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Today, Tuesday 17 July 2018

Chippendale 300

Thomas Chippendale: Designer, Maker, Decorator

23 March – 2 September 2018Free for members

To coincide with the national Chippendale 300 celebrations to mark the tercentenary of the birth of Thomas Chippendale, Designer, Maker, Decorator will showcase the remarkable range of Chippendale’s work at Harewood House. Thomas Chippendale (1718 – 1779), born just down the road from Harewood in Otley, was one of 18th century Britain’s finest and most innovative furniture makers. Designer, Maker, … Read more

Chippendale 300

Geraldine Pilgrim, Their Most Obedient Servant

23 March – 2 September 2018Free for members

Their Most Obedient Servant is a two-part installation celebrating Harewood’s Chippendale collection. One part – Root and Branch – is in the Terrace Gallery and the other – Family Tree – can be found in the centre of the Courtyard (the 18th century stables). Geraldine Pilgrim was asked to consider the relationship between a finished piece of Chippendale furniture and its original material, wood. Seeing … Read more


Walled Garden Lawn Games

30 June – 2 September 2018Free for members

Enjoy a summer of fun in the Walled Garden with our range of lawn games. Play a game of giant chess on the Bothy lawn, or try your hand at quoits, a traditional game played in England many hundreds of years. Our lawn games are free to use all day long, just make your way down to the Walled Garden.About Seeds of Hope: Seeds of Hope is our brand new immersive exhibition based in the Walled Garden and Bothy, created … Read more

Seeds of Hope

Egg Collecting with the Farm Team

3 July – 4 September 2018Free for members

This activity takes place every Tuesday until 4th September. Join our Farm Team in the Walled Garden this summer and meet our new family of chickens. Visit our  hen coops and meet the  four different varieties of chickens in the garden: Lincolnshire Buff, Light Sussex, Brown Leghorn and Partridge Wyandotte, and have the chance to open up the nest boxes to check if there are any eggs inside for you to collect.Do … Read more


Seeds of Hope

30 June – 4 November 2018Free for members

This summer join us in the Walled garden and the Bothy at Harewood for Seeds of Hope, a new immersive exhibition which commemorates the end of the First World War, and a time of optimism and change. Seeds of Hope will explore life at Harewood in 1918 through the eyes of the gardeners who lived and worked in The Bothy and the Walled Garden. Visitors will be able to step back in time to a post-war garden complete … Read more

Talks & Tours

Daily Penguin Feed & Talk

23 March – 4 November 2018Free for members

Join our Bird Garden Keeper and our colony of Humboldt Penguins for a spot of lunch at their daily afternoon feed and talk. You will learn a little about each of our penguins, where they originate from and what they like to eat.Can I feed the penguins?: Did you know you can pre-book to feed the penguins with our Keepers? This is a popular activity and places are limited. You will need to be aged seven years or … Read more

Seeds of Hope

Life in 1918 Family Trail

30 June – 4 November 2018Free for members

Explore our new Seeds of Hope exhibition in more detail with our Life in 1918 Family Trail. Take a tour around the Bothy, exploring in detail the fascinating features within the rooms, before looking round the magnificent Walled Garden, full of colourful fruits and vegetables. Use this trail to step back in time and explore every detail of Seeds of Hope through the eyes of the Bothy boys who worked here 100 years … Read more

Talks & Tours

Meet the Animals

23 March – 4 November 2018Free for members

Everyday you can discover more about the Farm animals at Harewood from our expert Keepers. This informal talk varies each day, giving you opportunities to learn about the animals we care for. Find out what our pigs, alpacas and pygmy goats like to eat and learn about how we look after them. Read more

Talks & Tours

Boat Trips

24 March – 4 November 2018

Enjoy a short pleasure trip of approximately 20 minutes and take in the views of the House and Walled Garden on-board our boat, The Capability.  The Capability sets sail for tours of the Lake on weekends, bank holidays and Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays during school holidays. Boat rides are charged at £3 per person or £10 for a family of 4 (2 adults & 2 children). Charges apply to both Harewood … Read more


Daily Penguin Feeding

23 March – 4 November 2018Free for members

Join us for our daily penguin feeding and watch our Humboldt Penguins being fed. In the wild, the Humboldt Penguin feeds on anchovies, squid and sardines which are found in the Humboldt Ocean current off the West coast of Peru. At Harewood, we feed our penguins whitebait and sprats - fish that are similar in size to their natural diet, although they will also eat small herrings. They usually feed just after … Read more

Upcoming events

Seeds of Hope

Members’ Summer Party and Private View

18 July 2018Members only

THIS EVENT IS NOW FULLY BOOKED. Join us for the second, exclusive, members' only event of 2018, to celebrate the opening of Seeds of Hope, our new immersive experience which commemorates the end of the First World War. Seeds of Hope explores life at Harewood in 1918 through the eyes of the gardeners who lived and worked in The Bothy and Walled Garden. You will be greeted with complimentary drinks on arrival … Read more


Red Kite Teaching School Alliance: Summer Design Exhibition

20 July – 2 September 2018Free for members

Harewood House Trust is very proud to once again hold the Red Kite Teaching Alliance A Level Design Exhibition. This exhibition brings together A Level design work from schools in the Red Kite Teaching School Alliance which includes Harrogate Grammar School, Roundhay School, Benton Park School, Ralph Thoresby School, Malton School, South Craven School, Rossett School, Ilkley Grammar School, Lawnswood School, … Read more


Wallpaper Printing Workshop

21 July 2018

Join artist Sandra Togher for a full day workshop and learn how to design and make your own wallpaper inspired by the work of Thomas Chippendale. This workshop will start with a tour around the State Floor of the House, to see some of the magnificent furniture piece by Chippendale which will inspire your designs for the day. You will then have the chance to design and make your own colour printing block, … Read more


Tashi Lhunpo Monastery Visit to Harewood

21 – 26 July 2018Free for members

This summer Harewood is delighted to host a visit from eight Tibetan monks from Tashi Lhunpo Monastery. The monks are touring the UK as part of the Tibetan ‘Thank You Year’ running from March 2018-March2019, marking sixty years since His Holiness the Dalai Lama left Tibet. The Dalai Lama has marked this period as an opportunity to express gratitude to the many friends and supporters of Tibet during that time. … Read more


“The Power of Compassion” Performance by the Tashi Lhunpo Monks

22 July 2018Free for members

This summer, as part of our weeklong visit from eight Tibetan monks from Tashi Lhunpo Monastery in South India, we are holding a series of performances and workshops at Harewood. Join us for a special performance of “The Power of Compassion” with masked dances, traditional music and chanted prayers, as they would be performed in the courtyard or prayer hall of a Tibetan monastery. It will give a glimpse into … Read more


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