For schools

Inspiring learning at the Harris Museum & Art Gallery

A trip to the Harris is a great way to fire young imaginations. Explore our collections to create fantastic sculptures, handle genuine artefacts that bring history to life, and even live through your own Greek myth.

At a glance

Facilitated workshops
Let our trained education team bring the curriculum alive with hands-on workshop sessions
in the museum.
Our workshop sessions complement the following curriculum areas:

KS1/2 History
KS1/2 Literacy
KS1/2 Art & Design

Self-guided visit
Devise your own tour around our collections and temporary exhibitions to meet your needs.

Early Years workshops
We have an exciting range of sessions for younger children.

Download the What's on for Primary Schools Guide 2105/16 now.

Online Resources
Take a look at our online resources available through the MyLearning website. You'll find images and suggested activities on topics from Victorian Preston, local stories from the First World War and how Preston changed the way we vote.


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Harris Museum and Art Gallery

Market Square,
PR1 2PP 

T 01772 258248 (office 10am-4pm)
T 01772 905414 (event bookings)
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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.


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