I would not exceed the limits of expense that I have always set myself. Let us do everything properly and well, mais pas trop.

Edwin Lascelles to Robert Adam

When Edwin Lascelles started building Harewood House in 1759 he wanted nothing but the best for his new home. He employed the finest craftsmen of the time: York-born architect John Carr, fashionable interior designer Robert Adam, England’s greatest furniture maker Thomas Chippendale and visionary landscape gardener Lancelot ‘Capability’ Brown. As you walk round the House, you can see Renaissance masterpieces, exquisite family portraits by Reynolds, Gainsborough, Lawrence and Richmond, as well as a fine collection of Sèvres china, among many other delights.

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State Rooms events

Talks & Tours

Objects in Focus Discovery Talks

18 May – 26 October 2017Free for members

Talks & Tours

Discovery Talk

24 March – 29 October 2017Free for members


Victoria – a costume exhibition

24 March – 29 October 2017Free for members

Below Stairs events

School Holidays

Alice in Wonderland at Harewood House

29 July – 3 September 2017Free for members


The Life of Queen Victoria

7 September 2017Discounted for members


Lady Canning: An Indian Summer Lecture

18 September 2017Discounted for members

State Rooms

Below Stairs