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

Where will your wellies take you this half term?

Sat 16 Feb 2019
10:30-16:30
Pull on your wellies, wrap up warm and step into the fresh air this February half term.

Art Exhibition - Traces

Sat 16 Feb 2019
11:00-15:00
An exhibition of art that connects lives past and present.

Schools out for spring

Sat 13 Apr 2019
10:30-16:30
Dust off the winter cobwebs and feel the freshness of spring this Easter.

Cadbury Easter Egg Hunts

Fri 19 Apr 2019
09:30-16:30
Join us over the Easter weekend for the popular Cadbury Easter Egg Hunt.

Wedding Fayre

Sun 12 May 2019
12:00-15:00
Step into the fairy-lit barn to find out why we're the most popular choice of wedding venue in the National Trust.

Butter making in the barn

Sun 12 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.