Schools & Teachers

Harewood is visited by over 7,000 children on  school trips each year, making it a top educational attraction. We offer sessions for all age ranges including Early Years, Primary, Secondary, 6th Form, FE and HE, University, and ESOL.

“Harewood House is nationally important for its 18th century building, arts – both fine and contemporary, its furnishings and grounds. The education offer goes way beyond the obvious treasure house to take in superb landscape grounds and gardens, as well as a historic church and castle ruins. Because of this, Harewood offers a large and wide-ranging programme of educational sessions for schools covering not only art and history, but also science and geography. This all takes place in a stunningly beautiful setting that cannot fail to inspire people of all ages.”

Sandford Award Inspection, 2013

School Rates & Discounts

We offer schools and colleges special educational discounts on general admission.  

Our prices are as follows (weekdays only): 

  • Pupils: £4.50 each
  • Educational sessions: £1.50 per pupil/per session
  • 1 adult free per 10 pupils 
  • Additional adults: £6 each

Facilities & Special Needs

Our on site facilities include coach parking, lavatories, our Courtyard and Terrace Cafés, the Second Hand Bookshop and the Courtyard Shop. Unfortunately, we are at present unable to provide a room or covered eating area for children to use for their lunches. There is, however, plenty of outdoor space and picnic tables to use within the grounds. 

We welcome pupils with special needs. Talks and Tours can be tailored to suit your requirements. The public areas of the House including Below Stairs and most of the site facilities are wheelchair accessible. Please contact us to discuss any particular educational needs, and for more detailed information about access, please click here.

Plan & Book

To book a visit to Harewood, or for any information about educational trips, please contact our Learning Team on 0113 218 1043, or e-mail

Alternatively, complete our School Booking Enquiry Form and we will be in touch!

 Once you have made your booking, teachers and other educators are invited to make a free planning visit to Harewood. Please contact us if you would like to carry out a pre-visit, and we can arrange for your complimentary teacher tickets to be distributed.

There is no need to pre-book unless you would like to make an appointment to meet with the education staff, to help plan your trip. Please be aware that we reserve the right not to grant free entry and may request proof of your planning.


  • Zoë White
    Learning Coordinator
  • 0113 218 1043
  • [javascript protected email address]

Events for schools & teachers


Daily Penguin Feeding

5 April – 2 November 2014


Harewood Masterpieces: works by Turner, Girtin and Varley

18 April – 2 November 2014Free for members


My Beautiful Bike Ride

23 June – 2 November 2014Free for members


A Gift from the Whole Nation

27 August – 2 November 2014Free for members