Streets of Change: Beattie’s Preston & Beyond

30 September – 26 November 2017

Explore Preston’s lost streets and buildings through our collection of Edwin Beattie watercolours and a giant Victorian map. What changes have you witnessed in Preston and what do you think about the city today?

Beattie (1845-1917) was a local artist who painted Preston at a time when the old town centre was being swept away to make way for new buildings like the Harris. This exhibition offers you the chance to share your memories in our interactive display space and see how contemporary artists and photographers are recording the changes in Preston a century after Beattie’s death.


Caption: Colin Binns, Entries to Orchard Street


Further information:
  • Opening hours Monday – Saturday 10.00am – 5.00pm – except Tuesday 11.00 am – 5.00 pm
  • Closed Sundays and Bank Holidays
  • Location: Market Square, Preston, Lancashire PR1 2PP
  • The museum is a short walk from Preston bus and train stations
  • Contact Tel 01772 258248
  • Admission free