Current Exhibitions

Beautiful and Brutal: 50 Years in the life of Preston Bus Station

Photograph of Preston Bus Station courtesy of LEP

21 September - 24 November 2019

Preston Bus Station is an internationally important piece of architecture that was built for everyday use by the people of Preston.

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Wellbeing: ‘Space to Relax’ Gallery

In our Fine Art Galleries you'll find our 'Space to Relax' – a gallery which explores how the Harris can help improve our wellbeing.

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Chandelier of Lost Earrings

Chandelier of Lost Earrings

Special Display in the Heritage reading Room
From Saturday 3 August
This beautiful artwork was created through a mass participation project and initially stimulated through discussion with staff at St Mary's Hospital, Manchester. Since its inception in 2011, the Chandelier of Lost Earrings by artist Lauren Sagar, in collaboration with Sharon Campbell has connected with thousands of people.

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Preston Grasshoppers

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Special Display
From 13 July

Celebrating 150 years of Preston Grasshoppers Rugby Football Club.

One of the oldest clubs in England - the Preston Grasshoppers story will be told through objects and photographs in the Discover Preston Gallery.

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Preston Street Style

Preston Street Style montage

Until Autumn 2019
Preston is packed with people being creative with clothes. This exhibition maps fashion from the Harris collection against the city to see who wore what where.

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Preston Corporation Lamplighters' Banner

Preston Corporation Lamplighters' Banner

Discover Preston Gallery
On display for the first time, following essential conservation, is this Preston Corporation Lamplighters' Banner. Carried in the 1902 Preston Guild, it shows an elaborately painted gas lamp in the centre.

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Discover Preston

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History Gallery
Permanent Exhibition with changing displays
Discover what makes Preston special in our history gallery, Discover Preston.

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Fine Art Galleries

Fine Art Gallery

Gallery

The fine art collection contains paintings, drawings and watercolours, prints, photographs and sculpture. Most of this collection is displayed in Gallery on the second floor and on the balconies and stairways.

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Subcategories

  • Dance First, Think Later Contemporary Art Programme

    Dance First, Think Later was a contemporary art programme which took place from 2015 - 2017 exploring notions of performativity and the human condition; tragicomedy and absurdity. It also included support for professional artists in Preston and the wider North West, practical workshops for adults and children, and a youth engagement programme, Sparks. Find out about the principal exhibitions, performances and events which took place as part of the programme below.  The programme was supported by:

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  • Exhibitions 2015

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  • Stories from Discover Preston

    Find out more about some of the stories featured in the new history gallery, Discover Preston.

  • Exhibitions 2010

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