What’s on

Today, Sunday 30 April 2017

Exhibitions

SNAPSHOT

24 March – 30 June 2017Free for members

Step into the world of Lady Florence Katherine Bridgeman, 5th Countess of Harewood. SNAPSHOT explores the life and works of this enthusiastic, amateur photographer with her enchanting images of Victorian life. The photography you can see in this exhibition has never been shown to the public before. Hundreds of images have been expertly digitised 100 years after they were originally captured allowing you to … 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

Charlotte 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

Exhibitions

The Antiques & Fine Art Fair at Harewood

12 – 14 May 2017Free for members

Exquisite antiques and art are on the way to Harewood with The Antiques & Fine Art Fair, returning for the sixth 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, glass, traditional and country furniture, books, English and Continental ceramics, contemporary and 19th century sculpture, … Read more

Performance

Notes for an Axminster Carpet

20 May 2017Free for members

Join us for a site-specific collaboration between renowned poet, Rommi Smith and musician and composer, Jenni Molloy, in celebration of Harewood House's two Axminster carpets in the Music Room and Yellow Drawing Room.  Smith's response reflects the current condition mapping of the delicate Yellow Drawing Room carpet in preparation for conservation, following a public consultation. These unique carpets have survived … Read more

Sports

Salomon Sunset Series

20 May 2017

On 20th May, the Sunset Series will kick off with it’s first event at Harewood. From 8pm, runners will work their way through a 10k route across expansive grasslands, bridle-paths and forest trails to finish the race with a viewpoint over Harewood House at sunset - perfect for a Saturday evening trail run. The Salomon Sunset Series is no regular running event. The event village will open from 3pm and offer … Read more

Festivals

Great British Food Festival

27 – 29 May 2017Free for members

The Great British Food Festival is back at Harewood from Saturday 27th to Monday 29th 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 tasty hot food vendors, add a dash of real ale and wine bars, a sprinkling of kids cookery lessons and circus workshops, lots of children’s activities and top chef demos, stir in a cake … Read more

School Holidays

Castle Walk and Talk

4 June 2017Discounted 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

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