Venue hire

fine art gallery2 cropMagnificent surroundings, flexible spaces, city centre location ... the Harris is the perfect place for your next event!

From drinks receptions to dinners, fashion shows to product launches, photo shoots to celebrity appearances, we can help you deliver an unforgettable event.
The Harris’ beautiful spaces, set within a remarkable Grade I listed building, offer a unique setting for your event. Our experienced and friendly staff will make you and your guests feel truly special, whatever event you have in mind.

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Why choose the Harris?

Exterior of the Harris

Find out more about our facilities, location and why the Harris is the perfect private hire venue for your next event.

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Harris Rotunda

Harris Rotunda

A ground floor space with awe-inspiring views to the top of the building.

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1st Floor Discover Preston gallery

Seating in the Discover Preston gallery

Opened in 2012, our Discover Preston history gallery combines elegant, historic architecture with contemporary design that is bound to impress.

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1st Floor balcony/Ceramics & Glass gallery

View across the 1st Floor of the Harris

A great space for guests to mingle among unique collections, including Preston Guild
ceramics, highlights of 20th century pottery and the largest collection of scent bottles in the UK.

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2nd Floor Balcony & Fine Art galleries

2nd Floor art gallery at the Harris

Give your guests something to talk about with a private view of our spacious and stylish art galleries.

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For more information, or to book your event, call Hilary Machell, Business Development Manager on
01772 903619 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  .


We’d be delighted to take you on a tour of the Harris to discuss your event requirements and how you can get the very best from the museum and art gallery spaces to make your event truly memorable.

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