What’s on

Today, Friday 29 April 2016

Exhibitions

A Gift from the Whole Nation

25 March – 31 May 2016Free 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

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Shade into Shade

25 March – 1 July 2016Free for members

Harewood opens the spring season with an exhibition of work by the highly acclaimed Finnish photographer Jorma Puranen. During a short residency at Harewood, Puranen will photograph Harewood’s landscape and the Lake (one of Brown’s most significant contributions). His images are distinguished by his use of a special technique where he actually takes a photograph of the reflection of the image rather than the … Read more

Wildlife

Daily Penguin Feeding

25 March – 30 October 2016Free for members

Join us for our daily penguin feeding and watch our Humbold 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

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Art of Landscape

25 March – 30 October 2016Free for members

“Capability” Brown’s work made him the best-known landscape designer in English history. His work has inspired landscape gardeners, architects and designers for centuries. At Harewood, this influence has extended to some of Britain’s most well-known artists. In recognition of this strong and continued influence, the Art of Landscape will show works from great masters who have engaged intimately with the … Read more

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Nature, Design and “Capability” Brown

25 March – 30 October 2016Free for members

“The pleasure grounds, and gardens rare! Laid out, by Mr Brown, with utmost care; With great abundance all abound, And rich luxuriance smiles around: Though both, which now such beauty yield, Were lately but a furrow’d field.” A description of Harewood in "The Tourist's Companion" by John Jewell, 1822. Lancelot “Capability” Brown began work on Harewood’s landscape in 1776. It took five years to … Read more

Talks & Tours

Daily Penguin Feed & Talk

25 March – 30 October 2016Free for members

Join our Bird Garden Keeper and our colony of Humboldt Penguins for their daily afternoon feed and talk. You will learn a little about each of our penguins, where they originate from and what they like to eat.Can I feed the penguins?: Did you know you can pre-book to feed the penguins with our Keepers? This is a popular activity and places are limited. You will need to be aged ten years or above to feed the … Read more

Talks & Tours

Meet the Animals

25 March – 30 October 2016Free 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

25 March – 30 October 2016Free 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

Upcoming events

Festivals

Geronimo Festival

1 – 2 May 2016

After a hugely successful first year, Geronimo is delighted to announce it will be coming to Harewood on May 1 and 2, 2016. See a live stage show, visit the circus and go to the theatre…  all before lunch! Geronimo promises an exciting programme of acts, amazing experiences and wonderful adventures for the whole family. The live stage features Cbeebies stars Mr Bloom, Cook and Line from Swashbuckle, Katy … Read more

Sports

Color Me Rad 5K

21 May 2016

Color Me Rad is coming to Harewood with a tsunami of colour that’ll make coloured tears of joy run down your cheeks! Color Me Rad is a 5K that fires off in a blaze of colour bombs, colour cannons, color mortars and multi-toned courses that guarantee your outlook will be brighter! Historically, running has only been acceptable when trying to escape the law, personal responsibility, the truth, and grizzly … Read more

Festivals

Great British Food Festival

28 – 30 May 2016Free for members

The Great British Food Festival is back at Harewood on the 28th-30th May over the Bank Holiday weekend. The recipe for the weekend? Well, take a good helping of local and artisan producers, a big serving of stunning hot food, add a dash of real ale and wine bars, kids cookery lessons, lots of children’s activities and top chef demos, stir in a cake competition and the popular Men V’s Food, with lashings of … Read more

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Great Capabilities; a celebration of “Capability” Brown at Harewood

4 – 12 June 2016Discounted for members

Join us, as we celebrate the achievements of Lancelot “Capability” Brown at Harewood in a series of walks, talks and exhibitions; there is something for everyone from novice to enthusiast to enjoy. Explore the history behind Harewood’s connection with Brown and join one of our expert talks in the landscape itself. Talks and tours will include: Finding Mr Brown in Yorkshire with Peter Goodchild: an academic … Read more

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Finding Mr Brown in Yorkshire

7 June 2016Discounted for members

An academic look at Brownian designs and exploring the history behind his connection with Harewood with historian Peter Goodchild. Brown is recognised as one of the most outstanding landscape gardeners in the history. This talk will analyse how influential Brown was in developing the naturalistic style in the early 18th century. Who were the designers who inspired him? How did his style develop? What … Read more

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