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Today, Friday 23 March 2018

Talks & Tours

Chippendale Discovery Talk

23 March – 30 June 2018Free 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 Visitor Centre. Please note, a valid membership card or Freedom ticket is required to visit the … Read more

Chippendale 300

Thomas Chippendale: Designer, Maker, Decorator

23 March – 2 September 2018Free for members

To coincide with the national Chippendale 300 celebrations to mark the tercentenary of the birth of Thomas Chippendale, Designer, Maker, Decorator will showcase the remarkable range of Chippendale’s work at Harewood House. Thomas Chippendale (1718 – 1779), born just down the road from Harewood in Otley, was one of 18th century Britain’s finest and most innovative furniture makers. Designer, Maker, … Read more

Talks & Tours

Daily Penguin Feed & Talk

23 March – 4 November 2018Free for members

Join our Bird Garden Keeper and our colony of Humboldt Penguins for a spot of lunch at 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 … Read more

Talks & Tours

Meet the Animals

23 March – 4 November 2018Free 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


Daily Penguin Feeding

23 March – 4 November 2018Free 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

Upcoming events

Family Drop-in

Little Carpenters Denbuilding

24 March – 1 July 2018Free for members

This activity takes place on weekends only Join us this spring and get crafty with our Little Carpenters Denbuilding activity. As part of our Chippendale celebrations for 2018, you and your family can try your hand at denbuilding and discover all the different shapes and structures you can create from wood. From a fairy den, to a shelter you can fit your whole family under, become a woodland explorer for the day … Read more

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Boat Trips

24 March – 4 November 2018

Enjoy a short pleasure trip of approximately 20 minutes and take in the views of the House and Walled Garden on-board our boat, The Capability.  The Capability sets sail for tours of the Lake on weekends, bank holidays and Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays during school holidays. Boat rides are charged at £3 per person or £10 for a family of 4 (2 adults & 2 children). Charges apply to both Harewood … Read more

Chippendale 300

Conversation in Action

27 March – 26 June 2018Free for members

Our Conservation in Action Demonstrations take place every Tuesday at 2pm Join us every Tuesday afternoon to see live conservation demonstrations in the Servant's Hall, Below Stairs. It is the job of our small permanent team, as well as a group of trained volunteers and occasionally, specialist external conservators, to ensure our collections are carefully looked after. Our in-house team is trained to care for … Read more


Members’ Private View

28 March 2018Members only

THIS EVENT IS NOW FULLY BOOKED Spend an evening at Harewood as guests of Lord and Lady Harewood, and the Director of the Harewood House Trust, Jane Marriott. We would be delighted for you to join us for the first, exclusive members’ only event of 2018, to celebrate the opening of Designer, Maker, Decorator, a new exhibition presented by Harewood. The exhibition coincides with the tercentenary of the birth … Read more

Chippendale 300

Woodland Walk and Talk

29 March – 28 June 2018Free for members

This walk and talk takes place every Thursday until 28th June. Join our gardens team for a walk around the West Garden at Harewood, and learn more about some of the tree species in our collection, including those Chippendale used in his furniture making. Meet the team that look after the magnificent gardens here at Harewood and have the chance to ask any questions you may have about gardening across the … Read more


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