Collecting for the future: Does the Harris have the right stuff?

Norman Briggs

Discover Preston display
From 3rd October 2016

The Harris is full of stuff – crammed to the rafters with historical treasures, paintings and pots, costume and curiosities. None of it belongs to us – it belongs to you – and we want you to tell us what you think!

The 'Collecting for the future' display case is a mix of things the Harris has recently collected or are thinking of collecting. Alongside each item we've put down our thoughts about whether we should add it to the collection or not -  but what do you think?

Is the Harris collecting the right kind of stuff?
Are we missing the things that you would really like to see?
What are the stories about Preston that matter to you?

We need your ideas to help guide what the Harris collects in the future. You can leave your ideas on our message pad next to the display case or get in touch by emailing James Arnold  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . Or contact us on Twitter or Facebook .

We'd love to hear from you!

The display includes a textile designed and made at the David Whitehead studio in Rossendale. This has been acquired with the generous support of the Art Fund, the DCMS/V&A Purchase Grant Fund, the Friends of the Harris and the Harris Trust.

AddThis Social Bookmark Button

Harris Museum and Art Gallery

Market Square,
PR1 2PP 

T 01772 258248 (office 10am-4pm)
T 01772 905414 (event bookings)
E This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

FREE Entry

f logoHarris Museum
And Art Gallery





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.


Want to find our more about the Harris Museum & Art Gallery?
Join our free mailing list.

Interested in history?
Interested in art?
Tick if you are a member of Friends of the Harris
Email Format