Behind the scenes

Large mullioned windows, with light streaming through.

A gift with a difference – the chance to experience something unique.

The morning ritual of opening up the house.  Its business as usual for the team at East Riddlesden Hall, however, this experience will give you a true behind the scenes look at what opening up a 400 year old property entails.

You will be welcomed through the back door and then start the journey and learn why we choose to flood certain rooms with light and leave others cloaked in more subdued shades of darkness. Understand how the balance of conservation and visitor experience is consistently assessed.  This is a wonderful opportunity to view the house before it has fully woken up. 

Finish off by taking the opportunity to chat to our House Steward over tea or coffee and a Danish in our tearoom. A small gift for you to take home is also included in the price of £25. This a bookable event  9.30- 10.30am Wednesdays until the end of April.

Click here for details on how to book your place.

Upcoming events

School's out for summer

Wed 24 Jul 2019
Pack your school bags away and join us for a summer of outdoor fun.

Bread in the barn

Tue 30 Jul 2019
Roll up your sleeves and fill your kitchen with the delicious smell of freshly baked bread.

Lammas celebrations - dough making

Thu 01 Aug 2019
Come along to find out more about the Anglo-Saxon Pagan 'loaf-mass' festival, and make your own tasty bread dough to take home.

Butter making in the barn

Sun 04 Aug 2019
Do you know how butter was traditionally made? How long did it take? How was it stored? Uncover the history of butter making at one of these fun sessions.

Outdoor theatre - A Midsummer Night's Dream

Wed 21 Aug 2019
The Lord Chamberlains Men will return to East Riddlesden Hall this summer with Shakespeare's most popular and best-loved comedy.

Greener gardening

Mon 02 Sep 2019
Meet a member of our gardening team and tap into over 50 years collective experience.