Talks, Tours & Events for Adults
Whether you're interested in art, history, fashion or ceramics and glass, we have a wide variety of talks, tours and workshops on offer.
Look out for talks by special guests as well as Harris experts, chances to handle museum collections or make something special in our Makerspace and to explore our Egyptian Balcony.
Group Tours - We can also arrange an exclusive tour especially for your group for which there is a small charge. Please contact Steve Walker on 01772 906194 to find out more.
What will you make?
Makerspace is a space to make and mend, improve and embellish, and have a go at contemporary craft or digital endeavours. It is a shared workshop and meeting point where art, technology, craft and design are invited to converge. Makers, fixperts, artists, 'hackers' and crafters of all kinds are invited to come along and get involved. We have exciting events that vary from dress making to drone hacking.
The Makerspace is also open for use by groups that are already up and running as well as those just starting out.
Tickets are FREE but please book to avoid disapointment as places are limited.
Find out more and book your place here
Sundays 26 March, 30 April 28 May & 25 June
Join our Sunday Social in the Harris cafe and enjoy a chat, a laugh and discounted hot drinks.
Saturdays 18 March, 22 April, 20 May & 17 June
12.00 - 3.00pm
Strong lighting, plenty of space, perfect atmosphere!
All sessions will include a series of quick poses and a longer pose after the half time refreshment break.
Bring your own dry materials/paper/easels.
Open to artists of all abilities.
A free Acid House Brass Band gig for Preston
Featuring the Fairey Brass Band
(with warm-up DJ Dave Haslam)
Friday 28 April 2017
Acid Brass visits Preston for a special one-off performance of
Acid House classics.
Wednesday 3 May
Join Dr Caroline Sharples from UCLan for a fascinating insight into one of the legacies of the Nazis; avoiding martyrdom legends and shrines in post-war Germany.
During the Third Reich, fallen soldiers and murdered Nazi Party leaders were treated as ‘martyrs to the cause’, frequently receiving state funerals and highly elaborate physical memorials. After the war, the Allied programme of ‘denazification’ aimed to remove all vestiges of the old regime from public life - and this extended to executed war criminals.
Wednesday 10 May, 6.30-7.30pm
Turner prize winner Martin Creed is one of the most influential and exciting British artists today who uses sculpture, neon, painting, video and performance. Exhibition curator Clarissa Corfe will introduce his artworks. Everyone welcome.
Saturday 13 May, 11.00am - 1.00pm or 2.00 - 4.00pm
Inspired by Martin Creed's neon work? Join us to find out about what neon is, what it can be and how to make it! Start to create your own artwork and take it home.
Wednesday 5 April 2017
7.00 - 7.20pm
A spectacular free film and performance work by
Maeve Rendle takes fragments of a monologue from Chekhov's play
The Seagull to create a new, looping script that resonates powerfully with the present. This is a unique chance to experience this brand new work in the museum's breathtaking atrium.