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Harris Museum and Art Gallery

Closed Now: 10:00 - 17:00
Open today: 10:00 - 17:00
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The perfect place to relax and recharge

Beautiful cafe in this impressive and beautifully restored Victorian museum. Open welcoming... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
KathHL45
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Hampshire, United Kingdom
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Another museum of interest

We spent a good few hours looking around this marvellous musuem and gallery. So many interesting... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Maisiegran
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Halifax, United Kingdom
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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...more
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Harris Museum & Art Gallery Market Square, Preston PR1 2PP, England
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Beautiful cafe in this impressive and beautifully restored Victorian museum. Open welcoming atmosphere and the enthusiasm of the young man on the desk when I wandered in on the off chance drew me in. There's a floor of art, a floor of ceramics, Preston's social...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank KathHL45
Reviewed 1 week ago

We spent a good few hours looking around this marvellous musuem and gallery. So many interesting and amazing things to see. All extremely interesting, we would definitely visit it again when in Preston. The gallery showing the local talented artistes was inspiring and very thought...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Maisiegran
Reviewed 1 week ago

The paintings adorning the walls are of a quality that comes only with age. Many are historically dramatic and beautiful. Try and see 'Pauline In The Yellow Dress' described as the Mona Lisa of the day, exquisite. The cross where the crucifixion took place in...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have been to Preston shopping many times and walked past the grand building that is home to the Harris Museum and Art Gallery but never been inside. If you want to spend a day out in Preston or a couple of hours this is...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank BpoolTower
Reviewed 12 December 2018

The "Harris" as it effectionaly called, is the most imposing build in the city of Preston, the museum not only has tradional museum artifacts, but is constantly having exhibitions, the one that was my reason for visiting on this occasion, was for local artists displaying...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank dougiegornall
Reviewed 12 December 2018

The Harris is a fantastic building and worthy of a visit on its own to appreciate its splendour and architectural detail. The bonus is that it offers a range of exhibitions on a regular basis and its free!

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 11 December 2018 via mobile

Fascinating exhibits and art works with a lovely cafe for when you need a rest with a cup of coffee and a cake.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank ariadne24
Reviewed 11 December 2018

A wonderful place to visit time after time there is always something different to see, with a great little cafe

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank ladykateakroyd
Reviewed 11 December 2018

Plenty of interesting stalls in a beautiful building. Also a fantastic museum on its own, with hundreds of artefacts,paintings and displays to keep you occupied for hours. Well worth a visit.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Trevorian1955
Reviewed 25 November 2018 via mobile

Came here to see the 72/18 photography exhibition and the windrush exhibition. Forgot what a beautiful building this was, the architecture and pendulum clock are great to look at. Got so distracted by Preston’s history and the clothing exhibition. Few hours well spent on Sunday...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Jayne J
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Hi, The nearest car park is Preston Bus Station which is a couple of minutes walk away. Full details are on the Lancashire County Council website.
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Thank you for your enquiry regarding postcards or prints of Pauline in the yellow dress. Please contact or visit our shop where we sell prints and postcards of Pauline as well as keyrings and fridge magnets....... Best... More
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27 June 2016|
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Thank you for your enquiry regarding postcards or prints of Pauline in the yellow dress. Please contact or visit our shop where we sell prints and postcards of Pauline as well as keyrings and fridge magnets....... Best... More
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