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Objects in Focus Discovery Talks

    Ticket information

  • Entry to this event is included with a Freedom ticket and is free for members.

Thursday 18 May – Thursday 26 October 2017
1pm – 1.30pm

This talk takes place every Thursday throughout the season*

Join us every Thursday for a specialist talk from our Collections Team. Learn more about the objects in the collection they look after and discover some of their favourites.

Schedule of talks

Our Objects in Focus run every Thursday throughout the open season.


20th June: Etchings by Queen Victoria and Prince Albert (Talk location: The Old Library, State Floor)

27th July: Early Royal photography at Harewood (Talk location: Princess Mary’s Dressing Room, State Floor)

For scheduling beyond these dates, please do get in touch.

About the talks

Etchings by Queen Victoria and Prince Albert

Landseer again gave us a lesson in etching, making us try various new points & showing us the great advantage of changing points for different stages of the work, in which we have hitherto been very deficient.” Queen Victoria, 1843

Queen Victoria and Prince Albert were enthusiastic amateur artists and were taught in the art of etching by Victorian painters Sir George Hayter and Sir Edwin Landseer. Find out more about Harewood’s rare album of etchings, a personal gift from the Royal couple to Prince Albert’s private secretary, George Anson, that give an incredibly intimate insight into their world.

Early Royal photography at Harewood

‘I was photographed in my Court dress, by Mr Fenton, alone & with Albert – I hope successfully.’ Queen Victoria, 1854

Queen Victoria was the first British monarch to have her life documented by the camera. Take a closer look at a rare and personal collection of early photographs of the Queen and her family by pioneering Victorian photographers such as Roger Fenton, Leonida Caldesi and Frances Sally Day.


Important Information

On the day please make your way to the Entrance Hall of the State Floor for more information and confirmation of the talk locations.

*Please note that we may occasionally have to change the dates or subject of talks – please call 0113 218 1043 or email info@harewood.org before your visit for the latest information.

Objects in Focus talks are included within our Freedom ticket. Grounds & Below Stairs ticket holders will be required to purchase a State Floor upgrade.


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