Guide book about Harris Museum and Art Gallery launches

Posted on - 23rd February, 2018 - 7:00am | Author - | Posted in - Arts, Preston City Centre, Preston Council, Preston News
Harris lit in winter sunshine Pic: Tony Worrall
Harris lit in winter sunshine Pic: Tony Worrall

A new guide book explaining the treasures of the Harris Museum and Art Gallery has been launched.


Costing £1 the book shines a light on the regularly, and not so regularly seen, parts of the museum.

Perennially popular Pauline in the Yellow Dress and the earliest evidence of human occupation in the North West, the Pulton Elk skeleton, all feature.

Cabinet member for culture and leisure councillor Peter Kelly said: “We’re delighted to publish this newly written and designed Harris guidebook that will engage both the tourist visitor and Prestonians with fascinating facts and fabulous pictures of the Harris.

“As well as covering print costs, North West Museums Development enabled us to commission new photography and design work, which wouldn’t have been possible otherwise. We look forward to seeing the guidebook enhance the experience of thousands of visitors over the next few years.”

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The guide to the grade-I listed building also includes frequently asked questions about the Harris.

Museum Development North West’s Lynsey Jones said: “We are thrilled to have been able to fund the development of this wonderful new guidebook through our Retail Resilience Programme.

“It offers a real insight into the Harris Museum, Art Gallery & Library’s collections, the people and the stories behind them.”

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