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

Get out and active this May half term

Sun 26 May 2019
10:30-16:30
There's a buzz in the Wild Play Garden as spring turns to summer this half term.

Butter making in the barn

Sun 26 May 2019
13:30-14:30
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.

Herbs for health and home

Tue 28 May 2019
14:30-15:30
Take a stroll along the herb border to discover more about the wonderful properties of herbs.

Himalayan balsam bashing

Sat 01 Jun 2019
10:30-12:30
Our outdoor team invite you to roll up your sleeves, become volunteers for a day and help us give nature a helping hand.

Greener gardening

Mon 03 Jun 2019
14:00-15:00
Meet a member of our gardening team and tap into over 50 years collective experience.

Natural fabric dyeing

Wed 12 Jun 2019
13:00-15:00
Learn how easy it is to use natural dyes extracted from garden plants to create a rainbow of colour.