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

Halloween pumpkin carving

Sat 26 Oct 2019
11:00-12:00
Unleash your creativity this Halloween with pumpkin carving – will you create a spooky face, a fearsome ghoul, or something a little different?

Halloween mask making

Mon 28 Oct 2019
10:30-16:30
Get ready for Halloween with our mask making activity - will you become a vampire, witch or scary monster?

Children's Halloween party in the barn

Thu 31 Oct 2019
10:30-12:15
Dare you join us for a spooktacular party in a creaky old barn?

Take That tribute night

Fri 08 Nov 2019
19:00-23:00
Round up your friends and head 'out out' to celebrate 30 years of Take That's greatest hits.

Putting the house to bed - behind the scenes tour

Sat 09 Nov 2019
11:00-11:45
A curious look behind the scenes at how we prepare the house and collection for the big winter clean.

Christmas wreath workshop

Sat 16 Nov 2019
10:30-13:00
Take some time out with friends and loved ones to create something beautiful for your home.