Harris Museum & Art Gallery

Harris Museum
Address:
Market Square
Preston
Lancashire
PR1 2PP

Opening Times:

Monday 11.00am - 5.00pm
Tuesday Saturday 10.00am - 5.00pm

Closed Sundays and Bank Holidays



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Description:

The Harris Museum and Art Gallery is located in a Grade I listed building right in the centre of Preston, England's newest city. It offers a huge range of free exhibitions as well as activities for all ages. The programme includes contemporary art and design, fashion, fine art and decorative art.

 

The Harris Museum is a member of the Renaissance North West Early Years and Family Learning Network and the Preston Museums & Schools in Partnership collaboration.



Contact Details:
Tel: 01772905414 01772 258248 Email: harris.museum@preston.gov.uk

Learning Programmes:

Sessions currently available at the Harris include:


KS1/2 Art & Design:

Self Portraits, Can Buildings Speak?, What is Sculpture?, Objects and Meanings, Every picture tells a story: Portraying Relationships, Welcome to the Harris

KS1/2 History:

Toys, Ancient Greeks, Victorian Childhood, Cottoning On - the rise and fall of Preston's cotton industry,

 

Collection-inspired Literacy Sessions

 



Specialisms:
The museum features art, ceramics and costume displays as well as a contemporary art programme.  It specialises in the history of Preston and holds a variety of social history exhibitions including those of local photographs from the museum's extensive archive.

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Heritage Lottery Funded
ACE funded

Associated Resources

Toys from the Past

Toys from the Past

Look at old toys from the past and see differences from today's toys Read More »
Exploring Homes in the Past

Exploring Homes in the Past

Discover the differences between modern and historical homes Read More »
Preston: Past and Present

Preston: Past and Present

Explore the City of Preston in Lancashire, now and in the past. Read More »
Victorian Homes in Preston

Victorian Homes in Preston

Looking at sources to discover more about Victorian homes in Preston Read More »
Victorian Transport in Preston

Victorian Transport in Preston

Uses photographs to explore transport in Victorian times Read More »
Victorian School and Work in Preston

Victorian School and Work in Preston

Find out about school and work life in Preston in Victorian times Read More »
Private William Young VC

Private William Young VC

A soldier's tragic story of loyalty and courage Read More »
Preston Takes in WWI Belgian Refugees

Preston Takes in WWI Belgian Refugees

Belgian King rewards Preston ladies Read More »
Dick Kerr's Ladies FC

Dick Kerr's Ladies FC

One of the earliest women's football teams in England Read More »
WWI Food Shortages and Rationing

WWI Food Shortages and Rationing

The Women's Land Army - feeding the Home Front! Read More »
WWI Preston Free Buffet

WWI Preston Free Buffet

Refreshments on the station for sailors and soldiers Read More »
WWI Prisoners of War from Lancashire Regiments

WWI Prisoners of War from Lancashire Regiments

Parcels sent to British POWs in Germany Read More »
The Loyal North Regiment

The Loyal North Regiment

Heavy losses at the WWI Battle of Festubert Read More »
Unveiling the Preston WWI Memorial

Unveiling the Preston WWI Memorial

Remembering so many... Read More »
British Values in Action: Tea for the Troops

British Values in Action: Tea for the Troops

This resource explores a historical example of local volunteering Read More »
British Values in Action: Protest and Punishment

British Values in Action: Protest and Punishment

Exploring a historical example of a protest by workers Read More »
British Values in Action: Votes for Working Men

British Values in Action: Votes for Working Men

Exploring the development of democracy in Britain Read More »

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