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STOP PRESS:
Nominate us now for £1000 towards the #HarrisYourPlace project. You'll need our name, Friends of the Harris, and our charity reg. number, 503726.

#HarrisYourPlace will revitalise the Harris Museum, Art Gallery & Library
for the 21st century.

The Grade I listed building, opened in 1893, will be completely refurbished
to make it a community and cultural hub for Preston. 

We'll welcome another 100,000 people each year with improved services for everyone,
including those most in need.

Click here to nominate us now!

The Ecclesiastical 12 Days of Giving Awards will give £1000 to each of 120 charities between 5th and 20th December and nominations are open now.  Charities will be picked at random from entries made by the public - the more entries we have, the more chance we have of winning one of the prize grants which will help #HarrisYourPlace happen.  Please ask your friends and family to nominate us too!

Find out all about the Friends of the Harris below, including how you can support our current campaign, #Harris Your Place, how to join or renew your membership, and even how to leave a gift in your will.

 

 

 

 


  

#Harris Your Place

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Help us create the first blended museum, art gallery and library in the UK - a one in 100-year opportunity for the Harris.

Every day, almost 1000 people, from all walks of life, visit the Harris - just as our Victorian founders hoped they would.

But after 125 years of daily use, the Harris is tired.

You’ve told us what you want – Preston’s hidden collections on show, new spaces to enjoy, more opportunities to be inspired, and for the Harris to be your place. And here for the others who need it too - forever.

Now, with your help, we have a one in 100 year opportunity to make the Harris uniquely special again – for everyone.

#HarrisYourPlace

The UK’s first blended museum, art gallery & library.

STOP PRESS! 2nd January 2019 The Harris has been awarded initial Heritage Lottery Funding for #HarrisYourPlace.  Read the full story here.

Make your donation today.  Donate online here

Read our leaflet about #HarrisYourPlace here.

Download a copy of our outline plans here.

Download Frequently Asked Questions about #HarrisYourPlace here

Watch a one minute film about #HarrisYourPlace

 

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About the Friends

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If you love the Harris, why not support our charity, the Friends of the Harris?  You can find out about and donate to our current #HarrisYourPlace campaign here 

The Friends have been helping the Harris to inspire its visitors for over forty five years.  Find out about some of the fantastic projects that the Friends have funded recently here

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Leave a legacy

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A legacy can help to preserve and build on the work of the Harris for the enjoyment of future generations. Find out more about leaving a legacy to the Friends of the Harris.

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Join the Friends of the Harris or Renew your Membership

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We work with the Harris Museum, Art Gallery and Library to deliver a programme of Friends’ activities which covers the whole range of the Harris’ work from local history and literature to fine, decorative and contemporary art.  Your membership subscription and any donations you choose to make will also help support the Harris.  Find out more about some of the projects that the Friends have funded here.

Whatever you are interested in there is something for you. Annual membership costs just over £2 per month - just £25 per person or £35 for two people at the same postal address.  

Simply pay for your membership or renewal through Paypal, then complete the online membership/renewal form with your Paypal transaction ID, submit the form and we'll take care of the rest!

 

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Make a Donation

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Donate online here now to help support the work of the Harris and create a legacy for future generations to enjoy.

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