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Today, Friday 27 April 2018

Chippendale 300

Conservation in Action

27 March – 26 June 2018Free for members

Our Conservation in Action Demonstrations take place every Tuesday at 2pm Join us every Tuesday afternoon to see live conservation demonstrations in the Servant's Hall, Below Stairs. It is the job of our small permanent team, as well as a group of trained volunteers and occasionally, specialist external conservators, to ensure our collections are carefully looked after. Our in-house team is trained to care for … Read more

Chippendale 300

Woodland Walk and Talk

29 March – 28 June 2018Free for members

This walk and talk takes place every Thursday until 28th June. Join our gardens team for a walk around the West Garden at Harewood, and learn more about some of the tree species in our collection, including those Chippendale used in his furniture making. Meet the team that look after the magnificent gardens here at Harewood and have the chance to ask any questions you may have about gardening across the … Read more

Talks & Tours

Chippendale Discovery Talk

23 March – 30 June 2018Free for members

Visit the House and you will be able to join our daily Discovery Talk. Explore the rich history of Harewood through the art works and collection we look after. Topics change each day and cover a wide variety of subjects from family history to furniture. Ask on the State Floor for details or call into the Courtyard Visitor Centre. Please note, a valid membership card or Freedom ticket is required to visit the … Read more

Family Drop-in

Little Carpenters Denbuilding

24 March – 1 July 2018Free for members

This activity takes place on weekends only Join us this spring and get crafty with our Little Carpenters Denbuilding activity. As part of our Chippendale celebrations for 2018, you and your family can try your hand at denbuilding and discover all the different shapes and structures you can create from wood. From a fairy den, to a shelter you can fit your whole family under, become a woodland explorer for the day … Read more

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

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

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

Wildlife

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

Sports

Leeds Ninja Challenge

28 April 2018

Join St Gemma's Hospice for the Leeds Ninja Challenge, a brand new event that will test your speed and agility as well as your nerve over a 5k course! Make your way through scramble nets, rat run tubes, up and overs, slides and much more, to slam the button in the end zone and crown yourself a ninja champion! You can join in on your own, as a family, with friends or with colleagues as a way to support the … Read more

Talks & Tours

Castle Walk and Talk

29 April 2018

Join us for an exclusive tour of Harewood Castle.  This fascinating walk and talk will give you the opportunity to explore in detail, the ruins of this thirteenth century castle and learn about the exciting history behind it. Taking a scenic walk down from All Saints’ Church to the Castle, this hands-on tour will give you the chance to discover more about Harewood’s Medieval past.Useful Information: The Castle … Read more

Workshops

Wallpaper Printing Workshop

12 May 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

Workshops

Introduction to Marquetry

15 May 2018

Inspired by our celebration of all things Chippendale, join us this May and discover more about the craft of marquetry, a technique used throughout Chippendale's work. Join premier marquetarian Quentin Smith with our Introduction to Marquetry course and learn the basic techniques of hand-cutting pictorial marquetry by the "window" method. You will have the chance to cut hardwood veneers and assemble a marquetry … Read more

Talks & Tours

Chippendale Twilight Tour

17 May 2018

Join us for an exclusive out of hours tour of Harewood and explore our special Chippendale displays after dark and discover what’s behind closed doors of our many pieces of Chippendale furniture. This special twilight tour includes a welcome drink upon arrival, before you are taken on an after-hours tour of the State Floor and Below Stairs. Let our expert guides take you on a tour of the House to see some of the … Read more

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