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Friends of the Harris

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!

Funds raised by the Friends help ensure the continued conservation of the museum’s stimulating and varied collections for the benefit of 300,000 visitors each year. Exciting works of art, including Portrait of Richard Arkwright, have been purchased and made accessible to thousands of people through vital aid from the Friends


Friends Leaflet 2018 WEB Temporary exhibitions and family events have reached and inspired people from all over the region and beyond and received crucial Friends’ support.

Join now to enjoy exclusive benefits including:

Meeting artists, authors and curators

Invitations to private views and special events

10% discount in the shop and café

Social activities for members based on books, collections and exhibitions

Advance information and priority booking (sometimes with free or discounted tickets)*

Regular Harris e-newsletter packed with information about what’s happening*

Exclusive Friends' email updates and inside information about other local cultural activities*

The chance to contribute to our blog -*

*You will need to provide an email address to take advantage of these benefits.

We appreciate that members have different tastes. This is why the Friends and the Harris work together to guarantee a well-rounded programme of exclusive activities and events spanning the whole range of the Harris’ work, from local history to fine and decorative art, contemporary art to literature. Whatever you are interested in, there’s something for you.

Click on the picture of the Friends leaflet (above) to find out more.


Joining online:
You can join the Friends of the Harris Museum and Art Gallery online, by using our online Friends Application Form & pay for your membership securely using Paypal.

Postal applications:
If you prefer to join by post, please download the membership formor call the Museum on 01772 258248 to request a copy.
Then send it with your payment to:

Membership Secretary
Friends of the Harris Museum & Art Gallery
Market Square

Friends of the Harris Registered Charity Number: 503726

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