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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Members’ Only Festive Evening with Lord and Lady Harewood

16 December 2015Free for members


A Gift from the Whole Nation

25 March – 31 May 2016Free for members

Capability Brown 300

Art of Landscape

25 March – 30 October 2016Free for members

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Capability Brown 300

Nature, Design and “Capability” Brown

25 March – 30 October 2016Free for members

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