Built on the banks of the River Ribble, Preston welcomes visitors with a number of museums and historic buildings. Tulketh Mills is a good example of industrial architecture of the north of England, and Preston Prison is also a fine example of its kind.
The Harris Museum houses many local artifacts that make it of interest to the visitor, art, literature and other items, whilst the town is also home to the National Football Museum and the Queens Lancashire Regiment Museum. The Ribble Steam Railway Museum houses both old and new examples of the genre, and is one of the largest collections of its type in existence.
Harris Museum and Art Gallery
Local history is displayed here, which gives the visitor a good knowledge of the town and its residents, there is a also a permanent art collection. Located in Market Square.
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This wonderful home is set atop a hill 650 ft above sea level. Here you can view the ballroom, bedchambers and state rooms and underground passages, dungeons and wine cellar. (01254 852 986)
National Football Club
The English love their football, and here is the place to go to understand why. You can view lots of footy memorabilia as well as get involved in some interactive play.
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Ribchester Roman Museum
Roman finds are the main exhibits here. Coins, weapons, tools, pottery and even human remains all make a fascinating story. (01254 878 261)