About Us



The Harris Museum & Art Gallery is a Preston City Council Service.

We are proud guardians of our founders’ intention, inscribed on the outside of the building which states that:

The mental riches you may here acquire abide with you always’

Since 1893, The Harris has enriched the lives of our visitors and the local community by creating links between people, collections and exhibitions, by celebrating creativity and stimulating learning … something that continues today!

Our vision is to extend our reputation as an outstanding museum and art gallery that is distinctive, ambitious, audience-focused and open to change.

 

The Harris today

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The Harris today and our vision for the future

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The history of the Harris

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The early days of the Harris Free Public Library and Museum.

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Architecture of the Harris building

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Discover more about this striking, Grade 1 Listed, Neo-Classical building

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The Roll of Honour

Roll of Honour in the Harris Museum & Art Gallery

Remembering those who gave their lives in the First World War

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Preston's Museums

 Red double-decker busLet us guide you through a jam-packed family day out!

 

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