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Harris Museum and Art Gallery

Market Square, Preston PR1 2PP, England
+44 1772 258248
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Lovely day out

Went for lunch then to this wonderful museum and art gallery we very much enjoy the works of art... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
William H
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Rainy afternoon's distraction

The typically eclectic collections found in British town and city museums are a joy like no other... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
taylor1230
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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.
  • Excellent57%
  • Very good34%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 20:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Market Square, Preston PR1 2PP, England
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Reviewed 4 days 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 3 weeks ago

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

Thank aud6816
Reviewed 1 April 2017 via mobile

I really like the architecture of this building. It's free entry, so it's worth a visit even if it's just to pass some time. It shows some interesting information about Preston's cultural and working history. There is usually good exhibitions and a small but nice...More

Thank DrinkMoriartea
Reviewed 26 March 2017

Excellent collection of early glass and pottery. Some good seascapes too, but current Martin Creed exhibition worthy of an 'Emperor's New Clothes' award.

Thank elgoog1223
Reviewed 13 March 2017

took one of our granddaughter to the museum. great place to go and learn. they have an experiment to show how the earth rotates, and watching it makes to realise just how fast we travel around on our axis, but also how fast we travel...More

Thank peter b
Reviewed 1 March 2017

I stopped into the museum in hopes of stealing some WiFi, but I stayed there because it had some nice history about Lancashire and Preston. The art portion was small, but I remember there being A LOT of porcelain when I visited. They have a...More

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