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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

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

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My Beautiful Bike Ride

23 June – 2 November 2014Free for members

In the year the Tour de France comes to Yorkshire, My Beautiful Bike Ride celebrates the ordinary cyclist: people who ride for fun, to travel to work, or because their job requires it. There are 18 rides, featuring 31 riders; the oldest rider is 84, the youngest 11. Their rides have taken them across moors and along the coast, down busy city streets and leafy country lanes. Only one person fell off. Each rider … Read more

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A Gift from the Whole Nation

27 August – 2 November 2014Free 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