This property is NOT free for HHA Friends
NB this property does not offer free access to HHA Friends and Members.
Harewood House, built in the 1760s by Edwin Lascelles, is renowned for its magnificent Robert Adam interiors, superb Thomas Chippendale furniture and world class collection of paintings by, amongst others, JMW Turner, Reynolds, Titian and El Greco. It has been home to the Lascelles family since it was build, reflecting the changing tastes and styles of the past 250 years.
Harewood House is also home to the first contemporary art gallery to be opened in a country house. The Terrace Gallery hosts a changing programme of exhibitions and has welcomed artists including Sir Sidney Nolan, Antony Gormley, and Henry Moore.
Outside, an Italianate Terrace, designed by Sir Charles Barry in the 1840s, stretches along the southern aspect of the House and provides stunning views over Yorkshire's most beautiful landscape and lake. Crafted by Lancelot 'Capability' Brown, Harewood’s landscape encompasses over 1000 acres and represents one of Brown’s most famous vistas.
Away from the formal gardens, Harewood also boasts the naturalistic Himalayan Garden which was redeveloped by Head Gardener, Trevor Nicholson. A far cry from the formality of the Terrace, this space includes rare and exotic plants from Himalayan region.
Visitor Opening Times
2017: The House, grounds and gardens are open between 24 March and 29 October 2017.
State Rooms 11am – 4pm
Below Stairs 11am – 4pm
Terrace Gallery 11am – 4:30pm
Gardens, Grounds & Adventure Playground 10am – 6pm
Bird Garden and Farm Experience 10am – 5.30pm*
*Time vary with the seasons.
PLEASE NOTE THAT AS HAREWOOD IS OWNED BY A REGISTERED CHARITY IT IS NOT INCLUDED IN THE HHA FRIENDS SCHEME AND MEMBERS & FRIENDS WILL HAVE TO PAY AN ENTRANCE FEE TO VISIT THIS PROPERTY
Please note that these opening times are correct to the best of the HHA’s knowledge, as advised by the property. Opening times may change and a property may very occasionally need to close at short notice. We therefore recommend you check with the property before your visit, by phone or on the property’s website, especially if your journey is likely to be a long one.
Family Friendly Facilities
With over 120 acres of space to explore, Harewood offers you and your family a great day out. Explore the grand State Floor and you will discover one of Britain’s most significant art and furniture collections set within lavish Georgian interiors. Head Below Stairs to get hands on with history and enjoy dressing up, crafts and family trails.
Each season brings new delights in the gardens. From brightly coloured Rhododendron in spring to rows of neat box hedging planted with thousands of colourful bulbs on the Terrace in summer. From April to November there is a new garden to discover!
Introduced to Harewood in 1970, the Bird Garden is home to over 30 exotic species from around the world, many of which are in international conservation programmes. You will meet out parrots, flamingos, owls and more. Don’t miss the penguins enjoying a spot of lunch too!
Last but not least, the Farm Experience. Opened in 2016, visitors to Harewood can meet our goats, pigs, alpaca, rabbits and donkeys. Feed to goats or meet the animals with our Keeper led talks each day.
Harewood offers film crews a variety of locations from the historic building to abandoned houses on the Estate. Used as the set of ITV’s Emmerdale since the 1990s, the team at Harewood are well versed in supporting crews of varying sizes.
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Harewood is a place of activity and lifelong learning, created by generations of architects, artists, designers, collectors, gardeners, and the people who have lived and worked here. It is a place for inspiration. We aim to promote the understanding and enjoyment of Harewood as a place of historic and contemporary interest.
As an Educational Charitable Trust, the learning offer at Harewood is special and unique because of its ability to offer such a wide range of educational activities for schools. We have over 40 sessions for teachers to choose from, based in the House, Bird Garden, Farm Experience and grounds, as well as offering bespoke sessions for Secondary and Higher Education groups.
Harewood has been recognised for educational excellence and has been awarded a Sandford Award from the Heritage Education Trust for its Formal Learning programme. This award lasts for five years, and was last awarded in 2013.
Groups and special visits
Harewood, family seat of the Earl and Countess of Harewood is renowned for its stunning architecture, exquisite Adam interiors, Chippendale furniture, fina porcelain, and outstanding art collections.
Harewood warmly welcomes group visitors and offers a wide range of general, specialist intester and curatorial tours.
For more information, please visit our groups page www.harewood.org/visit/groups or contact the Groups Co-ordinator on firstname.lastname@example.org t: 0113 218 1017
Tailor Made Facilities
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