What’s on

Today, Monday 26 June 2017

Talks & Tours

Objects in Focus Discovery Talks

18 May – 26 October 2017Free for members

This talk takes place every Thursday throughout the season* Join us every Thursday for a specialist talk from our Collections Team. Learn more about the objects in the collection they look after and discover some of their favourites.Schedule of talks: Our Objects in Focus run every Thursday throughout the open season. 23rd May: Etchings by Queen Victoria and Prince Albert (Talk location: The Old Library, State … Read more

Wildlife

Daily Penguin Feeding

24 March – 29 October 2017Free for members

Join us for our daily penguin feeding and watch our Humboldt Penguins being fed. 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 … Read more

Talks & Tours

Meet the Animals

24 March – 29 October 2017Free for members

Everyday you can discover more about the Farm animals at Harewood from our expert Keepers. This informal talk varies each day, giving you opportunities to learn about the animals we care for. Find out what our pigs, alpacas and pygmy goats like to eat and learn about how we look after them. Read more

Talks & Tours

Discovery Talk

24 March – 29 October 2017Free for members

Visit the House and you will be able to join our daily Discovery Talk. Explore the rich history of Harewood through the art works and collection we look after. Topics change each day and cover a wide variety of subjects from family history to furniture. Ask on the State Floor for details or call into the Courtyard Information Centre. Please note, a valid membership card or Freedom ticket is required to visit … Read more

Exhibitions

Victoria – a costume exhibition

24 March – 29 October 2017Free for members

"This year's unmissable fashion exhibition" - Drapers "Fashion Exhibition You Need To See In 2017" - Red Online Harewood House was recently used as a major set for ITV’s Victoria series. The crew filmed series one across Yorkshire for several months during winter 2015/16. Harewood was fortunate enough to be one of their key locations. To celebrate the success of the programme, the opulent rooms on … Read more

Exhibitions

The Plaster Bust Re-imagined, Kathy Dalwood

24 March – 29 October 2017Free for members

A selection of 21st century re-interpretations of the Victorian bust by artist Kathy Dalwood from her Secret Society series will go in the China Room cupboards. Instead of sculpting in clay or stone the busts are made by direct casting from real things and found objects which are collaged together, moulded and cast in plaster.Artists Comments, Kathy Dalwood: “The invitation to show my plaster busts at Harewood … Read more

Exhibitions

Empire Line by Gavin Fernandes

24 March – 29 October 2017Free for members

9 photographic prints Empire Line is a photographic narrative featuring and subverting the image of two social divisions; the ‘memsahibs,’ who were the British colonial, middle class women who resided in India  throughout the 19th century, and the native, indigenous women. The visual expression and stylistic approach shown here is an ironic interplay on the visible appearances of both societies, … Read more

Exhibitions

Victorian Harewood

24 March – 29 October 2017Free for members

“Harewood is in Yorkshire. The park seems very fine; the view from the window is very pretty. We dined in the beautiful gallery with a party of nearly 300 in number.  Princess Victoria recalls her visit to Harewood, 12th September 1835 Harewood House was recently used as a major set for ITV’s Victoria series. To celebrate the success of the programme, the opulent rooms on Harewood’s State Floor will come to … Read more

Exhibitions

Lady Canning: Artist and Traveller

24 March – 29 October 2017Free for members

Lady Canning was a talented watercolour artist  who became lady-in-waiting to Queen Victoria in 1842.  She accompanied the Queen on many public and private tours and recorded the places that they visited in a series of accomplished watercolours,  particularly of Scotland and Osborne on the Isle of Wight.  She also instructed Victoria in the art of watercolour and one of Queen Victoria’s copies after Lady … Read more

Victorian Harewood

The Haunted Doll’s House

24 March – 29 October 2017

Mixed media. `Ghost` performed by Ian Taylor Steve Manthorp is fascinated by the ghost stories of the late Victorian writer M.R.James (1862-1936) and has created a number of works inspired by them. The Haunted Doll’s House is one of the author’s best known tales and Manthorp’s interpretation is his most ambitious and largest ‘Jamesian’ artwork so far. Manthorp has taken small liberties with his … Read more

Upcoming events

Concert

Cliff Richard Just Fabulous Rock ‘n’ Roll

28 June 2017

We are pleased to welcome a concert to the 2017 event calendar. To celebrate the release of his incredible new album "Just…Fabulous Rock 'n' Roll", the UK’s most successful hit-maker, Cliff Richard, will be heading out on a summer tour of the UK’s most beautiful castles and historic locations in 2017 for a series of fully seated outdoor concerts in fabulous intimate arenas, built especially for Cliff … Read more

Exhibitions

Flamboyant Trees – Frank Walter

30 June – 29 October 2017Free for members

Harewood House Trust is delighted to exhibit a selection of works on paper by the Caribbean artist Frank Walter (1926-2009) in the Terrace Gallery. These works have never been seen together in England. The exhibition has been made possible with support from the Richard Ingleby Gallery, Edinburgh who have championed the artist’s work in the UK and internationally.About Frank Walter: Frank Walter (Francis … Read more

Performance

Northern School of Contemporary Dance Performance

1 July 2017Free for members

First year students from the Northern School of Contemporary Dance will present a site-specific performance piece in the majestic grounds of Harewood House. Students, working under the direction of choreographers Anna Williams and Jane McKernan, will create a piece inspired by the culture, landscape and beauty of Harewood. Harewood is a place of activity and lifelong learning, created by the generations of … Read more

Car Shows

The Motor Show incorporating the Yorkshire Classic Car Show

2 July 2017Free for members

Perfect for families and vehicle enthusiasts alike, The Motor Show features an extensive display of vintage, classic and modern classic vehicles across a range of categories including sports cars, performance, kit and custom cars. There will also be a host of modern vehicle brands represented to provide for a celebration of motoring from the early 1900’s right up to and including the latest models from the … Read more

Exhibitions

Leeds Championship Dog Show

21 – 23 July 2017Free for members

In one of the UK’s largest outdoor dog shows, breeds will compete for the ultimate 'Best in Show' prize and for a chance to compete at the world's most famous dog show, Crufts. This is the 35th year the event has taken place at Harewood.How much is entry?: There is a charge of £5 per car for the Dog Show. Visitors can enter the show free of charge, although due to Kennel Club rules, there is a £10 charge per … Read more

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