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Learning at Harewood


  • Harewood House Trust
    Harewood House
    LS17 9LG

  • 0113 218 1017
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Did you know?

Harewood is a wonderful place to learn, to enjoy being in nature and to feel inspired.

As an educational charity and an accredited museum, we are committed to making Harewood accessible to all.  There is so much to explore here, whether you are a family, a school group, community organisation or just someone eager to find out more.

School Visits 2021

To book a self-guided visit for Christmas or 2022, simply complete our school booking request form and a member of the team will get back to you as soon as possible.

We are working hard towards relaunching facilitated sessions across the House, Garden and Bird Garden from next year. If there is something you would particularly like to see us offer or would like to work with us on, we’d love to hear from you, please contact hannah.o@harewood.org.

We wish teachers and pupils a safe term and hope to welcome you here soon.

Little Christmas Wishes

For Christmas 2021, we are delighted to offer a magical Christmas workshop suitable for Reception and Key Stage 1 pupils.

Harewood House has been transformed into a Christmas dream from long ago. Learn the story of a little girl called Sophie, as she watches a pantomime through a keyhole.

Enjoy a guided tour through this year’s Christmas installation, Upon A Christmas Wish, enhanced with songs and storytelling. Then join us in our Cabin of Curiosities to explore dreams and shadow puppet performances, and think about your own Christmas wishes.

Dates Available : 22 Nov – 17 Dec 2021

This facilitated session includes…
+ An indoor trail led by a Learning facilitator based on our Christmas installation by Lord Whitney

+ An activity in the Curiosity Cabin at the end of each session

Duration: 1.5 hours
Cost: £7.00 per pupil (including admission)
Maximum of 15 pupils per group

For self-guided visits, please contact groups@harewood.org.

Self-Guided Visits

All education tickets include full access to Harewood House, Grounds and Gardens, Bird Garden, Farm Experience and Adventure Playground.

We offer discounted admissions for all educational groups of 10 or more and we provide two complimentary staff tickets with every booking so teachers can visit prior to their trip.

Education Group Rates

EYFS-KS4 £5 per pupil. £5.50 on a weekend

KS5 & HE £6.50 per pupil

Recommended staff to pupil ratios are:

EYFS: 1:4 KS1 & KS2: 1:6 KS3+: 1:10

Staff within these ratios are free, as are the essential carers. Additional adult tickets are priced at £6.50 each.

Apart from SEND groups, school groups need to have 10+ pupils to benefit from our educational rates.

Practical Information for your visit

Opening Hours:

House 11am to 4pm, last entry 3.45pm. Queuing system for entry in operation.
Gardens and Grounds 10am to 6pm, last entry 5pm.
Bird Garden and Farm Experience 10am to 5pm, last entry 4.15pm.
Courtyard Café 10am to 5.30pm

Lunches: Home-brought food can be enjoyed in the picnic areas or outdoor seating widely available or the Education Suite can be booked for a fee.

Please note, the State Floor will be closed from Monday 25 October to Sunday 31 October, with the full House closing from 1 November to Friday 12 November to prepare for our Christmas exhibition.

Education Suite Hire

School groups can pre-book our Education Suite to use for lunches for a fee of £25 to cover deep clean costs or for a fee of £15 for storage use.

Must be pre-booked 2 weeks prior to visit. 

We're Good to Go

We are holders of the ‘We’re Good to Go’ Visit England industry standard, awarded to organisations that have followed government and industry COVID-19 guidelines, have necessary risk assessments in place, and a process to maintain cleanliness and aid social distancing.