Duty Calls: The Country House in Time of War

The Duty Calls exhibitions and activities ran in nine member houses across Yorkshire between 2013-2014. These have now closed with the exception of Castle Howard where the exhibition is running until the end of 2015.

A Gift from a Nation at Harewood House from 3 April until
1 November 2015 tells the story of Princess Mary's gift boxes, sent to troops during the First World War.

A summary of the Duty Calls exhibitions can be found using the links below, and in the case of Kiplin Hall, Brodsworth Hall, and Lotherton Hall there is a PDF version of the exhibition leaflet.

Copies of Duty Calls, Castle Howard and the Great War can be purchased from Castle Howard at £10.00.

Find out more about the exhibitions at each house…

The First World War and other Yorkshire houses

In addition to the various exhibitions, publications and activities relating to Duty Calls, the project aims to begin to compile a gazetteer of other houses in Yorkshire, not necessarily open to the public, which also have significant stories to tell concerning the First World War. Throughout the commemorative period of 2014-1018 this section of the website will be added to periodically, as and when contributors present short illustrated summaries of specific houses and families.