Harris Museum and Art Gallery, Preston

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  • This is a great museum of local history. I found the exhibits about the Jacobite rebellion very interesting as well as the collection of pottery.  more »
  • Really nice museum and library. Fascinating things to look at from the WW1 memorial on the staircases, the pendulum and interesting displays and artworks. The cafe is also lovely, a great selection in...  more »
  • Do visit if nearby. Spectacular building interior and very welcoming staff. Interesting and surprising exhibits and paintings. Seek out the changing exhibitions. We recently saw the Turner Prize winne...  more »
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  • First time here, seems great. Went for an event... but a wander about prior was good. Seems well laid out. Nice exhibits... seems different in some way to other museums, not sure why; but not in a bad way.
  • We came here when there was a Lego dinosaur exhibition going on. We had alot of fun learning about some of the dinosaurs but had even more fun playing with the Lego. We also had a wander round the art exhibition and the Preston Fashion through time thing which was a bit interesting. My daughter said her mummy had most of the clothes in the gallery which did make me laugh as there's some stuff from 100 years ago. All in all we spent about two hours here, got a drink for us all which was reasonably priced too. Good family day out.
  • Always a nice experience coming to this fine old building. Used to come here as a kid and now I'm bringing my son. Specially came for the Brick Dino exhibition which was great. Glad to see the Carleton well still here, which I had to draw 35 years ago! Shame that Foccault's pendulum has been removed that was a great draw.
  • Excellent displays and kids activities. Has a good variety of exhibitions all year round. Close to the city centre with local eateries and avenham car park 10 mins walk.
  • Fantastic building and an amazing space for excellent displays and exhibitions. Coupled with the makerspace, cafe and library it makes for an essential visit if visiting Preston
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