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New plans for Terrace Cottage…

You may have seen a building nestled in the trees near the Adventure Playground at Harewood; Terrace Cottage. Previously not open to the public, we’re pleased to be opening the cottage up to visitors in the near future as the venue for our Second Hand Bookshop. We’ll have Paperbacks and Hardbacks, books for adults and children – and a comfy area for you to enjoy the books at your leisure. Our plan is to make Harewood sustainable – and the bookshop will be the ultimate recycling facility.. Bring along a book, buy a book, donate a book.. and the cycle repeats.. (All proceeds go to the Harewood Charitable Trust).

Keep an eye out on our website news pages for updates!

Nature Fest goes down a treat!

Our all-new event for February half term went down a treat with everyone!

The plan was to host a week of nature-themed fun and activities for little ones and adults alike…helping our visitors to make the most of Harewood and the great outdoors at this time of year – and blow those winter cobwebs away!

Nature Fest: Go wild outdoors at Harewood this February half term turned out to be a fantastic idea and a wonderful event.

Whether they had a thirst for knowledge or an enthusiasm for the outdoors or just wanted to have fresh air and fun at the Harewood, our visitors unanimously approved the new event!

With so much going on visitors we’re spoilt for choice: grow your own, meet the bugs, storytelling sessions, nature trails, Bird Garden walk-talk-feed tours, cookery demos in the Old Kitchen, willow weaving and Garden trails to the Walled Garden to see the work going on there developing Harewood’s original Kitchen Garden.

If you missed it this year be sure to join us next year!

visit our what’s on pages to find out about forthcoming events and more…

Launch of Art in Yorkshire: Celebrating the arts in Yorkshire

Art in Yorkshire – supported by Tate – is a year long celebration of the visual arts in 19 galleries throughout Yorkshire. Works from Tate’s Collection of historic, modern and contemporary art will be showcased through a compelling programme of exhibitions and events.

Click here to go to our website to to hear about Yorkshire as a destination for the arts from Gary Verity (Director, Welcome to Yorkshire).

The idea of Art in Yorkshire is a simple one – to encourage people to explore the huge variety of public art galleries across Yorkshire during 2011, and experience our region’s long and strong cultural tradition of visual art.

You can read more about our forthcoming exhibition, see videos and book tickets for associated events on our Finding Adam webpage.

Visit the Art in Yorkshire website for full details of the venues and programme.

The art of illusion at Harewood: Scagliola or Marble?

Buckingham Palace and the Victoria and Albert Museum in London are just two famous buildings that feature Scagliola, a marble imitation that was first developed in the Baroque era. Today it is often more expensive than real marble because it is so complicated to make. Only experts can determine Scagliola from the real thing.

Deutsche Welle, Germany’s equivalent of BBC-World, visited Harewood this week with Michael Koumbouzis of the Leeds-based ‘Scagliola Company’ to explore Harewood’s collections…you can see the footage on Euromaxx (Deutsche Welle’s daily life and style magazine show) here.

Visit the House from 22nd April 2011 to see if you can spot the scagliola and marble pieces we have!


Christmas Lights Fantastic at Harewood!

Our first ever Christmas Lights Switch On was a fantastic success with a swinging festive party on stage hosted by Real Radio’s Dixie and Gayle followed by the highlight of the show – a state of the art light show, using a three dimensional projection onto the stunning exterior of the 18th Century House…

If you missed the Lights Switch On (and all the recent press coverage too!) you can watch a snippet of the show on our Harewood You Tube channel, or visit our website to read more and to watch it now!