Visit to Harewood House

harewood house stripThe perfect day out for fine art, architecture, antiques and garden enthusiasts, Harewood House (north of Leeds) boasts all of these things in abundance. Harewood is proud to be one of the Treasure Houses of England, a collection of ten of the most magnificent palaces, houses and castles in England today.

Date & Timings: Saturday, 10th August 2013
Depart Melton Mowbray at 8.30 am. Arrive Harewood House at approx. 11.00 am.
Depart Harewood House at 5.00 pm. Arrive Melton Mowbray at approx. 7.30 pm.

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Harewood House is the family seat of the Earl and Countess of Harewood. Edwin Lascelles (1713-1795) commissioned the building of Harewood House in the mid-18th century and it has been home to the Lascelles family ever since. Built by John Carr of York, furnished by master cabinet-maker Thomas Chippendale with interiors by the much-celebrated Robert Adam and set in one of ‘Capability’ Brown’s finest landscapes, Harewood is one of the great Treasure Houses of England. It continues to be a residence as well as a home for the great art of the past. The family collection of 20th century art sits alongside the purchases and commissions of previous generations, including family portraits by Reynolds, Hoppner and Lawrence as well as a collection of paintings by masters of the Italian Renaissance. 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.

Food outlets. The Courtyard Cafe, Fish and Chip Shop, Terrace Tea Rooms and picnic areas.

The cost of £25.00 per person includes coach travel, parking, gratuities and access to House and Gardens.  Spare places may be offered to non-Society members who will be charged an additional £1 to secure temporary membership.

DLBOOKING-butTo reserve a place on the outing please return the completed booking form to the organizer with the full amount payable – cheques made out to the Melton Mowbray & District Historical Society – by 28th July.    Please provide a stamp addressed envelope or an e-mail address so that receipt of your reservation may be acknowledged.  Payments for reservations cancelled within 2 weeks of the outing may be partially refunded provided entrance tickets have not been purchased.

DEPARTURE AND ARRIVAL WILL BE FROM THE MELTON & DISTRICT INDOOR BOWLS CLUB, LEICESTER ROAD, MELTON MOWBRAY (NEAR B&Q DIY STORE). PLEASE INDICATE ON BOOKING FORM IF YOU REQUIRE PICK UP FROM WILTON ROAD CAR PARK.

Organizer: Peter Raikes, 39 Cavalry Close, Melton Mowbray, LE13 0SZ. Tel: 01664 567118

The Society can accept no responsibility for accidents, loss of property, etc. of those participating in the Society’s events

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