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South Ribble Museum

South Ribble Museum and Exhibition Centre houses interesting collections from across the South Ribble district, as well as artifacts from its history as a grammar school. Our diverse collection includes medieval artifacts and archaeological discoveries, along with a social history archive and collections from industries such as cotton manufacture, rubber industry and Leyland Motors.

The exhibition space has provided a venue for local exhibitions in the past from schools to photographic societies as well as exciting talks on a variety of topics.

How to find us

Opening times

The museum is currently closed due to covid19 but we are busy working behind the scenes to improve the visitor experience and care for our vast and exciting collection.

What we're doing to improve our collection

In August 2020 we were awarded funding through Museum Development North West which has been put towards improving our collection stores. We're also busy improving our facilities and maintaining our building including hygiene facilities, lighting and water supply.

Although mostly working from home, our collections team are completing a digital audit of our entire museum collection. This will enable us to identify items that need conservation and remedial care whilst also reconciling the provenance and history of the items. The absence of visitors encourages pests to venture further than they usually would, so we are working hard to keep this in check during our regular visits.

What's next for the museum?

In the next few weeks we will be sharing a series of short videos about South Ribble museum including our items from the now partially demolished Worden Hall, the history and features of our 16th century museum and how our collections are cared for day to day.

We have some exciting plans for the building that will involve consultation with the local communities and will ensure it remains relevant, informative and interesting for now and future generations.

We look forward to welcoming you to South Ribble Museum and Exhibition Centre in the near future.

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