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Medieval Harewood

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  • Adult : £18
  • Adult with Gift Aid: £19.80
  • Child : £10
  • Child with Gift Aid: £11
  • Under 4's: Free
  • Harewood Members : Free


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Thursday 27 – Sunday 30 July 2023

Experience the fascinating history of Medieval Harewood this July as part of the Festival of Archaeology!

Embark on a long weekend of historical adventure as you discover the medieval history that lies within our Grounds, with archaeology workshops, live demonstrations and fantastic food, it’s the perfect combination for a weekend of family fun!

Have-a-go Archaeology
Thu 27 –Sun 30 Jul| 11am | 1pm | 3pm
Unearth history together! Explore the remains of Gawthorpe Hall, the original manor house at Harewood with this hands-on children’s workshop. Perfect for curious minds of ages 5+.
£5 per child, pre-booking required

Knightly Combat
Sat 29 + Sun 30 Jul | 2pm
Witness the clash of steel and the roar of battle as medieval knights engage in a live combat demonstration! Immerse yourself in the epic world of chivalry and valour.
Free demonstration

Medieval Crafting
Thu 27 –Sun 30 Jul | 11am–4pm
Drop by our family-friendly space, the Bakehouse, for medieval-themed craft and play activities. Grab some chalk or a pen and unleash your inner artist, make your very own badge or settle down with a book in our story corner.
Free drop-in, £1 per child for craft kits

Thu 27 –Sun 30 Jul | 11am–4pm
Ignite your creativity and embark on a self-guided sculptural play adventure in our Family Craft Tent! Transform scrap materials into masterpieces, inspired by the beautiful surroundings of Harewood’s Grounds and Gardens.
Free drop-in.

+ Plus, enjoy summer walks across the gardens and grounds, let imaginations and energy run wild in the Adventure Playground and Woodland Wonderland or explore the Farm Experience.


About Gawthorpe Hall

Built-in the 13th century, Gawthorpe Hall was home for thirteen generations to the Gascoigne family. The most eminent of them was Sir William Gascoigne, who became Chief Justice of England in 1401 and is immortalised by Shakespeare in Henry IV pt 2 as the judge who sends Prince Hal, the future Henry V, to prison for unruly behaviour.

Gawthorpe Hall was demolished in 1773 following the completion of Harewood House.