House

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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In Pursuit of the Exquisite: Royal Sèvres from Versailles to Harewood

18 April – 2 November 2014Free for members

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Harewood Masterpieces: works by Turner, Girtin and Varley

18 April – 2 November 2014Free for members

Talks & Tours

Morning Highlight Tours

18 April – 2 November 2014

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Henry Moore at Harewood

21 June – 2 November 2014Free for members

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My Beautiful Bike Ride

23 June – 2 November 2014Free for members

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Explore the Great Outdoors: Summer at Harewood

23 July – 31 August 2014Free for members

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