Plan your group visit

Useful information and support to help you get the most from your group's visit

Planning your visit
Take a look at our latest brochure for Primary Schools to get a flavour of the subject areas we cover, or call us on 01772 905405 discuss your group's needs.  

Booking your visit
Booking is easy. To arrange a visit, please ring the Education Team on 01772 905405

Risk assessments
We’ve already completed a risk assessment for you which we’ll send when you make your booking.

What do we need to bring?
Just yourselves! We provide all materials needed during our sessions. 

Can we have our lunch at the Harris?
Your group can eat their lunch in the education room if requested in advance.

Your group may wish to bring pocket money to spend in our shop or contact us to arrange themed souvenir bags for the class.

Getting to the Harris
If arriving by hired bus, groups can be dropped on Jacson Street or at the back of the museum on Lancaster Road. Parking for buses and mini-buses is also available at Preston Bus Station.

There is access to all areas of the museum and gallery except the Egyptian Balcony. Please ring to discuss the special needs of your group. There is a lift to the 1st and 2nd floors. We welcome guide dogs and an induction loop is fitted throughout the galleries.

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Harris Museum and Art Gallery

Market Square,
PR1 2PP 

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Museum, Art Gallery, Library & Makerspace

Mon 10am-7pm
(Museum/Art Gallery 11am-5pm)

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 Museum & Art Gallery will be open on Sunday 11am-4pm and Monday 11am-5pm.
The Harris Library and Learning Centre will be open on Sunday 11am-4pm. Bank Holiday Monday opening to be confirmed.


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