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Harris Museum and Art Gallery

Harris Museum & Art Gallery Market Square, Preston PR1 2PP, England
+44 1772 258248
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Disappointing!

We travelled from North Wales to visit the Art Gallery as my partner specifically wanted to see... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Beetlejan
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Mold, United Kingdom
Some great paintings, but could offer more

The building itself is beautiful and a grand testimony to Preston’s history, the art inside has a... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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A great day out for all the family, the Harris Museum Art Gallery & Library is a treasure trove of fantastic art and fascinating objects for all the family. Come and explore our remarkable collections of fine art, contemporary art, fashion, textiles, ceramics, glass and history, all housed in a stunning Grade I listed building in the heart of Preston ... and we're completely free to visit! We're open seven days a week throughout the year (closed Bank Holidays). Relax in our cafe in one of the most stunning surroundings in Preston and buy an unique gift or memento of your visit from our shop. There is also a Makerspace for visitors to book onto our shared art, craft and technology workshops. There is free wifi, disabled access and baby-changing facilities.
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  • Average8%
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Harris Museum & Art Gallery Market Square, Preston PR1 2PP, England
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Reviewed 4 days ago

We travelled from North Wales to visit the Art Gallery as my partner specifically wanted to see Waterhouse’s ‘Psyche Entering Cupid’s Garden ‘. We checked on the website and there was no mention of it having been taken off display. We were disappointed to learn...More

Thank Beetlejan
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The building itself is beautiful and a grand testimony to Preston’s history, the art inside has a real mix too with some classic paintings I really enjoyed. I would just say that for something so high profile in the town I expected a little more...More

Thank scottierocket .
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Spent a lovely hour or two marvelling at the building and looking at art work and special exhibits. Had missed music on the Saturday night which would have been good.

Thank bev w
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

called in on Sunday and were warmly greeted as we entered, the local history is always a favorite as are the glass collection and my favorite picture "why war? is an immediate draw. I wasnt keen on the costume collections latest look but the place...More

Thank CatieCFulwood
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This was my first visit to the Harris Museum. It’s well worth a visit if you are in Preston - full of history and amazing art.

Thank richardinns
Reviewed 9 January 2018

Spent a nice afternoon at the Harris, lots to see, excellent displays, very helpful staff. Also a good café there.Entrance was free, but you can make a donation ,also a gift shop.

Thank johnthesquire
Reviewed 7 January 2018 via mobile

Just your regular library with a museum as an add on. Good for a quick gander.... Nothing spectacular. They have coffee shop on the ground floor. Also a little shop when you enter with some grumpy staff. The library needs a revamp... Been the way...More

Thank Molviuk
Reviewed 29 December 2017 via mobile

We have visited the Harris on 3 consecutive days, enjoying the excellent cafe and looking at the exhibitions. One is of over 400 works by local artists, another is the permanent fine art gallery, and the third is the ceramics balcony. All very, very good,...More

Thank David A
Reviewed 27 December 2017

We called in today especially to try out the cafe. It was much quieter than the main corporate coffee shops on the high street. The coffee was excellent with a good choice of cakes and light bites. It was sooooo cheap, we paid probably half...More

Thank chaosLythamStAnnes
Reviewed 16 November 2017 via mobile

Well worth a visit to see James Herbert Gunn's famous portrait described as the 'Mona Lisa of 1944' and Preston's most popular portrait of all time. Decide for yourself what makes the portrait so captivating - is the beautiful yellow dress? Is the facial expression...More

Thank Robswindon69
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