Harewood House Trust

Harewood House Trust is the charity that manages and maintains Harewood House and its immediate environs, by opening to the public as a visitor attraction and events venue which attracts in excess of 200,000 visitors a year.

Harewood House is one of England’s finest 18th century country houses, with a magnificent collection of fine and decorative arts. It is an accredited museum and nationally designated collection, and is the family seat of the Earl and Countess of Harewood.

As an educational charitable trust, Harewood’s key objectives are:

  • To preserve for the benefit of the public the House, Gardens and Collections
  • To promote the study and appreciation of the arts and sciences
  • To provide facilities for recreation.

Alongside the care, conservation and interpretation of the core collection, Harewood runs a series of innovative exhibitions of contemporary as well as historic art.

Harewood also has a commercial arm that manages the commercial operation including the visitor event programme, major outdoor events, conferences, weddings and corporate functions. It is also responsible for fine dining, the cafes and other retail food outlets throughout the site.

Our entire team works together to imagine and create memorable experiences for everyone, and to be caring of our collections, our people, our community and our planet.

We are adventurous in our aims to inspire curiosity and a sense of adventure, challenging our operation with rigour and imagination.