Newsletter Sign up

Visiting us


To visit our museum and art galleries, you will need a free ticket. Please read our list of Frequently Asked Questions, before visiting which can be found at the bottom of the ticket booking page.

Risk Assessment

To help you relax during your visit, we’ve created a risk assessment outlining how we intend to keep visitors and staff safe in the building.

Risk Assessment

Freely accessibly services

Our lending library is open Monday – Saturday,
9:00-17:00. The Harris Café is open 10.00-16.30.
You do not require a ticket to visit the library or café.

Our museum and art galleries welcome visitors between 11:00-13:00 and 13:30-15:30, providing you have booked a free ticket, or there is available space if you are unable to book in advance.

The Harris can be found in the heart of Preston on Market Square (sometimes called the Flag Market). Our entrances are on Jacson Street and Harris Street.

Nearest car park to the Harris

The nearest pay and display car park can be found at the Bus Station (5 minutes walk). Sat Nav postcode to Bus Station car park: PR1 1YT. If you need to enter a street name, it is Tithebarn Street.

Public Transport

There are regular trains to Preston from London, Birmingham, Manchester, Glasgow, Edinburgh, Liverpool, East Lancashire and Lancaster. The Harris is a ten minute walk from Preston rail station. There are regular buses into Preston and a park & ride at Walton-Le-Dale. The Harris is a 5 minutes walk from Preston Bus Station.

Our address is:

Market Square
Lancashire, PR1 2PP

Contact us:

01772 258 248



Opening times

Museum & Galleries:

Monday to Saturday
Book your ticket and visit!

11:00 – 13:00
13:30 – 15:30

Sunday Closed

Monday to Saturday
No ticket required

9:00 – 17:00

Sunday Closed

Monday to Saturday
Book your ticket to visit!

10:45 – 11:30
12:00 – 12:45
13:15 – 14:00
14:30 – 15:15


Monday to Saturday
10:00 – 16:30

Sunday Closed

Eat & shop

Our café and shop are open Monday – Saturday 10:00-16:30. A drinks takeaway service is available from the café.

Café Menu

Groups & school visits

A trip to the Harris is a great way to fire young imaginations.

School Visits


Below is a list of our facilities.

Wheelchair accessible

Ladies' toilets are on the first floor in the Ceramics & Glass gallery

Lifts available. Ground floor lift in the cafe. First floor in the Ceramics & Glass gallery. Second floor on the balcony. Unfortunately, the Egyptian Balcony is not accessible by lift.

Blue Badge parking on Jason Street

Gents' toilets are on the staircase between the first and second floor

Gift shop inspired by the Harris Collection

Guide and assistance dogs welcome

Accessible toilet on the ground floor

Free WiFi

Baby-changing facilities in all toilets

Situated in the impressive rotunda, the cafe is open Monday-Sunday for snacks and drinks


Find the answer to the most common questions we receive below.

How much is it to visit the Harris?

It's FREE to enter The Harris. Some events are ticketed and the price will be displayed on the booking page.

Is there a map of the Harris?

Yes, there is a welcome map with a trail to find our top 10 items! Pick up your copy on the ground floor.
There is also a guidebook which is available to buy at the shop for £1.

Opening times of library/museum/café

Library Monday – Saturday - 9am – 5pm
Wednesday – 9am – 7pm (8pm summer hours)

Museum (1st floor)
Monday – Saturday – 9am – 5pm
Sunday – 11am – 4pm

Art Gallery (2nd floor)
Monday – 11am – 5pm
Tuesday – Saturday – 10am – 5pm
Sunday – 11am – 4pm

Shop and Cafe
Monday – Saturday 9am – 4.30pm
Sunday – 11am – 3.30pm

What is the Harris' address?

Market Square, Preston PR1 2PP

What is the Harris' telephone number?

Museum: 01772 258 248
Shop/Bookings: 01772 905 415

Is there parking?

Unfortunately, we have no onsite parking. Close by parking at the Bus Station (PR1 1YT) and Avenham Car Park (PR1 3XA).

Do you offer Autism Friendly hours?

Any Autism Friendly hours will be advertised on our website and social media.

Where is the accessible toilet?

The accessible toilet can be found on the ground floor – ask at the shop to be let in or use your own RADAR key.

Do you have baby changing facilities?

Yes, all of our toilets have baby changing facilities.

Where is the lift?

The lift is on the Ground floor in the right-hand corner, once you have entered the café.

Where is the tourist information in Preston?

There is no tourist information in Preston but we have maps at the shop and leaflets in the café and annexe for local events and activities. Ask any member of the Visitors Services Team if you need directions or have general questions about Preston.

How do I book tickets to events?

All events can be booked at the museum shop or on Eventbrite or our website.

Are you a breastfeeding friendly location?

Yes, but please ask a member of staff if you would like some more privacy.