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!

Choose from:
A Taste of the Harris - bite-sized lunchtime introductions to the Harris collections, art styles, history and more. Selected Wednesdays and Saturdays from 12.30pm (30 minutes),

Explore ... In-depth talks, tours and workshops. Look out for talks by special guests as well as Harris experts. Most Thursdays and/or selected Saturdays, from 2pm. (45 minutes - 2 hours)

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.

Preston Remembers: Lives of the First World War

Soldiers from Preston in World War I

24 February and 30 March

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 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 Claire Selby on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 01772 906880 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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Chinese New Year Celebration

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Saturday 13 February

Celebrate Chinese New Year - the year of the monkey - at the Harris with events for all ages. Try your hand at Chinese calligraphy, brush painting and chopsticks. See how long you can keep a Jianzi 'shuttlecock' in the air, enjoy the ceremony of a Chinese tea tasting and spend the day immersed in Chinese culture - thanks to the Confucius Institute at the University of Central Lancashire.

What time? 11am-3.30pm

Cost? Free
Do I need to book in advance? No, just drop in.

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Nothing Happens, Twice Exhibition Tour

Common Culture (Ian Brown, David Campbell and Mark Durden), I Can't Go On, I'll Go On. I Cant Go On, I'll Go On, (film still), 2016

Wednesday 24 February

Join us for a tour of Nothing Happens, Twice: Artists Explore the Absurdity of Life which will also be accompanied by Audio Description. Everybody welcome!

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

 

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Nothing Happens, Twice Exhibition Tour

Common Culture (Ian Brown, David Campbell and Mark Durden), I Can't Go On, I'll Go On. I Cant Go On, I'll Go On, (film still), 2016

Wednesday 9 March


sign symbolJoin us for a tour of  Nothing Happens, Twice: Artists Explore the Absurdity of Life with BSL interpretation. Everybody welcome!

What time? 6.00pm
Cost? Free
Do I need to book in advance? No, just drop in

 

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Bound by Process Prints Workshop

Kathryn Poole, Goliathus Glandarius

Thu 17 March
Take a look at 20th century prints from the Harris Museum collection on display in the Bound by Process exhibition and learn about printmaking processes with artist Alex McIntosh and our fine art curator.


What time? 2-3pm
Cost? Free
Do I need to book in advance? No, just drop in.

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Opening hours:

Mon                    11am - 5pm
Tues – Sat          10am - 5pm
Closed Sundays & Bank Holidays

Please Note: We be closed until 12.30 on Tue 9 Feb and Wed 9 Mar to enable essential staff training. Please check here for other possible closure dates in April/May before making a special trip.


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