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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Harris Museum and Art Gallery

Market Square,
Preston
PR1 2PP 

T 01772 258248 (office 10am-4pm)
T 01772 905414 (event bookings)
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OPENING HOURS

Please note our fine art galleries will be closed on Sunday 11 June from 1.30 - 3.30pm for a Friends of the Harris event

Museum, Art Gallery, Library & Makerspace

Mon 10am-7pm
(Museum/Art Gallery 11am-5pm)

Tue 10am-5pm

Wed 10am-8pm
(Library 10am-7pm)

Thur 10am-5pm

Fri 10am-5pm

Sat 10am-5pm

Sun 11am-4pm

IT Centre Computers open 9am daily, except Sundays 11am

Café and Shop
Daily 10am-4pm, except Sundays 11am-3.30pm

BANK HOLIDAY OPENING

Sunday 28 and Monday 29 May:

The Harris Museum & Art Gallery will be open on Sunday 11am-4pm and Monday 11am-5pm.
The Harris Library and Learning Centre will be closed on both days.

 

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