New Harris Guidebook Out Now!

Pyx dating to 1600s found in Lancashire, Photo copyright British Museum

We've launched a brand new guidebook to shine a light on the treasures in the Grade I listed Harris building and answer visitors’ most frequently asked questions, as chosen by our visitor services team.  It's now on sale in the gallery shop at just £1.00.

The guide features highlights from the art and history collections such as the perennially popular Pauline in the Yellow Dress and the earliest evidence of human occupation in the North West, the Poulton Elk skeleton which is on show in our Discover Preston gallery. It also explains some of the features of the Harris such as the friezes, inscriptions and Foucault Pendulum.  It also has a pull out Harris map in the centre pages to help vistors find their way around.

The guidebook has been produced with the help of Museum Development North West as part of its Retail Resilience programme to support museum shops to succeed.

Cllr Peter Kelly, Cabinet Member for Culture & Leisure at
Preston City Council, said:

“We’re delighted to publish this newly written and designed Harris guidebook that will engage both the tourist visitor and Prestonians with fascinating facts and fabulous pictures of the Harris. As well as covering print costs, North West Museums Development enabled us to commission new photography and design work, which wouldn’t have been possible otherwise. We look forward to seeing the guidebook enhance the experience of thousands of visitors over the next few years.”

Lynsey Jones, Museum Development Officer at Museum Development North West said,

“We are thrilled to have been able to fund the development of this wonderful new guidebook through our Retail Resilience Programme. It offers a real insight into the Harris Museum, Art Gallery & Library’s collections, the people and the stories behind them.”


MDNW logo sml

 ACE touringfund logo

AddThis Social Bookmark Button