The Partnership

The Yorkshire Country House Partnership has a core of twelve major country houses across the region and associations with others in relation to specific projects.

Spanning more than six centuries in origin and an impressive range of architectural styles, the houses are united by both their geography and their historical roles at the heart of rural society.

Welcoming close more than a million visitors a year, the houses are owned and managed by a range of bodies, both local and national, private and public.

The Partnership exists to promote a deeper understanding of the shared histories of the houses through scholarly research with significant public outcomes. It also provides a practical support network for house curators and an arena for interdisciplinary collaboration with the wider academic community and across the heritage sector.