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Princess Mary Harewood’s Royal Resident

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Join us for a right Royal workshop and learn more about Princess Mary and Harewood’s time as a Royal Household.

Your pupils will be offered a fascinating insight into Harewood’s history as we explore how it was transformed into a Royal Household after Princess Mary married the 6th Earl of Harewood in 1922. In this session we will explore how she was related to the Royal family and the changes she made to update the House to ensure it was fit for her status. 

Each session is led by an experienced Learning Facilitator who will provide an opportunity for pupils to learn about Princess Mary using the House, its collection and archival material as primary sources. 

Your pupils will take part in an interactive tour of the House, focussing on objects that link to the Princess, her time at the House and the changes that she made. Pupils will understand her role as the Yorkshire Princess and her relationship with the wider Royal Family.

Pupils will recognise the significant contributions that Princess Mary made to the war efforts through an activity inspired by the Princess Mary Gift Box, a scheme that she championed and which was intended to be distributed to all members of the armed forces of the British Empire in recognition of their service. Princess Mary was a strong wartime leader and an excellent advocate for the contribution of women during wartime and beyond.

If your pupils are studying the Word Wars you may wish to add our exchange one of these sessions for one of the Harewood at War! sessions

More information on this session can be found here. Please contact our Learning Team if this is something that you would like to discuss.

Timings + Prices

Timings for all sessions are flexible and can be tailored to suit KS1 and KS2 pupils.

The session runs as two parallel activities by dividing your group in half, switching over activities at approximately 11.00am. Both sessions are guided by a Learning Facilitator giving your pupils all that they need whilst enabling them to explore for themselves.

Example Itinerary

10am Arrival

10:15am – 12:00am

Activity One – A Right Royal House Tour
Based on the State Floor, pupils will be guided through the rooms connected to Princess Mary and explore objects that relate to her time of residence at Harewood. Pupils will discuss other Royal visitors to Harewood and investigate the Princess’ family tree and her links to the Royal Family.

Activity Two – Princess Mary and the World Wars
Based in our Education Suite, pupils will explore Princess Mary’s contribution to the First World War effort by learning about the creation of the Princess Mary Gift Box and by designing their own. They will understand her life-long support of charitable endeavors and the inspiration she provided for women and girls around the globe. 

£7 per pupil for a half-day experience.

To submit a school booking request, please fill out our enquiry form and a member of the team will be in touch to confirm your booking.