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Today, Thursday 18 September 2014

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Daily Penguin Feeding

5 April – 2 November 2014

In the wild the Humboldt Penguin feeds on anchovies, squid and sardines that are found in the Humboldt Ocean current of the West coast of Peru. At Harewood we feed them 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 sunrise at a depth of around 1 metre. Get up close to the Penguins by helping the keepers feed … Read more

Exhibitions

In Pursuit of the Exquisite: Royal Sèvres from Versailles to Harewood

18 April – 2 November 2014Free for members

The Sèvres factory opened in 1740, survived the turmoil of the French Revolution, and is still manufacturing porcelain today.  At a certain moment in history their exquisite wares were among the most desirable and sought after objects in Europe, obsessively collected by aristocratic and royal patrons. In the second half of the 18th century the story of Sèvres is entwined with that of some of their most famous … Read more

Exhibitions

Harewood Masterpieces: works by Turner, Girtin and Varley

18 April – 2 November 2014Free for members

Harewood has enjoyed a very special relationship with contemporary artists throughout its history. In 1797, Beau Lascelles commissioned two young artists from London to paint watercolours of the House his father had recently inherited. One was JMW Turner (1775-1851), just 22 years old and starting to acquire a reputation as a promising architectural draughtsman. The other was Turner’s friend and colleague Thomas … Read more

Talks & Tours

Morning Highlight Tours

18 April – 2 November 2014

This year you will be delighted to hear that visitors will be able to book onto daily highlight tours of the House. Our expert House Stewards will give you a history of Harewood exploring some of Harewood's hidden treasures. Speak to our Information Centre for more details. Read more

Talks & Tours

Afternoon Highlight Tours

18 April – 2 November 2014

Enjoy the State Rooms at Harewood House with one of our House Stewards. Our expert team will walk you through the history of the House where you will be able to explore some of the Georgian treasures which are on display. Contact the Information Centre for more information. Read more

Exhibitions

Henry Moore at Harewood

21 June – 2 November 2014Free for members

In the landscape: Large Reclining Figure In the Terrace Gallery: Henry Moore: In the Arts Council Collection It has long been an ambition to bring Yorkshire born Henry Moore to Harewood. In 1980 the 7th Earl and Countess of Harewood discussed with him their hopes of one day seeing his work in Harewood’s beautiful landscape. Sadly, Moore died before this ambition was realised. David Lascelles, Earl of … Read more

Exhibitions

My Beautiful Bike Ride

23 June – 2 November 2014Free for members

In the year the Tour de France comes to Yorkshire, My Beautiful Bike Ride celebrates the ordinary cyclist: people who ride for fun, to travel to work, or because their job requires it. There are 18 rides, featuring 31 riders; the oldest rider is 84, the youngest 11. Their rides have taken them across moors and along the coast, down busy city streets and leafy country lanes. Only one person fell off. Each rider … Read more

Exhibitions

A Gift from the Whole Nation

29 August – 2 November 2014Free 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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