Harris Museum and Art Gallery

The Harris appoints contractors for museum £16 million refit

Artist's impression of The Harris first floor rotunda The refurbishment of The Harris has taken another step forward with the appointment of a fit-out team. The Harris Your Place contractors are made up of BECK, Orbis, Four Agency […]

3 weeks ago
New-look The Harris to be host to No. 9 and The Studio for city’s youth

Room 9, planning and design by Ralph Appelbaum Associates The Harris in Preston has announced the opening of two new spaces which will be dedicated to young people. Over 100 years old, the museum, art gallery and library, is […]

2 months ago
The Harris acquires Preston designer Ross Griffith’s iconic Rose Dress

The Harris museum has acquired the iconic Rose Dress by local designer Ross Griffiths. The Preston-born fashion designer is known for his label Kingfisher Couture. The unique addition to The […]

3 months ago
The Harris celebrates 130th anniversary

The Harris community celebrating 130 Years The Harris has celebrated its 130th anniversary. The iconic cultural institution turned 130-years-old on 26 October. Back in 1893, the doors were opened by Lord Derby and eager visitors were welcomed […]

4 months ago
Advertisement Advertisement Old Preston as depicted by Edwin Beattie, what still survives?

Patten House, demolished in 1835, by Edwin Beattie Edwin Beattie depicted Preston with an olde-worlde charm that belied the hardships of the era. He sometimes used artistic licence to improve a composition, therefore the images should not be […]

5 months ago
Re-opening of Harris Museum and Library slips to Spring 2025

Harris Museum and Art Gallery under cover during restoration works Pic: Blog Preston The Harris project has seen a number of 'hidden secrets' revealed as construction teams face challenges with asbestos removal and more in the grade-I listed building.

5 months ago
Conservation day on Flag Market by Harris contractors proves success

A contractor from Bullen showing how they work Pic: Preston City Council A chance to understand how the heritage and conservation work at the Harris Museum and Art Gallery proved a popular choice on the Flag Market. The Heritage Skills Experience Day […]

5 months ago
Preston’s historic sites today, what to see and some new developments

The former Post office, undergoing development Pic: Geoff Whittaker Preston has a long history and there are many historic places and buildings to visit in all seasons. Preston is blessed with many lovely green spaces including parks and gardens. […]

6 months ago
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