200 volunteers create stunning Victorian Christmas at Harewood House

Rachel Curwen set dresses the dining room.
 Designer  Michael Howells is recreating a Victorian Christmas at Harewood House with some of the costumes from Victoria, toys from Ilkley Toy museum and authentic decorations. Picture Tony Johnson.
Rachel Curwen set dresses the dining room. Designer Michael Howells is recreating a Victorian Christmas at Harewood House with some of the costumes from Victoria, toys from Ilkley Toy museum and authentic decorations. Picture Tony Johnson.
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More than 200 volunteers spent the last three days creating a Victorian Christmas at Harewood House.

It is the first time in five years that the house has been opened to the public at Christmas. The volunteers were working under the guidance of award-winning film creative director Michael Howells - who produced the set design for the ITV drama Victoria some of which was shot at Harewood.

Harewood House

Harewood House

“Harewood was incredible place to work filming Victoria for the last two years and has provided us with fantastic inspiration. It’s special place, filled with history and wonderful stories to tell,” said Mr Howells.

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