Great Houses - Upstairs, Downstairs
Harewood House - harewood.org
Harewood House was built in the mid 18th century commissioned by Edwin Lascelles and has been home to the family ever since. It boasts a breathtaking collection of paintings, furniture, books and ceramics and was awarded designated museum status in 1998. Join a special tour to see both sides of the house - from grand living to below stairs in the kitchen.
Colne Valley Museum - www.colnevalleymuseum.org.uk
Colne Valley Museum, a Grade 2 listed building is housed in three of four cottages built in the 1840's by a family of independent cloth manufacturers, the Pearsons. Step through the door of the traditional weavers' cottages and you will be transported back to the early 1850's. Wander through Colne Valley Museum's period living room and wash kitchen to admire the Yorkshire range, flagstone floor and rag rugs. Visit the Loom Chamber, Spinning and Cropping rooms to delve into textile history and venture into the clog-maker's workshop with its full range of period tools.
Saltaire - www.saltairevillage.info
Saltaire village, near Bradford, was named after Sir Titus Salt who built the textile mill in the village. In 2001 it was made a world heritage site by UNESCO. Join a special tour by Maria Glot, local historian and tour guide to fin out about the lives of the mill workers.
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