The Harris is a museum, art gallery and library holds exciting collections including fine art, decorative art, costume and textiles, history and photography. Many of the collections are of regional, national and international significance.
From Ancient Greek pottery to the latest in contemporary ceramics.
We have over 6000 items of costume at the Harris, see some of our favourites!
Social history, photographs, skeletons plus more.
Metalwork & Ivory
The Harris holds smaller miscellaneous collections such as a small clock and pocket watch collection that includes Preston makers. The…DISCOVER MORE
The history collections include archaeology, ethnography, coins and medals, and social history as well as quirkier collections such as greetings…DISCOVER MORE
Our Art collection was founded in 1883 with Richard Newsham’s bequest to Preston of his remarkable Victorian art collection.DISCOVER MORE
The Harris' photography collection includes regionally significant historic prints, film and glass negatives, slides and photograph albums by amateur and…DISCOVER MORE