Talks, Tours & Events for Adults

friends01Whether you're interested in art, history, fashion or ceramics and glass, we have a wide variety of talks, tours and workshops on offer!

Explore ... In-depth talks, tours and workshops. Look out for talks by special guests as well as Harris experts.

Specials - extend your knowledge of art or history with talks from academics, historians or artists, or celebrate auspicious dates/festivals at one of our takeover days.

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 9 July

Explore the Harris
See a part of the Harris not usually open to the public. 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!

What time? 2-2.45pm
Cost? £1.00/50p concessions
Do I need to book in advance? Yes, call 01772 905414 or book your place at the museum shop.
Suitable for?Ages 12+

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The future for museums: Re-Imagining their role

A photo shoot in the Harris Museum & Art Gallery

Wednesday 6 July 2016 

Special Event
Join us for an event exploring the future of our public institutions.

Cities are dynamic, diverse and ever-changing environments, so it can be hard to find spaces and places for debate. Can institutions such as museums, libraries and universities offer the kind of open forum needed for active citizenship?

This event brings together fresh perspectives on the changing role of museums in the 21st century. Speakers from the People's History Museum, Liverpool Museums, University of Manchester will provoke debate, with the opportunity for you to pose your own questions.


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Mobius Loop at the Harris

A microphone

Wednesday 13 July 

Live Music

Come along and hear the astonishing sound of Preston musicians Mobius Loop, who fuse gypsy folk with rap and world music in an energetic live performance. They have to be heard (and seen!) to be believed.


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Please note we will be closed until 12.30pm on Thursday 30th June 2016 for essential staff training.  

SAT 2ND JULY 2016:

Museum, Art Gallery & Library

Mon 10am-5pm
(Museum & Art Gallery from 11am)

Tue 10am-5pm

Wed 10am-8pm

Thur 10am-5pm

Fri 10am-5pm

Sat 10am-5pm

Sun 11am-4pm

IT Centre Computers open 9am daily,
except Sundays 11am

Café and Shop
Daily 10am-4pm, except Wed 11am-7.30pm & Sun 11am-3.30pm



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