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Harewood House


Harewood, Leeds, Yorkshire, LS17 9LG
tel: 0113 218 1010
email: info@harewood.org
website: www.harewood.org

Harewood House, built in the 1760's 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, El Greco and Picasso. It has been home to the Lascelles family ever since, reflecting the changing tastes and styles of the past 250 years. The 7th Earl, cousin to the Queen, and Countess still live here, and their collection of 20th century art sits alongside the purchases and commissions of previous generations, ensuring Harewood House continues to be a living place as well as a home for the great art of the past.

Harewood was awarded Designated Museum status in 1998, a tribute to the quality of the collections and the care with which they are looked after.

An Italianate Terrace, designed by Sir Charles Barry, stretches along the South Front of the House and provides stunning views over Yorkshire's most beautiful landscape and lake, shaped by Lancelot 'Capability' Brown and the successful redevelopment of the Himalayan Garden by Head Gardener Trevor Nicholson assured him of the coveted Professional Gardener of the Year award 2008.

Visitor Opening Times

open to visitors daily until 2nd November 2014:

House:
State Rooms 11am – 4pm
Below Stairs 11am – 4pm
Terrace Gallery & Café 11am – 4pm

Gardens, Grounds & Adventure Playground 10am – 6pm
Bird Garden 10am – 5pm

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.

Film Locations

For more information on Harewood as a filming location, please contact Aimee Rawson. e: aimee.r@harewood.org
Alternatively, contact Kendra PR on t: 01904 234752 e: kendra@kendrapr.co.uk

Educational Facilities

We aim to promote the understanding and enjoyment of Harewood as a place of historic and contemporary interest. 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 now have over 40 sessions for teachers to choose from based in the House, Bird Garden and Grounds. We also offer a rich and diverse range of opportunities for adult learning, from lectures and talks to hands on practical activities like wreath making.

To discover more, please visit www.harewood.org/learn or contact the Education Team. e: learn@harewood.org t: 0113 218 1043

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 groups@harewood.org t: 0113 218 1017

Tailor Made Facilities

Visits to HouseYes
Visits to GardenYes
Other EventsYes
Light RefreshmentsYes
LunchYes
DinnerYes

Contact Details

Address:    Harewood House
    Harewood
Town:    Leeds
County:    Yorkshire
Postcode:    LS17 9LG
Phone:    0113 218 1000
Email:    info@harewood.org


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