What’s on

Today, Sunday 26 June 2016

Performance

Northern School of Contemporary Dance Performance

26 June 2016Free for members

First year students from the Northern School of Contemporary Dance will present a site-specific performance piece in the majestic grounds of Harewood House. Students, working under the direction of choreographers Anna Williams and Hannah Buckley, will create a piece inspired by the culture, landscape and beauty of Harewood. Harewood is a place of activity and lifelong learning, created by the generations of … Read more

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Shade into Shade

25 March – 24 July 2016Free for members

Harewood opens the spring season with an exhibition of work by the highly acclaimed Finnish photographer Jorma Puranen. During a short residency at Harewood, Puranen will photograph Harewood’s landscape and the Lake (one of Brown’s most significant contributions). His images are distinguished by his use of a special technique where he actually takes a photograph of the reflection of the image rather than the … Read more

Wildlife

Daily Penguin Feeding

25 March – 30 October 2016Free 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

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Art of Landscape

25 March – 30 October 2016Free for members

“Capability” Brown’s work made him the best-known landscape designer in English history. His work has inspired landscape gardeners, architects and designers for centuries. At Harewood, this influence has extended to some of Britain’s most well-known artists. In recognition of this strong and continued influence, the Art of Landscape will show works from great masters who have engaged intimately with the … Read more

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Nature, Design and “Capability” Brown

25 March – 30 October 2016Free for members

“The pleasure grounds, and gardens rare! Laid out, by Mr Brown, with utmost care; With great abundance all abound, And rich luxuriance smiles around: Though both, which now such beauty yield, Were lately but a furrow’d field.” A description of Harewood in "The Tourist's Companion" by John Jewell, 1822. Lancelot “Capability” Brown began work on Harewood’s landscape in 1776. It took five years to … Read more

Talks & Tours

Daily Penguin Feed & Talk

25 March – 30 October 2016Free for members

Join our Bird Garden Keeper and our colony of Humboldt Penguins for their daily afternoon feed and talk. You will learn a little about each of our penguins, where they originate from and what they like to eat.Can I feed the penguins?: Did you know you can pre-book to feed the penguins with our Keepers? This is a popular activity and places are limited. You will need to be aged ten years or above to feed the … Read more

Talks & Tours

Meet the Animals

25 March – 30 October 2016Free 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

25 March – 30 October 2016Free 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

Upcoming events

Cinema

Open Air Cinema – Labyrinth

7 July 2016

Experience the 1986 cult classic, Labyrinth, on the North Front in a magical night of open air viewing run by The Luna Cinema. Starring British icon David Bowie, this film is returning to the big screen following a 21st century makeover. Follow the story of 15 year old Sarah Williams as she makes her way through an ever-changing maze to rescue her brother from the King of the Goblins. This wonderful … Read more

Cinema

Open Air Cinema – Star Wars: The Force Awakens

8 July 2016

"A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away..." 2015 box office smash, Star Wars: The Force Awakens, comes to the big screen at Harewood this summer. Join us for some unique alfresco viewing with Harewood House as your backdrop. Approximately thirty years after the destruction of the second Death Star, Luke Skywalker, the last known surviving Jedi Master, has disappeared. Both the First Order, a successor to … Read more

Cinema

Open Air Cinema – Dirty Dancing

9 July 2016

"Nobody puts Baby in the corner!" Dirty Dancing comes to Open Air Cinema at Harewood presented by The Luna Cinema this summer. Experience the drama, music and romance of this 1987 classic as the sun slowly sets. Set in 1963, the film follows a family during their summer at Catskills resort. Frances "Baby" Houseman falls in love with the camp's dance instructor, Johnny Castle, whose background is vastly … Read more

School Holidays

Leeds Championship Dog Show

22 – 24 July 2016Free for members

One of the UK’s largest outdoor dog shows, breeds will compete for the ultimate 'Best in Show' prize and for a chance to compete at the world’s greatest dog show, Crufts.How much is entry?: There is a charge of £5 per car for the Dog Show. Visitors can enter the show free of charge, although due to Kennel Club rules, there is a £10 charge per spectator dog. Please note, whilst Harewood Members are admitted … Read more

School Holidays

Beekeeping Taster Day

30 July 2016Discounted for members

This summer, Harewood is once again providing a series of Beekeeping Taster Days held in conjunction with the Harewood Learning Team and Harrogate & Ripon Beekeepers’ Association.  Learn the tips and tricks of beekeeping, before getting busy in your own garden! This workshop offers you the opportunity to explore t into the wonderful world of bees, including the chance to visit and observe a working apiary … Read more

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