Visit the museum discover the history of Preston docks and the story of the first electrical trains.
Distance from hotel 2.9 miles.
Preston Docklands & Marina – Riversway
Preston Docklands is a popular place for business, leisure, entertainment and shopping. It was once Europe’s largest single dock basin. The new £4.5 million Ribble Link is the first canal to be built for 100 years and connects the dock to the Lancaster Canal and the national waterways network.
Distance from hotel 1.9 miles.
Beacon Fell Country Park
A Country Park with 185 acres of extensive conifer woods and moorland. Visitor Centre with cafe, picnic areas, 6 car parks, forest walks and viewpoints.
Distance from hotel 11.1 miles.
Thrill-seekers can brave the white-knuckle rides of the Pleasure Beach, from the iconic Pepsi Max Big One to the traditional Grand National, or slip and slide through the world’s longest indoor indoor rollercoaster waterslide, the Master Blaster, at Sandcastle Waterpark. For a trip down memory lane, the Blackpool Tower Eye, with its 4D cinema and SKYWALK, is an awe-inspiring exploration of the city’s history coupled with exhilarating views from the floor to ceiling glass observation window. From 380-feet above the Promenade, you can descend to the depths of the Blackpool Tower Dungeon, where expert performers will regale you with their very own horrible histories of plague and torture. And don’t forget the Blackpool Tower Circus, with everyone’s favourite clowns, Mooky and Mr Boo. Animal-lovers can head to Blackpool Zoo for a day of family-friendly fun. There are more than 1,000 mammals, birds, reptiles, and invertebrates to see across the 32 acres of spacious natural enclosures, and plenty of space for kids to run wild.
Distance from hotel 18.3 miles.
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