Looking for a special gift or a memento of your visit to the Harris?
Pop into the museum shop and browse our range of gifts for adults and children, including unique items made by local artists, old-fashioned toys, stocking-fillers and books on Preston's history.  Why not indulge your love of the local area with a Preston souvenir?  Our range includes pens, stationery, postcards, tea-towels, mugs, keyrings, magnets and more.

Shop open Monday - Saturday 9.30am - 4.30pm
Shop enquiries: 01772 905414



Shop Open Call

The Harris Shop – Open Call

Retail Commission Opportunity (deadline 30 September 2019)

Design products and souvenirs inspired by our collections and built heritage.

The Harris is looking for expressions of interest from artists, designers or creative enterprises. We're seeking artists to engage with our collections and built heritage to design a range of quality products inspired by Preston and/or the Harris and its collections which will be sold in the Harris shop. The Harris has a wealth of objects and artworks which we hope will inspire a range of contemporary and innovative designs. These products will be sold at a range of prices so that we have a good variety of items suitable for most pockets. The commissions can range from more 'mass produced' products to bespoke and limited edition items.

We will appoint a number of artists to develop their work into saleable products.

Commission value: £750 - £1250


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Sale or Return retail opportunity (ongoing)

The Harris is looking for good quality, locally made accessories, gifts, clothing and artwork to sell in our recently refurbished shop.

We know that there are many skilled artists and makers in the Preston area and feel that it's very important to showcase the wonderful products that local people make. At the Harris, we offer artists the opportunity to sell their products in the city centre at a reasonable rate of commission. With 375,000 visitors passing through the shop in the last year, this is a great opportunity for independent artists to access a prime retail location.

If you would like us to stock your products in the shop, please complete the following application form and send it back to us, either via email or directly to the Harris shop.

Download application form 2