Get Involved

Love the Harris? There are lots of ways you can get involved and help us to make every visit special for all our visitors and continue our work conserving the collections for the enjoyment of future generations.


Egyptian Balcony Tour Guide

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Are you interested in this role? The Egyptian Balcony is one of the hidden gems of the Harris. Our volunteer team of tour guides take small groups on visits and reveal the stories behind the paintings of Ancient Egypt and the stunning views from the very top of the building.

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Volunteers Family Activity and Reminiscence

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Interested in finding out more about how museums and libraries work and could spare some time to help us to continue our work? Join our volunteer team at the Harris. We are currently recruiting Family Activity and Reminiscence Volunteers.

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Volunteer Survey Researchers

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Do you love museums and galleries and enjoy talking to people? We are looking for adult volunteers aged 16+ with a couple of hours to spare each week or month to chat to our visitors to find out more about them.

We value our visitor opinions and carry out surveys to help us learn how we can give them the best possible experience.

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Young Harris

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Aged 12-16? Fire your imagination and unleash your creative side at one of our workshops or projects. 

All you need to bring with you are fresh ideas!

Find out more and take a look at what we've done already on our blog here or on our Instagram feed.

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Young People by the sea by Pamela Eze



Workshops take place on the 1st Saturday of the Month:

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Friends of the Harris

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Be inspired: get involved!

The Friends of the Harris are committed to helping the museum, art gallery and library to welcome and inspire visitors from Preston, the region and beyond, and to enrich the lives of its audiences.

Our members enjoy a personal relationship with the Harris and are amongst museum, art gallery and library's most important supporters. Join now!

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Discover Preston Changing Display Case

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Our Changing Display case within the Discover Preston gallery is an adaptable case located in the Discovery Room.

The displays will tell new stories about Preston and its cultures and communities using objects from both the museum collections and those collected by groups.

We aim to change the display four times per year – featuring two displays created by the Harris team and two displays created by our local community, living and working in Preston.

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