Lego dinosaurs at the Harris have broken records

Posted on - 3rd August, 2017 - 7:00pm | Author - | Posted in - Arts, City Centre, Kid's stuff, Preston City Centre, Preston News, Things to Do in and around Preston, What's On in Preston
One of the dinosaurs at the Harris exhibition
One of the dinosaurs at the Harris exhibition

Records for the number of people seeing an exhibition at the Harris Museum and Art Gallery have been broken.


Lego dinosaurs have set new levels of popularity.

Nearly 10,000 people have already been in to see the brick dinosaurs – with three days seeing more than 1,000 people coming through the doors of the often quiet Harris.

Preston City Council’s cabinet member for culture and leisure services councillor Peter Kelly said: “The Brick Dinos exhibition has exceeded all our expectations with a record breaking number of visitors coming to see these fantastic beasts.

“Dinosaurs and Lego® have a universal appeal with adults and children alike reflected by the number of people who have been to see these prehistoric creatures. We hope its inspires creativity, historical interest and even a bit of nostalgia with those who come to see the exhibition.”

Read more: First look at the dinosaurs in the Harris

Some of the dinosaurs on display, including a giant pterodactyl, took 800 hours to put together.

There’s an extensive kids play area where lego blocks are available for children to build their own dinosaurs.

Read more: Harris loses out on lottery funding

Brick Dinos is free and The Harris is open from 10am to 5pm Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays, from 11am to 5pm on Mondays and 11am to 4pm on Sundays.

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