The Harris is a museum, art gallery and library which looks after unique collections of paintings, drawings, prints, sculpture, glass, ceramics, costume and textiles, history, photography and digital art. Many of the works of art and historical objeccts are of regional, national or even 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 here!
Social history, photographs, skeletons and much more.
Our collection of important and richly illustrated historic books is a hidden gem.DISCOVER 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