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Market Square, Preston, Lancashire PR1 2PP
To begin, the building itself is very impressive. Behind the neo-classical facade is a huge atrium running the full height of the central tower around which all the galleries are laid out. The ground floor of the atrium is home to the cafe which serves drinks, snacks and excellent cake. It also contains a recreation of the Foucault’s Pendulum experiment which is claimed to demonstrate the rotation of the Earth.
The museum itself houses collections of china and glassware, clothing and fashion accessories, and local archaeological and historical artifacts. The art galleries are also worthy of note, containing a good selection of late victorian and early twentieth century art, supplemented by regular exhibitions of contemporary works.
As other reviewers have mentioned, the Harris also has a shop, runs activities for children, and also houses the Central Library.
Newtown House, Scotland Road, Warrington, Cheshire WA1 2AF
Only recently opened in what used to be the Toledo spanish restaurant. Unfortunately the exterior of the building looks grotty and nothing much has been done to cover up the marks from the previous restaurant’s signage. There are other Indian restaurants in the town which look a whole lot more inviting.
54 Horsemarket Street, Warrington, Cheshire WA1 1XL
Recently opened in what used to be Edison’s Pub. This is an all you can eat buffet style restaurant. Not my prefered type of establishment but it does seem to be very popular.
14 Bank Street, Time Square, Warrington, Cheshire WA1 2AR
Only recently opened, just a week or two before Christmas, this place has been undeservedly quiet. I have been twice this month and have found the food and drink to be superb. They do all the traditional Indian favourites along with some new and interesting English, and Mediterranean, fusion dishes. Even the wine list is a bit different having both traditional European standards and some good South American and Australian wines.
Everything about the place from the food to the furnishings is well presented. The staff are friendly and conscientous. The prices are reasonable and it is possible to eat quite cheaply by selecting carefully from the menu. They also do lunches.
Museum Street / Bold Street, Warrington, Cheshire WA1 1JB
Warrington Museum is a special and increasingly rare example of a traditional Victorian style ethnographic collection. Whilst the modern galleries cater for the modern interactive, “hands on,” and child-friendly approach to exhibitions, my favourite parts of the museum are the older Natural History and Ethnographic Galleries. These are like stepping into a time machine, going back to when British explorers still visited some of the more remote and dangerous parts of the world. They have a wonderful collection of animal specimens including fish, frogs, birds and snakes. They have an Egyptian mummy which other reviewers have mentioned and also a huge selection of geological and botanical samples. All of these are presented in traditional glass fronted cases with hand written labels. This whole place should be preserved as a monument to a bygone age.