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Today, Sunday 20 August 2017

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Alice in Wonderland at Harewood House

29 July – 3 September 2017Free for members

“You’re entirely bonkers. But I’ll tell you a secret, all the best people are.” – the Mad Hatter This summer, Harewood House and grounds will come to life with fun activities inspired by Lewis Carroll's classic novel, Alice in Wonderland. The Victorian story is well loved (including by Queen Victoria herself) and characters including Alice, the Cheshire Cat, the Mad Hatter and the March Hare will become … Read more

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.   20th June: Etchings by Queen Victoria and Prince Albert (Talk location: The Old … 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: an Indian Summer

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

Exhibitions

Flamboyant Trees – Frank Walter

30 June – 29 October 2017Free for members

This summer, Harewood House Trust is presenting a major exhibition with the Ingleby Gallery of works by talented artist and writer, Frank Walter (1926 – 2009). The first time his works have been exhibited in England; the 63 paintings depict miniature landscapes (both real and imagined), trees, masks, and abstracts. Walter was a prolific artist painting several hundred works and carvings, he wrote over 25,000 … Read more

Upcoming events

Theatre

The Smartest Giant in Town Outdoor Theatre

25 – 26 August 2017

SOLD OUT! George was the scruffiest giant in town, but one day, when he sees a shop stocking giant-size clothes, he decides it's time to update his image. With smart clothes, George is a new man. However, as he journeys home, he meets various animals who desperately need his help. George's kind heart and generosity take him on an adventure where he discovers that it's not how you look that's important, but how you … Read more

Steam Fair

The Steam Fair at Harewood

2 – 3 September 2017Discounted for members

Harewood will once again play host to a Steam Fair over the weekend of Saturday 2nd - Sunday 3rd September. There will be a full programme of top steam fair attractions including steam engines, classic cars, vintage tractors, classic motorcycles, fairground organs, miniature steam engines, stationary engines and vintage commercials. Also included will be trade stands, auto-jumble, a craft and fine food … Read more

Lectures

The Life of Queen Victoria

7 September 2017Discounted for members

As part of this year’s celebration of Victorian Harewood, join us for an in-depth talk on the life of Queen Victoria. Join our expert guide, Irene Truman, and discover more about Queen Victoria's life, hobbies, public duties and her connections with Harewood House. This lecture will take place in the majestic Steward's Room, before the House opens to the public, giving you the chance to see a little bit of … Read more

Cinema

Open Air Cinema – La La Land

8 September 2017

Open air cinema returns to Harewood this summer, as The Luna Cinema presents three nights of classic cinema under the stars. We've got three iconic films taking to the big screen and all set to the breathtaking backdrop of Harewood's 18th Century house. Up first, it's this year's instant classic and winner of 6 (nearly 7!) Oscars, La La Land. Starring Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone, and all set in sunny California, … Read more

Cinema

Open Air Cinema – Grease

9 September 2017

Presented by The Luna Cinema, Grease comes to the big screen at Harewood this Summer.  We're screening the most popular musical of all time, starring John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John, so grab your friends and a picnic blanket for a magical evening of open air viewing that you won't forget! Boasting a truly unforgettable soundtrack, experience the music and romance of this classic film as the sun slowly … Read more

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