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Whether you're interested in art, history, fashion or ceramics and glass, we have a wide variety of talks, tours and workshops on offer.

Look out for talks by special guests as well as Harris experts, chances to handle museum collections or make something special in our Makerspace and to explore our Egyptian Balcony.

Group Tours - We can also arrange an exclusive tour especially for your group for which there is a small charge. Please contact             Steve Walker on 01772 906194 to find out more.

Egyptian Balcony Tour

Photo of the Egyptian balcony

Saturday 14 July
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This is your chance to travel to the top of the building and see John Somerscales' impressive friezes that adorn the Egyptian balcony and find out about how they ended up in the Harris!

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Harry Potter Editor Talks to Best Selling Preston Author AJ Hartley

A J Hartley in front of Cold Bath Street sign

Wednesday 18 July
Meet New York Times bestselling author A J Hartley, author of Cold Bath Street, the best selling book set in Preston, who will be in conversation with Barry Cunningham, former editor of the Harry Potter books at Bloomsbury.

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Life Drawing Sessions with Nude Models

Birley Artist Studios

Saturday 28 July
12.00 - 3.00pm
Strong lighting, plenty of space, perfect atmosphere!

Book a place now on this popular session.

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Football, Finney and the Fifties: An audience with Preston North End’s Eric Jones and Peter Higham

Football, Finney and the Fifties: An audience with Preston North End’s Eric Jones and Peter Higham

Wednesday 29 August 
5.30 - 9.30pm
Join us for an evening of great stories about playing for Preston North End in the 1950s through the eyes of two players who were there.

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Vote 100: Suffrage in Lancashire : Tim Curtis Memorial Lecture 2018

Thursday 19 September

We are delighted to welcome Dr Jill Liddington, Honorary Research Fellow at the University of Leeds. 

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