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Preston’s Harris Museum, Art Gallery and Library is looking to the future with a bright, new vision for this much loved icon.
A project in the region of £15m, aims to revitalise the Harris by introducing a brand new front entrance onto the Flag Market and reinstate the Lancaster Road entrance to open the building to all. This will create a unique link between the Flag Market and the Guild Hall through the Harris.
A significant bid to the Heritage Lottery Fund will be made, and this investment in state of the art library, museum and exhibition spaces across the building will ensure the Harris becomes a creative and community hub for local people and a major attraction in its own right.
Since opening its doors in 1893, the Harris has been the centre of arts, culture and learning for generations of Prestonians and Lancastrians. Inscribed at the very top of the glorious, Grade I listed building are the words “The mental riches you may here acquire, abide with you always.” A legacy which today's bosses at the Harris are to build on.
Harris Museum and Art Gallery, Market Square, Preston, PR1 2PP.
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