Talks, Tours & Events for Adults


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.

Click here for details of events coming up.

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.

Harry Potter Quiz Night

Harry Potter Quiz

Friday 20 October
7.30pm -10pm

Join us and host storyteller and quizmaster John Meredith, armed with questions from the experts at Pottermore, at our quiz night. A special event in association with Pottermore and the British Library.

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Special Exhibitions Launch Event

Harris Evening Events

Wednesday 11 October
5pm - 7.45pm

You are warmly invited to a free special event to celebrate our new exhibitions, Preston Street Style and Streets of Change: Beattie's Preston & Beyond. Explore how the fashion, shops, businesses and buildings of Preston have changed since the 1900s and meet the artists recording change today.

Everyone welcome. Donations bar.


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Stephen Sartin on Edwin Beattie

Image: Edwin Beattie, Remains of George Inn, Friargate, 1895, watercolour © Harris Museum, Art Gallery & Library

Wednesday 25 October
6.00pm - 7.30pm

Preston historian extraordinaire Stephen Sartin talks about Edwin Beattie’s watercolours of Preston and the Edwardian world in which he lived, inspired by our new exhibition, Streets of Change: Beattie's Preston & Beyond. Beattie (1845 - 1917) was a local artist who painted Preston at a time when the old town centre was being swept away to make way for new buildings like the Harris. All proceeds from this event support the Harris.

We expect this event to be very popular, so please book early!


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What will you make?

Makerspace is a space to make and mend, improve and embellish, and have a go at contemporary craft or digital endeavours. It is a shared workshop and meeting point where art, technology, craft and design are invited to converge. Makers, fixperts, artists, 'hackers' and crafters of all kinds are invited to come along and get involved. We have exciting events that vary from dress making to drone hacking.

The Makerspace is also open for use by groups that are already up and running as well as those just starting out.

Tickets are FREE but please book to avoid disappointment as places are limited. 

Find out more and book your place here 


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Sunday Social

Harris cafe

Every last Sunday of the month

Special Event

Join our Sunday Social in the Harris cafe and enjoy a chat, a laugh and discounted hot drinks.  

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Harris Live

Harris Live

October 2017 - March 2018 (except January) 

Back by popular demand on the first Wednesday of every month - a varied programme of live music. Everyone welcome.


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Harris Museum and Art Gallery

Market Square,
PR1 2PP 

T 01772 258248 (office 10am-4pm)
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Please note we will be closed until 12.30pm on Thursday 12 October for essential staff training
Mon 11am-5pm
(Library 10am-7pm)

Tue 10am-5pm

Wed 10am-8pm
(Library 10am-7pm)

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 Sundays 11am-3.30pm


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