Architecture

The Harris Museum & Art Gallery was designed by Preston born architect James Hibbert, who made use of the Neo-Classical style, which can be seen through its "simplicity, symmetry of plan...and refinement of detail". The main architectural features that reflect this style are the columns, the Greek and Assyrian friezes, and the mosaic floors. The Harris Museum & Art Gallery opened its doors to the public in 1893 and was made a Grade I listed building in 1950.
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Miller arcade Preston Lancashire. http://www.uk-tefl-local.com #preston. I spent many an hour in this lovely arcade.

One of the quieter shopping areas in the city.

‘Before Sound’, part of the “into a better shape” installation.

‘Before Sound’, part of the “into a better shape” installation.

The splendid interior of the Harris Museum, Art Gallery & Library in Preston...and free to visit!

The splendid interior of the Harris Museum, Art Gallery & Library in Preston...and free to visit!

If you have a head for heights, the view up to the atrium is a sight to behold! Tours of the balcony are available to book at the museum shop.

If you have a head for heights, the view up to the atrium is a sight to behold! Tours of the balcony are available to book at the museum shop.

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