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Harris Museum, Art Gallery and Library

Preston, Lancashire, England

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Attraction Information

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Suitable for all ages

Venue type: Indoor

The Harris Museum and Art Gallery, Preston, is a family-friendly museum with loads of hands-on activities to get stuck into at whatever time of day you visit.

Visit the museum because they know how to make history and art fun! After you've discovered the story of Preston and met the 10,000 year old elk, check out the fun family activities.

That could be trying your hand at the drawing challenges in the Fine Art Gallery, taking part in the Ceramics and Glass Gallery trail or being a detective in one of the Scent Bottle tours.

They've got a cafe with a special children's menu: you can even get a lunchbox with secret puzzles and games inside. There's a shop full of pocket-money toys and gifts too!

  • Exhibitions, History, Art, Ceramics, Glass, Textiles, Archaeology, and Digital media


  • Snacks Available Snacks Available
  • Restaurant Onsite Restaurant Onsite
  • Wheelchair Friendly Wheelchair Friendly
  • Toilets Available Toilets Available
  • Baby Changing Available Baby Changing Available
  • Disabled Toilets Available Disabled Toilets Available
  • Parking Available Nearby Parking Available Nearby
  • Pushchair Friendly Pushchair Friendly

Getting There and Contact Information


Market Square, Preston, Lancashire, PR1 2PP, England


Click here to visit Harris Museum, Art Gallery and Library's website
01772 258248

Standard Opening Times and Pricing

Opening hours

The opening times for this attraction can vary. Please call the attraction directly for more information.


Free admission

Last Entry

30 minutes before closure

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Eating information

The Harris Museum & Art Gallery has a popular cafe located on the ground floor. The cafe serves a selection of light lunches, snacks and drinks. There is a special children's lunchbox available to purchase which includes puzzles and games. The menu includes Lathams Handmade Cakes from Broughton, Williamson's Hand-baked Biscuits from Preston, Wallings real dairy ice cream from Cockerham and Fiddler's Lancashire Crisps from Ormskirk.  You can also enjoy the old-fashioned taste of Fentiman's Traditional Rose Lemonade or Wild English Elderflower.

Pets allowed

Guide dogs allowed


There are ground floor accessible toilets. Baby changing facilities can be found in the 1st floor toilets. There are also portable steps for children to reach the sinks.

Gift shop

Postcards, toys, cards, magazines, books, gifts.

Baby food facilities

There are baby food and milk warming facilities available.


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