Below Stairs was where the service staff lived and worked – their aim to ensure that everything that happened upstairs happened effortlessly, elegantly, grandly, almost as if by magic. Discover how the great team of staff, from the scullery maids to the stewards and butlers worked efficiently to create banquets, parties, or just plain family meals for generations of the Lascelles family.
Today there are many clues to the workings of Below Stairs – take a glimpse at the grooves in the floors and imagine the hundreds, even thousands of busy footsteps it would have taken to create them. Open cupboards to find them packed with original utensils and equipment.
Nowadays, Below Stairs has a buzzing atmosphere once again, as it plays host to an array of activities.
Look out for educational workshops in the Servants' Hall during school holidays and on event days as well as weekend culinary demonstrations in the Old Kitchen as part of Great Yorkshire Food at Harewood.
Children should head to Below Stairs to the dress-up box which can be found there. You can also have a go at grinding spices in the Still Room or explore Harewood interactively on our Below Stairs learning resource screens.
Visit the What's On pages for more information on current and upcoming events and exhibitions at Harewood.