Friends of the Harris

Friends of the Harris

Charity information

Friends of the Harris

The Harris Museum, Art Gallery & Library welcomes and inspires visitors with its fabulous collections, contemporary exhibitions, Discover Preston gallery and library services. We help the Harris to make every visit special; please help us do more by making a donation today.

During the last year we have supported community engagement work with people who would not otherwise be able to visit, family activities, exhibitions, conservation and community-led displays in the Discover Preston gallery.

Founded 1973

  • Mission statement

    The Harris is at the heart of North West England's thriving arts and heritage scene and is a Grade I listed building holding works of fine and decorative art and local history objects (including related to Preston Guild), as well as running a major contemporary art programme and offering an extensive library service.

    The museum, art gallery and library inspires adults and children and encourages them to get involved and get creative.

    The Friends provide financial and other support to enable the Harris to achieve its vision of a creative, democratic, animated and welcoming cultural hub for all to enjoy. We welcome new members from all backgrounds who wish to enjoy what the Harris has to offer and help to support it. We also welcome donations from members of the public who wish to support the museum, art gallery and library and see it thrive.

  • Aims

    Friends of the Harris aims to:

    • To encourage and promote public appreciation of fine art, decorative art, literature and history, specifically the activities of the Harris Museum, Art Gallery & Library, Preston
  • Overview

    Established: October 1973

    Registered Charity Number: 503726

    Board members: 10

    Phone number: 01772903619

    Address: Harris Museum & Art GalleryMarket SquarePreston PR1 2PP

    View charity accounts on the Charity Commission website
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