Our Work

The Harris in the Community

Creative programmes to promote mental well-being, bringing art to a wide range of community groups in the Preston area.

Working with our partners in the local community, we encourage individuals and groups that need extra support to work with us.
This work is targeted specifically at young people; vulnerable adults; minority groups and older people (through our Reminiscence programme) and services are provided either at the Harris or off-site in the heart of the community.

We offer a wide range of activities from one-off talks, tours and consultation, to long-term weekly or monthly projects.

All our activities are inspired by our collections and exhibitions and aim to improve social and life skills as well as improving health and well-being.

For an informal chat about how the Harris could help your group call our Learning and Access team on 01772 905412 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


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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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Opening hours:

Mon                    11am - 5pm
Tues – Sat          10am - 5pm
Closed Sundays & Bank Holidays

FREE entry

This week's events

Art Talk: Two of a Kind
Wed 30th, 12.30-1pm

Wonderful Wednesdays
Wed 30th. 1.30-3.30pm
Ages 5-12

Time Explorers
Thurs 31st, 10.30am-12.30pm
Ages 5-12

Jewellery Talk: bracelets
Thurs 31st, 2-2.45pm

Little Hands On Story Time
Fri 1st August, 10.30-11am
Under 5s & carers

Tour: What Makes Preston Special?
Sat 2nd, 12.30-1pm

Little Hands On at the Harris
Tues 5th, 11am-12pm
Under 5s & carers

Hands On at the Harris
Tues 5th, 1.30-3.30pm
Ages 5-12

Tour: What Makes Preston Special?
Wed 6th, 12.30-1pm

Wonderful Wednesdays
Wed 6th, 1.30-3.30pm
Ages 5-12

Meet the Costume Champions
Wed 6th, 2-4pm

Arty Explorers
Thurs 7th, 10.30am-12.30pm
Ages 5-12

Tour: The Harris-An Architectural Gem!
Thurs 8th, 2-2.45pm

Shadow Puppet Workshop
Fri 8th, 10.30am-12.30pm & 1.30-3.30pm
Ages 5-12
£2, book on 01772 905414

Hands On at the Harris
Sat 9th, 1.30-3.30pm
Ages 5-12

Egyptian Balcony Tour
Sat 9th, 2-2.45pm
Ages 12+
£1/50p book on 01772 905414

School's Out!
FREE workshops every Tues, Wed, Thurs & selected Saturdays. Download the Family Fun leaflet

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