What’s on

Today, Saturday 25 March 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

Upcoming events

Festivals

Spring at Harewood

1 – 23 April 2017Free for members

Perfect for families and lovers of the outdoors, Harewood celebrates spring in all its glory. Meet our animal family in the Farm Experience with rabbits, guinea pigs, pygmy goats and more, there’s lots to keep your children entertained during the holidays. Don’t miss the penguin feeding, minibeast trail and bright pink flamingos too! Explore the gardens as they burst into life with bright, spring bulbs … Read more

School Holidays

Introduction to Birdwatching

5 April 2017Discounted for members

Spring is an excellent time to watch birds and where better than the Harewood Estate with its variety of habitats. Improve your bird identification skills, learn about the birds that can be found on the estate, practise some bird song and find out how to use your binoculars with speed and accuracy. You’ll get the chance to see birds through a powerful telescope and, with your own personal guide Linda Jenkinson, … Read more

School Holidays

Deer Park Safari

12 April 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 in spring. Hear more about the life cycle of deer and how they shed their antlers.Useful Information: The Deer Park Safari begins at the Information Point. Please make your way up to the … Read more

School Holidays

Castle Walk and Talk

18 April 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

Sports

The Leeds Bubble Rush

22 April 2017

Join St Gemma's Hospice on Saturday 22nd April for the biggest, brightest, happiest and most colourful 5k Leeds has ever seen! The Leeds Bubble Rush is bursting with bubbles and back for its second year at Harewood. Along the 5k course there will be four different coloured bubble stations, where one of the high powered foam cannons will be blowing out 30 cubic metres a minute of frothy, coloured bubbles making … Read more

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