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.


Frankenstein wearing headphones

Wednesday 21 March

Two separate performances

Performance One:   5.30pm - 6.30pm
Performance Two:  
7.00pm - 8.00pm This performance is SOLD OUT.

Join in us for a unique immersive experience based on the story of Frankenstein. Rediscover this iconic novel through the voices of Mary Shelley's haunting characters as you journey through the museum's hidden corners. Suitable for over-12s only.

Tickets £8

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Get Creative this March

Creative workshop

Special Event

Saturday 24 March
11.00am - 3.00pm

Try out creative activities with taster workshops and demonstrations from a range of local arts and creative organisations. Be inspired to do something different!

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Artist Tour with BSL

Lubaina Himid. Drowned Orchard Secret Boatyard: Tools, Box, Basket, Hairstyles (2014). Installation view. Hard Times, Harris Museum, Art Gallery & Library, 2018. Courtesy the artist. Photo: Denise Swanson FBIPP

Wednesday 28 March 2018

Please note this event has been postponed; we will update this page when it has been rescheduled.  We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

sign symbolJoin Turner Prize winning artist LUBAINA HIMID for a tour of her exhibition HARD TIMES, accompanied by a BSL translator from Co-Sign.  

Everyone welcome!

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Egyptian Balcony Tour

Photo of the Egyptian balcony

Saturdays 14 April, 12 May, 9 June & 14 July

Explore the Harris
This is your chance to travel to the top of the building and see John Somerscales' impressive friezes that adorn the Egyptian balcony and find out about how they ended up in the Harris!

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