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Secondary Schools

We offer an extensive tours programme for Key Stage 3 & 4, led by experienced, friendly and specialist guides and staff. If you can’t find the tour that you need or have a particular request, do get in touch.

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.

We offer a 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.

Our learning programme focuses on the Science, History and Art & Design curricula. 

We can also accommodate self-guided group visits

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, the threats that effect 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.

We can also offer tours around our new contemporary exhibition Radical Acts: Why Craft Matters. Check back soon for our brand new arts and crafts workshop


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.

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.


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