Discover something new in Yorkshire

We've reopened our doors for 2017 with lots of new things to discover at the places we look after. Join us this spring to see exhibitions and events or to go behind the scenes and see how we care for some of these very special places. Where will you visit first?

Luke Jerram arranging clocks for the Harrison's Garden installation

Harrison's Garden at Nostell 

We're kicking off a year of celebrations to herald Yorkshire’s greatest clockmaker, John Harrison. From 25 March - 9 July Harrison's Garden will be a treat for the eyes and ears as Nostell hosts an installation of 2,000 ticking clocks by internationally renowned artist, Luke Jerram. The timepieces of all shapes, sizes and colours will decorate the Muniments Room on the ground floor of the house.

Two ladies looking up at a painting of 'The Nine Living Muses of Great Britain'

Visiting Portraits at Beningbrough Hall 

There are four new artworks on display in the Visiting Portraits Gallery at Beningbrough Hall. Selected by Dr Nicholas Cullinan, Director of the National Portrait Gallery, they're on display for one year only. It's a rare chance to come face to face with Beatrix Potter and David Beckham in Yorkshire.

Art exhibition at Nunnington Hall by Serena Patridge

Exhibitions at Nunnington Hall 

Nunnington Hall is known for its varied and high profile art and photography exhibitions shown in the attic gallery. This year we'll again have a wide range of exhibitions on display including the illuminating works by local artists, including the ever popular British Wildlife Photography Awards and national children's literature illustrators. See 'A book by its cover' from the Chris Beetles Gallery on display now until 19 March.

Large mullioned windows, with light streaming through.

Go behind the scenes at East Riddlesden Hall 

Discover the morning ritual of opening East Riddlesden Hall and try our new behind the scenes gift experience. We'll be drawing back the shutters and giving you a glimpse into how we care for this 17th century house.

side by side photographs of treasurers house then and now

A story of demolition and restoration at Treasurer's House 

Frank Green, was the son of a wealthy industrialist but a man with a passion for history. Visit this spring to learn how Frank indulged in his passion by saving some of York's finest buildings, including the house where he lived, Treasurer's House.

Terrace treasure sculpture

Art in the outdoors at Rievaulx Terrace 

This year Rievaulx will be hosting the work of three artists throughout 2017. Starting on 29 April, the first outdoor display 'Woodland Life' features the work of Carol Sterritt, who takes her inspiration from the fields and forests around her to create sculptures out of galvanised wire. Visitors to the terrace should look out for a herd of deer amongst the trees, squirrels and rabbits playing in the woods, as well as a few shyer animals too, including hedgehogs and dormice hiding in the woods.