Thursday 17 – Saturday 19 September 2020
Join us for an exclusive curator led tour of our previously unseen ‘Becoming the Yorkshire Princess’ exhibition and luxury afternoon tea served on the Terrace. Following the recent TV and film plot inclusions, most notably in that of Downton Abbey, HRH Princess Mary, daughter of King George V and resident of Harewood House for over 30 years, has been of particular popular interest to our many visitors.
We are offering an exclusive opportunity to visit our special display giving a first-hand insight into Mary’s life, bringing alive some of the fascinating narratives around her story, who she was, and her journey to becoming the Yorkshire Princess. Through this tour, you can explore her roles as a daughter, sister and wife, with an intimate glimpse into some of her closest relationships. Be transported back to Mary’s childhood to watch a slideshow of snapshots from a newly-digitised family photograph album, and explore rarely seen personal items, such as a Fabergé necklace pendant containing miniature photographs of her four brothers.
An exciting new addition to the tour is a reinterpretation of Princess Mary’s wedding dress, which is too fragile to go on display itself. Working with Rosalind Ebbutt, leading costume designer for period dramas such as ITV’s Victoria and Downton Abbey, you will get first chance to view the gown, where you can experience its simple but elegant design up close.
This event is available to book on the following dates:
Thursday 17th September 11am (SOLD OUT)
Thursday 17th September 2pm (SOLD OUT)
Friday 18th September 11am (SOLD OUT)
Friday 18th September 2pm (SOLD OUT)
Saturday 19th September 11am (SOLD OUT)
Saturday 19th September 2pm (SOLD OUT)
Please notify us upon booking of any dietary requirements you may have.
Upon arrival, please park in the main car park and make your way to the entrance of the State Floor, where a member of the team will be there to greet you.
Bookings can be made online, or alternatively please contact our Visitor Experience Team on 0113 218 1000 or email email@example.com.