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Opening times and information


There is no charge to enter the museum, although donations are appreciated.

Opening Times

Tuesday & Friday 10 am - 4 pm

Thursday 1 pm - 4 pm

Saturday 10 am - 1 pm

Group visits out of these times can usually be arranged by appointment.

Please note that the building is very old and quite small, and the main floors are all on different levels. Direct wheelchair access is therefore restricted to the entrance room. To offset this difficulty, a film is shown on continuous loop describing the areas of the building which are not accessible. Specific exhibits and documents can be made available for viewing in the study area in reception.

Dr. David Hunt, Curator

David Hunt has been the Curator for more than 30 years. He has lectured and written extensively on most aspects of mid-Lancashire. He was a visiting fellow in Local and Regional History at the University of Central Lancashire between 1996-2002 and  worked on the development of the National Football Museum at Deepdale. His books include histories of Leyland (1990), Preston (1992:2009) and Walton-Le-Dale (1997). 'Power, Politics and the People: a History of Preston North End FC' was published in 2000.

Museum Volunteers

The museum has a thriving and dedicated team of more than 50 volunteer attendants who to help keep it running smoothly.