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.

Nathaniel Mellors and Guests: Focus On Panel Discussion

Nathaniel Mellors, Time, 2015 (production shot)

Saturday 7 May

Meet award-winning artist Nathaniel Mellors and guests who will discuss Mellors' new film Ourhouse, Ep:-1 Time, within the context of his other work, TV and film.  Full of irreverence, absurdity and hilarity, Mellors' videos, sculptures, performances and writings challenge our ideas of taste, morality and intelligence.

Born in Doncaster and now living in Los Angeles, Mellors won the prestigious Contemporary Art Society Annual Award 2014 in partnership with the Harris. The award enabled Mellors to write and direct his most ambitious film yet, filmed in extraordinary locations around Preston, and on show in the Harris Museum & Art Gallery's current exhibition, Nothing Happens, Twice: Artists Explore Absurdity.

Joining Nathaniel Mellors will be Maeve Connolly, academic and author of TV Museum: Contemporary Art and the Age of Television; artist Mick Peter; and performer, writer and curator Laura Dee Milnes. 

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Museums at Night: Talk Nerdy to Me III

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Friday 13 May

Special event

We team up with the Harris Library for a Nerdycon celebrating geekiness with cosplay, competitions, artists, talks, authors, tuck shop-style refreshments and and even a showing of The Rocky Horror Picture Show. Put together with help from @HarrisHijackers.

What time?  5.00-9.00pm  Cost?  Free

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Preston Remembers: Lives of the First World War

Soldiers from Preston in World War I

25 May 2016

Family History Surgery

Do you have a story to tell about your Preston relative in the First World War? Do you have photographs, postcards, medals or items that belonged to them?

If so, come along to the final Preston Remembers Family History Surgery where one of our experts can help you find out more and record your story permanently for future generations. For more information, contact Debbie Walker on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  or 01772 905421 or go to Preston Remembers.

Time? 2.00-3.30pm
Cost? Free
Do I need to book in advance? No, just drop in.


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Please note the museum, art gallery and library will be closed until 12.30pm on one morning in June 2016 to enable essential staff training.  We will update details as soon as possible.

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