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Friends of the Harris

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!

Friends Leaflet 2014Funds raised by the Friends help ensure the continued conservation of the museum’s stimulating and varied collections for the benefit of 250,000 visitors each year. Exciting works of art, including Portrait of Richard Arkwright, have been purchased and made accessible to thousands of people through vital aid from the Friends.

Temporary exhibitions and family events have reached and inspired people from all over the region and beyond and received crucial Friends’ support.

Our members are offered a variety of exclusive benefits, including:


  • Opportunities to meet curators and artists, see behind the scenes and handle museum objects
  • Invitations to all Harris Museum & Art Gallery private views
  • Events designed exclusively for Friends, and discounts on other museum activities
  • Annual expert talk at the Friends’ AGM and a Christmas social event
  • Regular information about talks, events and activities
  • 10% discount at the Harris Museum Shop and Museum Café
  • Membership card

We appreciate that members have different tastes. This is why the Friends and the Museum work together to guarantee a well-rounded programme of exclusive activities and events spanning the whole range of the Harris’ work, from local history to fine and decorative art, and contemporary art. Whatever you are interested in, there’s something for you.

Click on the picture of the Friends leaflet (left) to find out more.


Joining online:
You can join the Friends of the Harris Museum and Art Gallery online, by using our online Friends Application Form & pay for your membership securely using Paypal.

Postal applications:
If you prefer to join by post, please download the membership form or call the Museum on 01772 258248 to request a copy.
Then send it to:

Membership Secretary
Friends of the Harris Museum & Art Gallery
Market Square

Friends of the Harris Museum and Art Gallery Registered Charity Number: 503726

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