A well-known Preston character and Friend of the Harris, Geoffrey Law, "Mr Arkwright",(89) has passed away.
He was a familiar figure about the city, pushing a bicycle laden with bags of leaflets and pens (for sale) celebrating his great hero Preston-born Sir Richard Arkwright. He successfully campaigned to save Arkwright House, Stoneygate, from demolition.
- Do you feel passionately that Preston should be THE place to go in Lancashire for great arts and culture?
- Were you inspired by (or took part in) all the amazing music, dance, comedy, theatre, and special events that took place all over Preston during Guild 2012?
- Do you want opportunities to experience and take part in the arts in your neighbourhood?
If you care about culture in Preston, this is your chance to have your say on the future of culture in our city!
Preston City Council has successfully secured £835,600 from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) for the 'Preston Remembers' project, a major part of which is the renovation of the city’s Cenotaph in preparation for the centenary of the First World War.
What’s your story? What would you like to feature in one of our display cases?
We're offering local community groups the chance to be featured in the new history gallery, Discover Preston, to tell their stories about Preston, its culture and its communities.
Two former members of Stanley Lodge - Kenneth White and Guild burgess Chris Miller, visited the Harris Museum & Art Gallery today to present a cheque for £260 towards the conservation of a collar, one of the new exhibits in the recently-opened history gallery, Discover Preston.
The finalists in the Lancashire Green Awards were announced in the Lancashire Evening Post last week and the Harris Museum & Art Gallery is one of the finalists in the Green Tourism category.
The Harris Museum & Art Gallery is thrilled that historian, writer, and broadcaster, Professor Amanda Vickery will officially open the new Heritage Lottery Funded history gallery, Discover Preston on
Friday 17 August at 2pm.
The Harris Museum & Art Gallery is celebrating an important new acquisition – made possible through the Heritage Lottery Fund. The latest addition to the Museum’s collections is a piece by highly influential studio potter, Bernard Leach (1887-1979), an early slipware charger with ‘Well Head’ design made in 1929.