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, 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
The House, grounds and gardens are open between 3rd April 2015 and 1st November 2015.
State Rooms 11am – 4pm
Below Stairs 11am – 4pm
Terrace Gallery 11am – 4pm
Gardens, Grounds & Adventure Playground 10am – 5.30pm
Bird Garden 10am – 5.30pm
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
Harewood is a great Yorkshire family day out! You’ll find all sorts of activities here for family fun – the big problem will be trying to fit it all into one day! Whatever day of the week, during term time or school holidays, there is plenty to do here, for children of all ages and for adults too.
Visit the Bird Garden and see species of rare and exotic birds from all over the world, including our ever-popular penguins, flamingos and parrots. The penguins are fed every day at 2pm and you can join in yourself! If you would like to feed the penguins, contact our Information Centre to book on 0113 218 1000.
You can also take a look at the busy life of bees in our Observation Beehive. Our bee colony are installed in the observation hive each year in summer (weather dependent!) – take a look at the busy life of bees, and if you spot the Queen you can collect your own sticker from the Information Centre to say ‘I’ve seen the Queen!’. Find out more about the Bird Garden here…
Don’t miss the Adventure Playground; climb, clamber, slide, swing! Today it’s a pirate ship, or a fairytale castle…let your imagination run wild! With different areas for different age groups, the playground is guaranteed to give hours of fun! Bring a picnic and you can sit back, relax and enjoy the view too!
Inside the House, you can learn about history and have fun while you’re doing it. Dress up in servants’ clothes from the dressing up box and step back to Victorian times or discover the hidden delights behind the cupboard doors Below Stairs.
For more information on Harewood as a filming location, please contact Aimee Rawson. e: email@example.com
Alternatively, contact Kendra PR on t: 01904 234752 e: firstname.lastname@example.org
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: email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org t: 0113 218 1017
Tailor Made Facilities
|Visits to House||Yes|
|Visits to Garden||Yes|
|Address:|| ||Harewood House|
|Postcode:|| ||LS17 9LG|
|Phone:|| ||0113 218 1000 |