19 March 2020
Artwork in the Harris can still be viewed online by making use of the virtual tours on the new Harris website - so you won't miss out completely and can get your virtual culture fix.
Cabinet member for culture and leisure, Councillor Peter Kelly, said,
"These are unprecedented times. As a council we are stringently following Government and public health guidance and have not made these decisions lightly.
"We all have a responsibility to follow advice to minimise the risks associated with the Covid-19 virus and these temporary closures allow our visitors, along with our colleagues, to maintain social distancing.
"Staff at the council will continue to work in providing essential services to the residents of Preston, but we ask for your patience and understanding while we try our best to carry on as much as possible."
The Reception desk at the Town Hall, as well as the Preston City Council run Pavilion Café in Avenham Park will also close to visitors until further notice.
Preston City Council actively applies and prioritises the principles of Community Wealth Building wherever applicable and appropriate. Community Wealth Building is an approach which aims to ensure the economic system builds wealth and prosperity for everyone.