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“Great museum”

Harris Museum and Art Gallery
Ranked #7 of 63 things to do in Preston
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: A great day out for all the family, the Harris Museum & Art Gallery 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). Visit our website for details of all the latest exhibitions and talks, tours, workshops and family activities. 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 free wifi, disabled access and baby-changing facilities.
Useful Information: Food available for purchase, Stairs / lift, Bathroom facilities, Wheelchair access, Activities for older children, Activities for young children
Leyland, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
“Great museum”
Reviewed 23 June 2014

Lovely day out. Nice sandwich lunch in the cafe followed by fun children's activities (badge making). Our 5 year old really liked taking part in the quizzes to encourage children to find items in the museum. Lots to see and do for young and old. We all learnt lots too.

Visited June 2014
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London, United Kingdom
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“Step into a glorious past”
Reviewed 16 June 2014

We have been to Preston a number of time but we have never had the opportunity to visit this museum/gallery.

The building is really stunning and reminds you of how wealthy Preston once was. The fixed art gallery and temporary shows were very good. The history of Preston was fascinating including the Guilds and the Guild festival. The museum also has a nice cafe under a wonderful roof above.

Preston has a proud history and some lovely architecture this is the gem. There is real hope that Preston can recover from the recession and re-discover its glory. Worth visiting.

Visited June 2014
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Lancashire
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5 reviews
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“Historic Gem”
Reviewed 28 May 2014

magnificent building, and so many areas explore. Fantastic displays throughout.
Brilliant art displays great coffee shop too.....

Visited April 2014
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lancs
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38 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Best in Preston”
Reviewed 28 May 2014

Great place to go any time of the day,They have lots of different exhibitions on through the year besides all the different floors of painting and pottery ornate vases, lots of beautiful glass perfume bottles in all shapes and colours,You could just spends hours there

Visited May 2014
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Preston, United Kingdom
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“not much for kids”
Reviewed 28 May 2014

this mueseum is a bit to adult for kids so go on your own if you want to slightly enjoy it,they do arts and crafts sessions which are okay but are in a small area and get too busy,the shop is expensive too.

Visited May 2014
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