Lubaina Himid

Adult Tours

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.

Ribble 100, 1919 - 2019

Ribble 100 mage of a bus

Special Event
Saturday 19 January
See a special display to mark the 100 year anniversary of Ribble Motor Services Limited on the Flag Market and in the Discover Preston gallery.

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An Oral Historian’s Journey

An Oral Historian’s Journey

Oral Historian Talk and Q&A
Wednesday 30 January
6pm - 7.30pm

In this talk, Dr Elizabeth Roberts discusses how she became an oral historian, some of the problems that she encountered, and what she learned from her pioneering work across Barrow, Lancaster and Preston.

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Museum of the Moon Instameet

Photo by Neil James (1)

Friday 1 February
Into Instagram and want to explore the Museum of the Moon?  Then this is your chance to photograph the 7 metre moon from different levels in our Grade-I listed buildling.

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Harry Potter Book Night: Story-oke

Harry Potter Book Night

Thurday 7 February
Come and celebrate your favourite Harry Potter stories under the moon this February.

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Sound Bath under the Moon

 Sound Bath under the Moon

Sunday 10 February
Join us for a unique Soundbath journey to the moon!

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The Goodwill Moon Rock: A talk by Dermot Gethings (PADAS)

The Goodwill Moon Rocks

Saturday 16 February
2 - 3.30pm

Join Dermot Gethings (Vice-Chair of Preston and District Astronomical Society) for a fascinating illustrated talk about his experience of the Apollo 17 mission.

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Life Drawing Sessions with Nude Models

Life drawing at the Harris

Saturdays 23 February, 23 March, 27 April, 18 May & 29 June
12noon - 3.00pm

Strong lighting, plenty of space, perfect atmosphere!

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A Fleet Street in Every Town: The Provincial Press in England, 1855-1900,

A Fleet Street in Every Town Book Cover

Author Talk and Q&A
Wednesday 23 January 2019
6pm - 8pm

This major new book on how Victorian newspaper readers used the local press in their lives is based on a case study of Preston.

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Wunder der Schöpfung , with live music score by Herschel 36

Wonder of Creation Live Music score performance

Saturday 16 February
Join us for a ground-breaking silent documentary with a contemporary electronica/acoustic soundscape performed live by jazz duo Herschel 36.

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Blanket: Live under the Moon

Blackpool cinematic rock act blanket poster

Special Event
Saturday 23 February 2019
Blackpool cinematic rock act Blanket will be performing their debut full length album How To Let Go in full under the Museum of the Moon.

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Taking an LGBTQ look at the Harris

Every month we invite people from the LGBTQ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer) community to join us for an early evening get-together to talk about and explore the Harris collections.

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Friends 2017 RGB

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