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Beautiful and Brutal: 50 Years in the Life of Preston Bus Station

Date Saturday 21 September 2019 - Sunday 24 November 2019
Time 9:00am - 5:00pm
Location Harris Museum & Art Gallery, Market Square, Preston, PR1 2PP
Cost Free
Website www.harrismuseum.org.uk/exhibitions/1546-beautiful-and-brutal-fifty-years-in-the-life-of-preston-bus-station

Exterior of Preston Bus Station.

Celebrate the life of the iconic Preston Bus Station...

Preston Bus Station is an internationally important piece of architecture that was built for everyday use by the people of Preston.

Now in its 50th year, artist Charles Quick is collaborating with the Harris to re-present and reveal Preston Bus Station through archives, collections, artists' commissions, and interventions which will permeate spaces throughout the Harris.

Built in 1969 by BDP, Preston Bus Station was the largest in Europe. Its strong architectural presence has inspired a wealth of artists, film makers, and photographers, including Shezad Dawood and Nathaniel Mellors.

Opening times

The exhibition will be open during the Harris' gallery opening hours:

  • Monday: 11am-5pm
  • Tuesday: 10am-5pm
  • Wednesday: 10am-5pm
  • Thursday: 10am-5pm
  • Friday: 10am-5pm
  • Saturday: 10am-5pm
  • Sunday: 11am-4pm

Map address for The Harris

Harris Museum and Art Gallery, Market Square, Preston, PR1 2PP.