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Today, Wednesday 7 October 2015


Daily Penguin Feeding

3 April – 1 November 2015

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 sunrise at a depth of around 1 metre. Get up close to our Penguins by helping the … Read more


A Gift from the Whole Nation

3 April – 1 November 2015Free 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


New Rhythms: Henri Gaudier-Brzeska: Art, Dance and Movement in London 1911 – 1915

11 July – 1 November 2015Free for members

Harewood will be the only venue to receive a major new exhibition from Kettle’s Yard, Cambridge, featuring work by renowned French-born sculptor and draughtsman, Henri Gaudier-Brzeska. It is the first time Brzeska’s engagement with dance and movement has been explored. New Rhythms brings together sculpture, drawing, photography, film, and archive material in a display which marks the centenary of his untimely … Read more


Thomas J Price: Recent Works

4 July – 1 November 2015Free for members

Thomas J Price is a rising star of the British contemporary art scene. Never meeting your gaze, these intriguing sculptures explore why black men are only represented in certain ways within art. Using traditional techniques, the exhibition appeals to classical and contemporary tastes. Read more


The Art of Conservation

3 April – 1 November 2015Free for members

Harewood House Trust is home to one of the most important collections of Regency furniture in Britain. Representing world famous furniture maker Thomas Chippendale’s biggest commission, Harewood has a significant number of pieces which we care for and protect. From the luxurious State Bed to the carved, wooden curtain pelmets in the Gallery, our conservators are responsible to slowing down the natural decay of … Read more

Upcoming events


Autumn Glory

24 October – 1 November 2015Free for members

Perfect for families and lovers of the outdoors, October half term week at Harewood celebrates autumn in all its glory. Enjoy indoor and outdoor activities, and explore the beauty of Harewood in its autumn coat.  Why not try your hand at biscuit decorating in the Pastry Room or test your knowledge with our wildlife trails? It’s a great way to spend crisp autumn days with your family. Activities include: … Read more

School Holidays

Introduction to Birdwatching

26 October 2015Discounted for members

Autumn 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

28 October 2015Discounted 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 during the impressive autumn rut where mature stags compete with other males for access to females.Useful Information: The Deer Park Safari begins at the Information Centre. Please make your … Read more

School Holidays

Taste the Wild Foraging Walk

29 October 2015Discounted for members

Come and join expert foragers Chris and Rose Bax from Taste the Wild on a wild food walk in the beautiful grounds of Harewood House. Our hedgerows and woodlands are full of edible treats and this two hour guided walk will give you an insight into the diversity of nature's seasonal larder. The session will look at the identification, sustainable picking and culinary use of commonly found wild edibles.Taste the … Read more

School Holidays

Castle Walk and Talk

1 November 2015Discounted 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


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