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The Harris to receive £750k funding as project reaches ‘key milestone’

The Harris in Preston city centre Pic: Tony Worrall Councillors will meet to discuss the release of £750,000 to The Re-Imagining the Harris project. The redevelopment of The Harris in Preston will take a significant step forward this week, with […]

2 months ago
The Harris lands £585k Arts Council funding to upgrade special exhibition galleries

Exhibition by Bob and Roberta Smith at the Harris The Harris has landed £585,000 from a fund that aims to help cultural organisations across the country to transform their buildings and equipment so they can operate smoothly. The museum […]

3 months ago
In pictures: The Harris packed up ready for refurb to begin

The Harris curator tour Pic: Michael Porter Photography The Harris has welcomed visitors one last time before its doors are closed until 2024 for a £10 million refurbishment. A series of curator tours took place at the Grade […]

3 months ago
The Harris has been awarded more than £800k for repairs and maintenance works

The Harris and looking towards the Town Hall in Preston city centre Pic: Tony Worrall Preston City Council has accepted an award from Arts Council England’s Museum Estate Fund (MEND) as part of the project to improve the Harris. The grant of £803,249 has come […]

4 months ago
Advertisement Advertisement Edmund Robert Harris, Preston’s enigma, benefactor and philanthropist

Edmund Robert Harris Pic: The Harris Perhaps the best known Prestonian is Edmund Robert Harris. He was born in 1804 and died in 1877, a wealthy man who bequeathed his massive fortune to the town. Edmund […]

4 months ago
An update on Preston’s £20.9m Towns Fund award one year on

Spring flowers in Preston city centre in March Pic: Tony Worrall In March 2021, Preston was awarded £20.9m from the government’s Towns Fund to support the regeneration of the Harris Quarter. The programme includes redevelopment of the area surrounding the Harris, Preston Markets, the Guild Hall and […]

5 months ago
Urgent repairs needed to outside of the Harris

Daffodils in Preston city centre with the Harris and Cenotaph behind Pic: Tony Worrall There are plans to repair parts of the outside of the Grade I listed Harris. Proposals in a recent Listed Building Consent application submitted to Preston City Council include works […]

5 months ago
The Harris awarded £803k in government funding as revamp work continues

Front of the Harris Museum in Preston city centre Pic: Tony Worrall The Harris has landed £803,249 from a government fund that aims to safeguard the nation’s cultural heritage and stimulate economic growth. The Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sports, delivered […]

5 months ago
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