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Harris Museum and Art Gallery

Market Square, Preston PR1 2PP, England
+44 1772 258248
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Could be so much better...

I'm 45 and have been going in since i was 5 or 6 years old, and i have to say it is boring for... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Shaun D
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Wonderful museum , lots of interesting things to learn about Preston and the Industrial revolution... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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A great day out for all the family, the Harris Museum Art Gallery & Library is a treasure trove of fantastic art and fascinating objects for all the family. Come and explore our remarkable collections of fine art, contemporary art, fashion, textiles, ceramics, glass and history, all housed in a stunning Grade I listed building in the heart of Preston ... and we're completely free to visit! We're open seven days a week throughout the year (closed Bank Holidays). Relax in our cafe in one of the most stunning surroundings in Preston and buy an unique gift or memento of your visit from our shop. There is also a Makerspace for visitors to book onto our shared art, craft and technology workshops. There is free wifi, disabled access and baby-changing facilities.
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  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
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Hours Today: 11:00 - 16:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Market Square, Preston PR1 2PP, England
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+44 1772 258248
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

I'm 45 and have been going in since i was 5 or 6 years old, and i have to say it is boring for youngsters, I know funding is tight but something could be done to bring families in...its part of prestons history, but it...More

Thank Shaun D
Reviewed 1 week ago

Wonderful museum , lots of interesting things to learn about Preston and the Industrial revolution . Also lots of good art to see aswell

Thank beachloverFife
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Have been visiting regularly since being small and made an effort to visit before leaving for uni, have always enjoyed the collections even if a little small ( but that cant be helped due to building size), In more recent years there has been more...More

Thank Kirsty B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I spent many many hours doing my homework in this Library, loved the quietness of the place and so many books.

Thank Learning Curve A
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went for lunch then to this wonderful museum and art gallery we very much enjoy the works of art and all the great things on show this was very educational and a great place to take your children highly recommend it for a lovely place...More

Thank William H
Reviewed 5 June 2017

The typically eclectic collections found in British town and city museums are a joy like no other, and this one did not disappoint. A fabulous mix of local history, collections, and the wonderful pendulum which was a quirky cool addition. The modern art exhibition was...More

Thank taylor1230
Reviewed 23 May 2017

Great building and art gallery a wide range of activities inside the building including the history of Preston with interactive items for children and adults. A cafe is also provided on the ground floor providing refreshments and cakes / sandwiches. Also available is a small...More

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Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

Visited yesterday as family member was visiting from Austria. We arrived early afternoon and was greeted by a member of staff who gave us some information on the different exhibits that we could find. There were displays on pottery and glass, the history of Preston,...More

Thank Rachel B
Reviewed 9 April 2017

This is a great place to come on a rainy day, has something for everyone. The library, gift shop and cafe on the ground floor, the museum of Preston history on the second and then the art gallery and costume exhibition on the third. There...More

Thank 302sarahlouisea
Reviewed 8 April 2017

Brief visit this time have been to the Harris on previous occasions. I called in to see the Martin Creed exhibition which I found thought provoking. A quick look at the art gallery and costumes. The interior of the Harris is beautiful and so much...More

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