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Festivals

Spring at Harewood

3 – 19 April 2015Free for members

Fresh air, fun and family activities await you at Harewood's celebration of spring. Explore the gardens as they burst into life, with bright, spring bulbs and mature rhododendrons blooming with colour and crispness. Feel the fresh air on your cheeks as you walk through the wild Himalayan Garden filled with rare and unusual plants. Make sure you leave time to uncover the secrets of caring for a House like … Read more

Wildlife

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

Exhibitions

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

Exhibitions

Mr Turner and Mr Girtin: The Early Years

3 April – 5 July 2015Free for members

Never before have Turner and Girtin been so directly compared in an exhibition. These innovative watercolourists, were both commissioned early in their careers to paint the same views of Harewood. This exhibition offers you the chance to directly compare these important British artists from the place that they visited and painted. Using these important early works, this exhibition takes a fresh look at the … Read more

Exhibitions

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