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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 […]

2 years ago
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 […]

2 years 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 […]

2 years 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 […]

2 years ago
Advertisement Advertisement 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 […]

2 years ago
Harris Museum sees £450k investment from national grant-makers

Two national foundations have invested £450,000 into The Harris to help fund an ongoing refurb project. Provided by The Weston Foundation and the Wolfson Foundation, two grants will build on […]

2 years ago
Preston applies for extra £585k funding for Harris refurb

The Harris and looking towards the Town Hall in Preston city centre Pic: Tony Worrall A funding application for £585,000 is being made to the Arts Council to upgrade the Harris’ special exhibition galleries.  Preston City Council is applying for the grant as part of […]

2 years ago
The Harris library opens temporary home in the Guild Hall

The Harris library has opened a temporary site in the Guild Hall while renovation works begin on the museum building. The library has moved across the road from the Grade […]

3 years ago
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