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Harris Museum, Art Gallery & Library

Type: Museum

Preston City Council
PO Box 1301
Market Square
Preston
Lancashire
PR1 2PP

Tel: 01772 905414

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Harris Museum

A great day out for all the family, the Harris Museum, Art Gallery & Library is a treasure trove of fantastic art and fascinating objects. Come and explore our remarkable collections of fine art, costume and textiles, ceramics and glass and history, all housed in a stunning Grade I listed building in the heart of Preston … and it’s completely free to visit!

Head up the dramatic staircase to explore two floors of art ranging from contemporary New Media Art to more traditional fine art of the 19th century, including water colours by JMW Turner and Samuel Palmer.

Don’t miss the Discover Preston gallery devoted to celebrating what makes Preston special. From the 13,500 year-old Poulton Elk to the Preston Guild (the last remaining Guild celebration in the UK), take a trip through Preston’s past exploring the stories, people and events that shaped our city.

The new and frequently changing exhibitions make sure there is never a dull moment and kids will be keen to join in all the kids’ activities and events that take place at the weekend and during school holidays. At the end of your trip to the Harris Museum, Art Gallery & Library don’t forget to call in the café – the inspirational setting and views up to the Egyptian balcony will leave you in awe.

There is a packed events programme on all year round featuring talks, guided tours and workshops by curators and experts who are keen to share their passion – see the Harris Museum website for details. Much of the art and objects on display have been donated by or relates to the people of Preston and many of the collections hold great significance nationally and internationally.

• Free Entry
• Grade 1 listed building
• Café stocking Lancashire snacks and treats, and Fairtrade coffees and teas (Open 7 days a week)
• Museum shop
• Baby changing facilities in all toilets, activities in the galleries for children aged 2+
• Free Wi-Fi throughout the museum
• Induction Loop fitted throughout the galleries

Why not make a day of it and visit the other great museums in Preston as well? Combine your trip to the Harris with one to the Museum of Lancashire, Ribble Steam Railway, Lancashire Infantry Museum or South Ribble Museum.

* Car Parking nearby in Preston Bus Station

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Awards

  • Sub-Regional AwardsMember of Marketing Lancashire Member of Marketing Lancashire 2014
  • Sub-Regional AwardsLancashire Tourism Awards Finalist Lancashire Tourism Awards Finalist 2015

Opening Times

Harris Museum, Art Gallery & Library (1 Jan 2018 - 31 Dec 2018)
DayTimes
Monday11:0017:00*
Tuesday10:0017:00*
Wednesday10:0020:00*
Thursday10:0017:00*
Friday10:0017:00*
Saturday10:0017:00*
Sunday11:0016:00*

* FREE ADMISSION

Dates and times marked with a '*' are provisional and may be subject to change

Prices

Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
Group TicketFree
Senior CitizenFree
Free AdmissionFree

Note: Prices are a guide only and may change on a daily basis.

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