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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A Gift from the Whole Nation

3 April – 1 November 2015Free for members

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Harewood Rum Story

3 April – 5 July 2015Free for members

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Recent Works: Thomas J Price

11 July – 1 November 2015Free for members

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The Art of Conservation

3 April – 1 November 2015Free for members

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Make the most of May

26 – 31 May 2015Free for members

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