Join us this weekend – and bag a buy!

How would you like to help history come to life? By joining the Friends of the Haworth, you can get involved in bringing alive this historic gem for today’s visitors. And take home your own gem from our blind auction!

Haworth Art Gallery and gardens: the area’s loveliest example of Arts & Crafts architecture

If you’re interested in joining, or just in finding out what the group is all about, the Friends will have a welcome desk at the Haworth’s May 13th Craft Fair and will be on hand to answer your questions. Whether you would like to be a key member, involved in running and organising activities, or just to join a friendly group with similar cultural interests – even simply to attend the occasional event – all are welcome. 

Friends will be on hand to meet and greet – and take your auction bids!
The Friends are also hosting a blind auction of brilliant buys to support their programme of activities. Items are available to view at the Haworth in advance of the auction. Come and have a peek!


Our friendly bunch of enthusiasts are engaged in researching and promoting the Haworth’s beautiful building, which began life as Hollins Hill, home to mill owners William and Anne Haworth. The group is particularly involved in researching the history of the house, the family and its retainers, including chauffeur, Joseph Taylor, who presided over the Haworths’ precious motor and its recently refurbished – and extremely rare – motor house, now a part of the wonderful Stable Block development featuring local artists and craftspeople. The neighbouring Art Garden offers numerous fun art projects.

The Haworth Stable Block and Motor House, home to local artists and craftspeople; and the lovely Art Garden

The group also supports community engagement with the Haworth and the range of activities it offers. The Friends foster promotion of the Haworth’s beautiful collections and many wonderful exhibits, while also developing its own activities. Recent projects include the amazing Hollins School Photography Exhibit, available to view for its final few weeks in the Haworth Education Room. The group enjoys supporting local cultural events and visiting centres of cultural interest in the region. 

Make sure of securing the most prized auction purchases by arriving early. Doors open from 12 noon to 4.15pm. You can of course contact the Friends by emailing or visit

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