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I would not exceed the limits of expense that I have always set myself. Let us do everything properly and well, mais pas trop.

Edwin Lascelles to Robert Adam

When Edwin Lascelles started building Harewood House in 1759 he wanted nothing but the best for his new home. He employed the finest craftsmen of the time: York-born architect John Carr, fashionable interior designer Robert Adam, England’s greatest furniture maker Thomas Chippendale and visionary landscape gardener Lancelot ‘Capability’ Brown. As you walk round the House, you can see Renaissance masterpieces, exquisite family portraits by Reynolds, Gainsborough, Lawrence and Richmond, as well as a fine collection of Sèvres china, among many other delights.

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State Rooms events


Radical Acts: Why Craft Matters

26 March – 29 August 2022

Summer at Harewood

Summer at Harewood

16 July – 3 September 2022Free for members


Festive Members’ Day

11 November 2022Free for members

Below Stairs events

Harewood Unlimited

Creative Calligraphy for Beginners Workshop

20 August 2022


Radical Acts: Why Craft Matters

26 March – 29 August 2022

Royal Harewood

Queen Elizabeth II: Celebrating 70 years

3 May – 30 October 2022Free for members

State Rooms

Below Stairs