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  Harris Museum and Art Gallery.
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  • Harris Museum and Art Gallery. - Preston
      Harris Museum and Art Gallery.
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  • Guild Hall from the Flag market. - Preston
      Guild Hall from the Flag market.
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The Harris Museum and Art Gallery is a truly magnificent grade 1 listed building. It was built by James Hibbert in 1892, at a staggering cost of £106,000, with it's beautiful sweeping staircase.
It houses the City Library, Art gallery and museum. Here you will also find free Internet access.
Admission is free, only a small charge maybe made for special events.
They have a large range of exhibitions and activities for all ages.
Including, contemporary art and design, fashion, fine arts and decorative art. It also specialises in it's local cotton history.
The art collections of the 18, 19, and 20th Century oil, watercolours and prints along with a strong contemporary photography collection including work by the Preston based Devis family of artist.
There is a good collection of ceramics, textiles and costumes on show.
Take a look at their web site for other information.

Address: City Center
Directions: Right in the middle of Preston City Centre, across from the Guild Hall on the Old Flag Market.
othercontact: www.harrismuseum.org.uk
Phone: 01772 258248
Website: http://www.harrismuseum.org.uk

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  • Updated Jan 12, 2013
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