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Love the Harris? There are lots of ways you can get involved and help us to make every visit special for all our visitors and continue our work conserving the collections for the enjoyment of future generations.


Friends of the Harris

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Be inspired: get involved!

The Friends of the Harris Museum & Art Gallery are committed to helping the museum to welcome and inspire visitors from Preston, the region and beyond, and to enrich the lives of its audiences.

Our members enjoy a personal relationship with the museum and are amongst the museum’s most important supporters. Join now!

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Young Harris

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Discover Preston Changing Display Case

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Our Changing Display case within the Discover Preston gallery is an adaptable case located in the Discovery Room.

The displays will tell new stories about Preston and its cultures and communities using objects from both the museum collections and those collected by groups.

We aim to change the display four times per year – featuring two displays created by the Harris team and two displays created by our local community, living and working in Preston.

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Helping kids to enjoy workshops

Interested in finding out more about how museums and libraries work and could spare some time to help us to continue our work? Join our volunteer team at the Harris. We are currently recruiting Family Activity and Reminiscence Volunteers.

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Work experience

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Interested in gaining work experience at the Harris?

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Harris Museum and Art Gallery

Market Square,
PR1 2PP 

T 01772 258248 (office 10am-4pm)
T 01772 905414 (event bookings)
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Museum, Art Gallery, Library & Makerspace

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


Sunday 27 and Monday 28 August:

The Harris Library and Learning Centre will be open on Sunday 11am-4pm and closed on
Bank Holiday Monday.

The Harris Museum & Art Gallery will be open on Sunday 11am-4pm and
Bank Holiday Monday 11am-5pm.

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