What’s on

Today, Tuesday 23 May 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

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. 23rd May: Etchings by Queen Victoria and Prince Albert (Talk location: The Old Library, State … 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

Lady 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

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

Festivals

The Country Show at Harewood

17 – 18 June 2017

The brand new Country Show at Harewood arrives over 17th and 18th June, welcoming an array of country sports competitions, a wide variety of countryside attractions and demonstrations, a superb retail section and lots of family inspired fun. To find out more or to purchase tickets please visit the website.Where do I park?: Please switch off your satnav as you get close to Harewood and follow the yellow event … Read more

Lectures

Lady Canning – Love, Art and Travel

27 June 2017Discounted for members

Join our Historic Collections Adviser Professor Ann Sumner for a focused talk on the watercolours of Charlotte, Lady Canning to coincide with our current exhibition, which she curated. Charlotte was a talented watercolourist and her works chronicled her time as lady-in-waiting to Queen Victoria, travelling around Britain with views of Balmoral in Scotland to Osborne in the Isle of Wight,  as well as  fine … Read more

Concert

Cliff Richard Just Fabulous Rock ‘n’ Roll

28 June 2017

We are pleased to welcome a concert to the 2017 event calendar. To celebrate the release of his incredible new album "Just…Fabulous Rock 'n' Roll", the UK’s most successful hit-maker, Cliff Richard, will be heading out on a summer tour of the UK’s most beautiful castles and historic locations in 2017 for a series of fully seated outdoor concerts in fabulous intimate arenas, built especially for Cliff … Read more

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