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Harris Museum and Art Gallery

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Harris Museum and Art Gallery

Contact Details:

Market Square
Preston
Lancashire
PR1 2PP

Tel: +44 01772 905414

Go beyond the grand exterior of the Harris Museum in Preston’s city centre and you’ll be rewarded by a delightful mixture of contemporary and traditional art that’s completely free to visit. Head up the dramatic staircase to explore two floors of art ranging from unusual textile prints of the 20th century to more traditional fine art of the 19th century, including water colours by JMW Turner and Samuel Palmer.

The new and frequently changing exhibitions make sure there is never a dull moment and kids will be keen to join in the Hands on Gang activities and events. At the end of your trip to the Harris Museum don’t forget to call in the café – the inspirational setting and views up to the Egyptian balcony will leave you in awe.

The annual events programme at the Harris Museum is packed full of talks and guided tours by curators and experts who are keen to share their passion – see the website for details.

Much of the art on display has been donated by or relates to the people of Preston and many of the collections hold great significance nationally and internationally.

• Free Entry
• Permanent collection of Fine Art, ceramics and glassware.
• Devoted gallery to the Story of Preston
• Regularly changing exhibitions of contemporary and traditional art
• Contemporary photography collection
• Collection of mid 20th Century fashion dresses by the Horrockses label
• Regular themed guided tours
• Grade 1 listed building
• Museum café and shop

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Facilities

Provider Features

  • In town/city centre

Provider Facilities

  • Toilets

Public Transport Directions

From Preston train station, leave by ticket office exit and walk up concourse. Turn right onto Fishergate and carry straight on until you reach Boots. Turn left onto Market Square and the Harris is on your right. Approx 10min walk .

By bus, alight at Preston Bus station and follow signs to city centre/Guild Hall. From Guild Hall see road directions above.

Road Directions

Leave M6, jct 31 to Preston. Follow signs to city centre, park in bus station car park. From car park follow signs to city centre and Guild Hall. Walk through Guild Hall shopping arcade. At the exit on Lancaster Road you will see the rear of the Harris Museum building opposite you and to the left.

Prices

Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
Adult TicketFree
Child TicketFree
ConcessionFree

Note: Prices are a guide only and may change on a daily basis.

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