Venue hire

Why choose the Harris?

Exterior of the Harris

Find out more about our facilities, location and why the Harris is the perfect private hire venue for your next event.

With a variety of spaces available to hire, you can mix & match them to suit your event. You can even hire the whole Harris building for your evening event, guaranteeing exclusivity.

Add a private tour of part of the museum collection or one of our temporary exhibitions to make your evening even more special.



• Fully accessible for all
• Loop induction facilities throughout the museum
• Free Wi-Fi
• Integral AV system in Discover Preston gallery
• Catering available for 2 to 300 people, from canapés to buffets and dinners

                                                                    Standing   Seated
Exclusive use of whole building**                       250   Variable
1st Floor Discover Preston Gallery                      150   60
1st Floor Ceramics & Glass Gallery(balcony)      125   n/a
2nd Floor Fine Art Galleries & Balcony              250   80
Ground floor Rotunda                                         125   70

**subject to availability

Convenient for all major transport networks
The Harris is conveniently situated in the heart of Preston city centre:
M6/M61 ten minutes away,
1000+ car park spaces 5 minutes from venue.
Short walk from Preston railway station with direct rail links to Manchester Airport, London, Midlands and Scotland.

City centre location
Hotel accommodation, shops and Preston’s Guild Hall and Charter Theatre concert venues are all close by.

Value for money
Please call us to discuss your event requirements, pricing and availability.
There are special rates available for non-profit groups and organisations.
Call Hilary Machell, Business Development Manager, on 01772 903619 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


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