Victorian Christmas School Sessions

Bring your class to Harewood this winter and discover the magic of a traditional Victorian Christmas.

See the spectacular State Floor decorated for the festive period, and explore the hustle and bustle of servants’ life Below Stairs, preparing for the busyness of the Christmas events ahead. You and your class can visit the house which will be beautifully dressed by Michael Howells, award winning Set Designer from ITV’s Victoria series, which used Harewood House as a major location. Discover more about the Christmas traditions that were shaped during the Victorian period, with Christmas Dinner, Boxing Day, Christmas carols and present giving.

The gardens and Bird Garden will also be open as normal, for you and your class to explore as part of your trip.

Victorian Christmas Education Sessions

You and your class can step back in time and discover the magic of a Victorian Christmas. See the excitement of preparations Below Stairs, and beautiful decorations on the State Floor as the House is dressed for Christmas. Sing traditional carols in the Church, and get crafty and make your own Christmas cards, and learn all about the traditions of a Victorian Christmas.


  • 10:00   Arrival
  • 10:20   Victorian carols in the church
  • 11.00   Tour of Victorian Christmas in the House
  • 12.00   Lunch in the Courtyard Education rooms (bring your own)
  • 12.30   Craft activities: Victorian Christmas cards, Traditional Christmas crackers and Christmas Lavender bags
  • 14.00   Depart*

* Scheduling and locations are subject to change according to weather and other variables

Schools can book for classes of up to 35 children, on selected days between 27th November and 22nd December.

School Rates & Discounts

We offer schools and colleges special educational discounts on our Victorian Christmas at Harewood admission.

Our school prices are as follows:

Victorian Harewood Christmas Sessions

  • £9.50 per child
  • 1 adult free of charge per 10 children
  • £6.50 per additional adult

Sessions are available on selected dates between 27th and November 22nd December.

Victorian Harewood Freedom Visits

  • £5.00 each per pupil
  • 1 adult free of charge per 10 children
  • £6.50 per additional adult

School Freedom visits are available every day between 27th November and 31st December.


  • Zoë White
    Education Manager
  • 0113 218 1043
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