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Today, Saturday 29 August 2015

School Holidays

Beekeeping Demonstrations

13 June – 29 August 2015Free for members

Saturdays throughout the Summer: Find out more about bees and beekeeping through an informative demonstration by members of the Harrogate & Ripon Beekeepers’ Association. A free event to all visitors accessible with a Grounds & Below Stairs ticket, just turn up on the day. The Harrogate and Ripon Beekeepers’ Association have a working apiary here in the Walled Garden at Harewood where they run … Read more

School Holidays

Summer Discovery Days at Harewood

29 – 31 August 2015Free for members

Do you know what a Housekeepers’ role really was? Can you draw like Turner? Join us at Harewood during this August bank holiday to find answers to these questions and more. Explore the gardens and investigate how the Georgians changed the landscape you can see from the Terrace. Uncover secrets from the well-trodden corridors Below Stairs with family trails and hands on activities. Learn about Harewood’s … Read more

Exhibitions

Red Kite Teaching School Alliance: Summer Design Exhibition

18 July – 6 September 2015

Harewood House Trust is very proud to once again hold the Red Kite Teaching Alliance A Level Design Exhibition. This exhibition brings together A Level design work from schools in the Red Kite Teaching School Alliance which includes Harrogate Grammar School, Roundhay School, Benton Park School, Ralph Thoresby School, Malton School, South Craven School, Rossett School, Ilkley Grammar School, Lawnswood School and … Read more

School Holidays

Summer at Harewood

22 July – 6 September 2015Free for members

Harewood is a perfect place to let loose this summer. Walk among the formal hedgerows on the Terrace with jaw-dropping views across beautiful Yorkshire countryside, go wild in the Adventure Playground or explore the tree lined paths along the Lake. With free family activities and acres of space to play, Harewood is a great destination to enjoy during the six weeks of summer.Discover, Explore and Play: Follow our … Read more

Wildlife

Daily Penguin Feeding

3 April – 1 November 2015

In the wild, the Humboldt Penguin feeds on anchovies, squid and sardines which are found in the Humboldt Ocean current off the West coast of Peru. At Harewood, we feed our penguins whitebait and sprats - fish that are similar in size to their natural diet, although they will also eat small herrings. They usually feed just after sunrise at a depth of around 1 metre. Get up close to our Penguins by helping the … Read more

Exhibitions

A Gift from the Whole Nation

3 April – 1 November 2015Free for members

At the start of the First World War there was a mass outpouring of sympathy and charity to the men fighting for Britain. The Royal family were not immune to this and in October 1914 the young Princess Mary took it upon herself to provide a small thank you present for the troops serving the country on Christmas Day 1914. By Christmas 1914, 355,716 gifts had reached members of the British Expeditionary force, … Read more

Exhibitions

New Rhythms: Henri Gaudier-Brzeska: Art, Dance and Movement in London 1911 – 1915

11 July – 1 November 2015Free for members

Harewood will be the only venue to receive a major new exhibition from Kettle’s Yard, Cambridge, featuring work by renowned French-born sculptor and draughtsman, Henri Gaudier-Brzeska. It is the first time Brzeska’s engagement with dance and movement has been explored. New Rhythms brings together sculpture, drawing, photography, film, and archive material in a display which marks the centenary of his untimely … Read more

Exhibitions

Thomas J Price: Recent Works

4 July – 1 November 2015Free for members

Thomas J Price is a rising star of the British contemporary art scene. Never meeting your gaze, these intriguing sculptures explore why black men are only represented in certain ways within art. Using traditional techniques, the exhibition appeals to classical and contemporary tastes. Read more

Exhibitions

The Art of Conservation

3 April – 1 November 2015Free for members

Harewood House Trust is home to one of the most important collections of Regency furniture in Britain. Representing world famous furniture maker Thomas Chippendale’s biggest commission, Harewood has a significant number of pieces which we care for and protect. From the luxurious State Bed to the carved, wooden curtain pelmets in the Gallery, our conservators are responsible to slowing down the natural decay of … Read more

Upcoming events

School Holidays

Castle Walk and Talk

30 August 2015Discounted for members

Join us for an exclusive tour of Harewood Castle.  This fascinating walk and talk will give you the opportunity to explore in detail, the ruins of this thirteenth century castle and learn about the exciting history behind it.  Taking a scenic walk down from All Saints’ Church to the Castle, this hands-on tour will give you the chance to discover more about Harewood’s Medieval past.Useful Information...: The … Read more

Festivals

The Antiques & Fine Art Fair at Harewood

11 – 13 September 2015Free for members

Exquisite antiques and art are on the way to Harewood with The Antiques & Fine Art Fair at returning for the fourth year. You will have the opportunity to meet a number of expert dealers. Top quality art and antiques for sale include silver, antiquities, jewellery and watches, paintings, clocks and barometers, glass, traditional and country furniture, books, English and Continental ceramics, contemporary and … Read more

Sports

2015 Brownlee Tri

26 September 2015

The 2015 Brownlee Tri at Harewood will build on the success of the 2014 event. Last year saw over 1000 competitors take centre stage running, cycling and swimming through Harewood House grounds and the Estate. Alistair Brownlee commented “We’re really pleased to be able to bring the Brownlee Tri back to Harewood House. It’s such a great triathlon venue with a course that offers something for everyone: young … Read more

Festivals

Autumn Glory

24 October – 1 November 2015Free for members

Perfect for families and lovers of the outdoors, October half term week at Harewood celebrates autumn in all its glory. Enjoy indoor and outdoor activities and explore the beauty of Harewood in its autumn coat.  Why not try your hand at biscuit decorating in the Pastry Room or test your knowledge with our wildlife trails? It’s a great way to spend crisp autumn days with your family. Activities include: … Read more

Sports

BHF Harewood House Half Marathon

28 February 2016

Go the distance to fight heart disease at the BHF’s second Harewood House Half Marathon Make your mark in the fight for every heartbeat and join the British Heart Foundation by running or jogging 13.1 miles around the estate. For one day, put aside your regular routine and unite with the nation’s heart charity to fight back against coronary heart disease. The route is predominantly off road with … Read more

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