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Secondary Schools

We offer an extensive range of tours at Harewood for Secondary learners which extend to all areas of the site, including the House, Bird Garden, Grounds and Gardens. All our sessions are led by our expert and friendly staff, we can also work with teachers to develop bespoke collaborative projects.

Harewood provides a rich context for high level study across both the sciences and humanities. We are an accredited museum with a ‘lived’ social history, world-class architecture, art and furniture collection. The Bird Garden and plant collection play an important role in conservation and public understanding of the natural sciences.

Our learning programme focusses on the Science, History and Art & Design curricula and we currently offer tours on the following subject areas:

Our specialist Bird Garden and Ground Teams can offer tours as a way of exploring a number of scientific subjects, including the importance of conservations in zoos, and the threats that affect some of our species in the wild. The tours will look at particular species in our collection and shed light on the conservation programmes that have been happening at Harewood over the last fifty years.

Arts and Design

At Harewood, pupils can explore masterpieces by Joshua Reynolds, JMW Turner and Titian, as well as the work of some of the finest designers and craftspeople of the day.

Harewood House is an accredited museum but also a home which reveals a social, lived history through primary sources and artefacts. Harewood can be used as a context for exploring ideas and opinions, from the legacy of the British Empire and the Trade in enslaved African people, to the experience of being ‘in service’. Learn about key eras from Harewood’s history, using artwork and objects on the State Floor and the story from ‘below stairs.’

We are hoping to expand our facilitated offer for the new academic year so please check back soon to see our new exciting workshop sessions.

We also offer self-guided visits, for more information head to our Self-Guided Visits page

For further information or assistance with planning your visit you can contact our Learning Team on learn@harewood.org or you can complete our online booking form.


Update – January 2023

Read our statement regarding the closure of Harewood’s Bird Garden >>

Please get in touch with our team at learn@harewood.org should you have any questions about Bird Garden workshops.


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