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

Natural fabric dyeing

Wed 19 Sep 2018
13:00-15:00
Red, yellow, pink, and green....there's a rainbow of colours waiting to be discovered in the garden.

Behind the scenes conservation tour

Sat 22 Sep 2018
09:30-10:30
Would you like to experience the morning ritual of opening up this 400 year old house? Join us for a true behind the scenes look. This experience would make the perfect gift.

Butter-making in the barn

Sun 23 Sep 2018
14:00-15:00
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 drop-in sessions.

Meet the gardener

Tue 25 Sep 2018
14:30-15:30
Take a stroll with our head gardener and learn about the organic gardening principles that we use to keep the gardens looking at their best.

Halloween half term

Sun 21 Oct 2018
10:30-16:30
Join us for haunting half term fun this Halloween.

Gingerbread making

Thu 01 Nov 2018
11:30-12:00
Experience tastes and smells of the past at these gingerbread making sessions.