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

Christmas wreath workshop

Sat 17 Nov 2018
10:30-13:00
Take a little piece of East Riddlesden Hall with you this Christmas.

Putting the house to bed - behind the scenes tour

Sat 17 Nov 2018
11:00-11:25
A curious look behind the scenes at how we prepare the house and collection for the big winter clean.

Voices for peace

Sun 18 Nov 2018
14:00-15:00
Gather together at the Airedale Barn to reflect on the importance of peace on the centenary of the ending of World War 1.

Christmas tree sale

Sat 01 Dec 2018
09:00-15:30
Create family memories when you buy a real Christmas tree from East Riddlesden Hall this December.

Indoor Christmas market

Sat 08 Dec 2018
11:00-17:00
Step into the warm, rustic Airedale Barn and be surrounded by fairy lights that trace the lines of the majestic oak beams. There’ll be lots of local stalls selling everything from scented gifts, handmade crafts, jewellery, local gins and lots more.