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

Tree trail

Tue 17 May 2022
10:00-16:00
Discover the wonderful world of trees and blossom this spring, on a new tree trail.

Blossom crafts

Sat 28 May 2022
10:00-16:00
Celebrate blossom season and join in with fun blossom crafts at East Riddlesden Hall.

A history in coins: from 1066 to 1485

Sat 11 Jun 2022
10:00-15:00
Discover the history of England through coins, from William the Conqueror to Richard III.

Outdoor theatre: As You Like It

Wed 17 Aug 2022
19:00-21:00
The Lord Chamberlain’s Men - with a history stretching back to William Shakespeare himself - invite you to join them this summer for the sparkling comedy, As You Like It, performed outdoors against the backdrop of East Riddlesden Hall.