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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
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
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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
In pictures: A diverse celebration of county culture at Lancashire Encounter 2021

This first weekend of the Lancashire Encounter arts festival was a roaring success, with Prestonians gathering to celebrate the county’s diverse cultural offer. Having kicked off on Friday 17 September […]

3 years ago
Preston MakeFest to be held at The Harris this weekend

Attendees at an #RJam event back in 2018 On Saturday 28 August Preston MakeFest will take place in the Harris for an afternoon expo event.  Prestonians are being invited to attend the exa.foundation’s very first showcase event, where […]

3 years ago
Preston’s Harris Museum to host free family storytelling day in Avenham Park this weekend

Preston’s Harris Museum has invited families to a free storytelling event in Avenham Park this Saturday. The first event will run on Saturday 14 August, from 12 noon – 3pm […]

3 years ago
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