Harris's pendulum back up and running

One of the Harris Museum's prime attractions is back in position after being removed for essential repairs.

Wednesday, 27th September 2017, 3:01 pm
Updated Thursday, 28th September 2017, 2:06 pm
Foucault's Pendulum is back
Foucault's Pendulum is back

Foucault’s Pendulum was put back in its usual place at the Harris Museum and Art Gallery on Monday (September 25) after being removed from the building in July early this year.

The pendulum hangs from a 120 foot cable attached to the museum’s roof, swinging to and fro less than a foot off of the ground.

There were concerns that the cable was no longer safe, resulting in it being temporarily removed for necessary repairs.

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The Harris Museum tweeted: “Our Foucault Pendulum is back in its rightful place today following repair!”

Director of Customer Services for Preston City Council, Neil Fairhurst, said: “Foucault’s Pendulum is a well-loved piece, at the heart of the Harris and its recent absence has been notable.

“It has taken time to source the best solution, enabling us to reinstall it and protect it for the future.”