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Today, Wednesday 18 October 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.   20th June: Etchings by Queen Victoria and Prince Albert (Talk location: The Old … Read more

Talks & Tours

Daily Penguin Feed & Talk

1 – 29 October 2017Free 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 seven years or above to feed the … 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 and two across Yorkshire for several months during winter 2015/16 and throughout 2017. Harewood was fortunate enough to be one of their key locations. To celebrate the success of the programme, … 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

Festivals

Autumn Glory

21 – 29 October 2017Free 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. It’s a great way to spend crisp autumn days with your family. It’s a great time of year to get outside and enjoy fresh autumn air, crunch fallen leaves and to make wonderful memories with your family. … Read more

School Holidays

Deer Park Safari

26 October 2017Discounted for members

Join the British Deer Society on a deer safari through Harewood Estate. Visitors will be treated to beautiful views of Yorkshire’s countryside and will get to see a true wildlife spectacle. Learn about Red, Fallow and Roe deer during the impressive autumn rut where mature stags compete with other males for access to females.Useful Information: The Deer Park Safari begins at the Information Point. Please make your … Read more

Christmas

Victorian Christmas at Harewood

24 November – 31 December 2017Free for members

This winter, join us for a truly spectacular Victorian Christmas in the house. For the first time in 5 years, Harewood House and grounds will open for a special Christmas season. You will be able to explore state rooms and kitchens in the house which will be dressed by Michael Howells, award winning Set Designer from ITV’s Victoria series, which used Harewood House as a major location. Discover how the … Read more

Christmas

Fireside Father Christmas at Harewood

25 November – 23 December 2017

Join Father Christmas for a wonderfully festive event at Harewood House this winter. On selected dates, Mr Claus and his elves will be welcoming groups of lucky children into the Servants' Hall to hear a Christmas story read by Father Christmas and to receive a special gift.How do I book?: To book, please contact our Christmas Experience Team on 0113 218 1000. Should the phone lines be busy, please do leave a … Read more

Christmas

Twilight Tours

30 November 2017

Join us for an exclusive out of hours tour of Harewood and explore our Victorian Christmas displays after dark. This special twilight tour includes a welcome drink and mince pie on arrival, before you are taken on an after-hours tour of the State Floor and Below Stairs. See the beautiful rooms dressed by award-winning set designer Michael Howells, and learn more from our expert guides on the history of Harewood, and … Read more

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