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What’s Open

Monday 19 February – Sunday 25 February

Harewood is closed Mon-Thu and will open Fri-Sun for our Winter Weekends. 

What’s On

Visitors can once again be able to explore the latest exhibition in our Missing Portraits series, David Harewood: What’s in a name?

The life and career of renowned actor and writer David Harewood OBE are explored in this immersive exhibition, culminating in the newly commissioned portrait by Ashley Karrell.

The Missing Portraits series commissions portraits of people of African-Caribbean heritage who have connections to Harewood. Born in 1965 to parents from Barbados, David Harewood grew up in Birmingham and began his career as a film and stage actor in 1990. Also celebrated as a writer and ambassador for mental health awareness, the actor is descended from individuals who were enslaved on a Caribbean sugar plantation owned by the 2nd Earl of Harewood in the early 19th century. The new portrait is by Leeds-based photographer and film-maker Ashley Karrell.

Missing Portraits is part of Harewood’s Open History programme, which opens-up stories about our heritage and celebrates people of colour who have links to Harewood.

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Unfortunately, the wheelchair lift located within the lower part of the House (Below Stairs) is currently out of action due to a fault. We are awaiting parts and sincerely apologise for the inconvenience caused. The State Floor is wheelchair accessible via the wheelchair lift at the front of the House.

Please also note that the Ferry is temporarily out of action, due to essential maintenance.

For more information regarding accessibility at Harewood, please visit our Accessibility webpage >>