Talks, Tours & Events for Adults

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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.

Makerspace

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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Egyptian Balcony Tour

Photo of the Egyptian balcony

Saturday 13 May & 10 June
2.00-2.45pm

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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Lancashire Arts Festival Awards Official Opening

Image:Naomi Graham, BA (Hons) Photography

Wednesday 21 June 2017 5.30 – 7.30pm

Join us for the Official Opening of the Lancashire Arts Festival Awards Exhibition, featuring architecture, design, fashion, fine art, media and performance by final year students at the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) and curated by an expert team lead by 2017 Turner Prize nominee Professor Lubaina Himid.

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Sunday Social

Harris cafe

Sundays 26 March, 30 April 28 May & 25 June
1.30-3.00pm

Special Event

Join our Sunday Social in the Harris cafe and enjoy a chat, a laugh and discounted hot drinks.  

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Life Drawing Sessions with Nude Models

Birley Artist Studios

Saturdays 18 March, 22 April, 20 May & 17 June
12.00 - 3.00pm

Strong lighting, plenty of space, perfect atmosphere!

All sessions will include a series of quick poses and a longer pose after the half time refreshment break.

Bring your own dry materials/paper/easels.

Open to artists of all abilities.

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ARCHIVED EVENT - Maeve Rendle - I Remember All

Maeve Rendle, I Remember All

Wednesday 5 April 2017
7.00 - 7.20pm

A spectacular free film and performance work by
Maeve Rendle

Maeve Rendle takes fragments of a monologue from Chekhov's play
The Seagull to create a new, looping script that resonates powerfully with the present.  This is a unique chance to experience this brand new work in the museum's breathtaking atrium.

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Harris Museum and Art Gallery

Market Square,
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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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