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Today, Wednesday 20 June 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

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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

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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

Talks & Tours

Castle Walk and Talk

24 June 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 fourteenth 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

Theatre

Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland Outdoor Theatre

29 June 2018

Take a trip down the rabbit hole with Chapterhouse Theatre Company this summer, as they present the classic tale of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. Join Alice as she stumbles into the magical world of Wonderland and meet a whole host of colourful characters. From the unforgettable White Rabbit and the madcap Mad Hatter to the terrifying Queen of Hearts, Alice’s journey couldn’t be filled with more adventure. … Read more

Seeds of Hope

Seeds of Hope Launch Weekend

30 June – 1 July 2018Free for members

This summer we will be launching our exciting new immersive exhibition, Seeds of Hope, which commemorates the end of the First World War, and a time of optimism and change. We invite you to join us for our opening weekend, and immerse yourself in our Seeds of Hope experience, as we bring the 1918 era to life. With live music, talks, activities and prosecco cream teas, this is a weekend not to be missed. In … Read more

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Woodland Mindfulness Walk

30 June 2018

Join us for a mindful walk in the beautiful environment of Harewood grounds. Mindful walking is an enriching and enjoyable way of being in nature and practising being present and aware. When we walk mindfully, the mind slows down and becomes steadier, calmer and quieter. We break out of our normal patterns of repetitive thinking and can simply be in the present moment, taking in and fully appreciating everything … Read more

Exhibitions

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

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