All aboard! Free half-term day out for family

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Free vintage Ribble bus tours are back, giving families the chance to explore the city’s hidden gems.

Organised by Preston Museums Group, with support from Arts Council England and buses supplied by Ribble Vehicle Preservation Trust, the journeys will start from Ribble Steam Railway in Chain Caul Road, Preston, at 10.30am on Wednesday, February 19.

They will travel back and forth between there, the Harris Museum and Art Gallery and the Museum of Lancashire, until 4.30pm.

There is no obligation to visit all three museums, though each of them will be hosting free drop-in family arts events and activities all day.

There will be street art at the Museum of Lancashire, plasticine sculptures at the Harris Museum and Art Gallery, and designing the new face for a steam engine at Ribble Steam Railway.

Sue Latimer, programmes manager at the Harris said: “Last year’s vintage bus trip was a tremendous success, with families from all over Preston and beyond getting the chance to visit the fascinating museums in our city.

“The vintage buses were very popular as well, and provide a great way to travel.”

Guests are advised to note that there will be an admission fee at the Ribble Steam Railway.