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Today, Friday 18 April 2014

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Spring at Harewood

5 – 21 April 2014Free for members

See spring chicks hatching this Easter! We’ve set up an incubator and brood area in our Information Centre and are putting in eggs from bantam hens which are a small domestic chicken. These birds are part of our conservation programme, they make excellent parents and the aim is for them to act as surrogate parents in the future. Drop in to see them hatching and to learn more about the birds and the conservation … Read more

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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

Yesterday

18 April – 8 June 2014Free for members

Alongside In Pursuit of the Exquisite, a complimentary contemporary exhibition in the Terrace Gallery, Yesterday, will feature the work of artists Dan Scott and Michelle Taylor. This exhibition incorporating ceramics, music and sound will explore how objects powerfully connect us to the past and in this respect for both artists the iconic and notorious figure of Marie Antoinette acts as a catalyst to explore … 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

Broken Memory

18 April – 8 June 2014Free for members

Delicate works by Michelle Taylor and Livia Marin will be on display in the China Cupboards. These works are visually beautiful and encourage us to look at everyday objects in a new light. Read more

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