Harewood House rewarded for heritage education

Date Posted: 07/08/2013

Harewood House in Leeds has been awarded the Heritage Education Trust’s Sandford Award in recognition of the achievements of its learning department.

The Sandford Awards recognise educational excellence within the United Kingdom and Ireland, awarded to attractions including historic houses, museums, galleries, cathedrals, places of worship, gardens, landscapes and historic artefacts.

Harewood offers a range of learning opportunities, catering for school trips and adult learning; over 40 sessions across the curriculum are available, as well as workshops, lectures and talks.

As part of the Sandford Award assessment process, Harewood received a thorough appraisal of its educational programmes and facilities.

Zoë White, learning coordinator at Harewood House, commented: “We are thrilled to be recognised for our learning offer once again by the Heritage Education Trust. Harewood provides a range of unique learning opportunities for all ages, thanks to the generations of architects, artists, designers, collectors, gardeners, and those who have lived and worked here.”

Harewood is one of the Treasure Houses of England, a collection of ten palaces, houses and castles.

For further school trip information visit www.harewood.org/learn.

Photo credit: John.

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