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The Harris Museum, Art Gallery & Library are jointly managed by Preston City Council and Lancashire County Council. We are proud guardians of our founders’ intention, inscribed on the outside of the building which states that: ‘The mental riches you may here acquire abide with you always’

Our story

Read all out our history and future plans for The Harris.

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Our impact

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There’s something for everyone, what are you waiting for, plan your visit today!

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What’s on

So much to see and do at the Harris

We have activities for adults, young people (12-16 and 16-19) and families with children. The majority of our events and workshops are FREE and there’s a packed programme of regular events as well as special talks, tours and workshops.

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Friends of the Harris

  • Meeting artists, authors and curators
  • Invitations to private views and special events
  • Advance information and priority booking
  • Plus much more!
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