Talks, Tours & Events for Adults


Whether you're interested in art, history, fashion or ceramics and glass, we have a wide variety of talks, tours and workshops on offer.

Look out for talks by special guests as well as Harris experts, chances to handle museum collections or make something special in our Makerspace and to explore our Egyptian Balcony.

Click here for details of events coming up.

Group Tours - We can also arrange an exclusive tour especially for your group for which there is a small charge. Please contact             Steve Walker on 01772 906194 to find out more.

Summer on the Flag Market

Summer on the Flag market

Saturdays in June, July & August 2017
Flag Market 9.00am - 11.30pm

Join us on the Flag Market and in the Harris for a Summer of FREE* performances, exhibitions and festival celebrations. See everything from superheroes to live theatre, dinosaurs to rockets, for a summer of fun for everyone.


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What will you make?

Makerspace is a space to make and mend, improve and embellish, and have a go at contemporary craft or digital endeavours. It is a shared workshop and meeting point where art, technology, craft and design are invited to converge. Makers, fixperts, artists, 'hackers' and crafters of all kinds are invited to come along and get involved. We have exciting events that vary from dress making to drone hacking.

The Makerspace is also open for use by groups that are already up and running as well as those just starting out.

Tickets are FREE but please book to avoid disapointment as places are limited. 

Find out more and book your place here 


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What does Courtaulds mean to you?

Courtaulds factory by Noel Coombes

Wednesday 12 July

Do you work at Red Scar?
Did you or your family member work at Courtaulds?
We are inviting anyone with links to Courtaulds Ltd or Red Scar Business Park in Ribbleton to contribute to a new partnership with the Courtauld Gallery in London. The event will feature the history of the factory and its site alongside French Impressionist paintings, one of which will come to Preston in 2018. This is your chance to share memories, explore the history of Courtaulds and help choose one of the shortlisted paintings to go on display at the Harris.

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Egyptian Balcony Tour

Photo of the Egyptian balcony

Saturday 8 July & 12 August

Explore the Harris
This is your chance to travel to the top of the building and see John Somerscales' impressive friezes that adorn the Egyptian balcony and find out about how they ended up in the Harris!

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Harris Museum and Art Gallery

Market Square,
PR1 2PP 

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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


Sunday 27 and Monday 28 August:

The Harris Museum & Art Gallery will be open on Sunday 11am-4pm and Monday 11am-5pm.
The Harris Library and Learning Centre will be open on Sunday 11am-4pm. Bank Holiday Monday opening to be confirmed.


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