For many years The Friends have kept the Manor House going as part of the Ilkley community.

The Friends are a separate Charity (charity number:  1047823) but work in partnership with the Ilkley Manor House Trust.

The Friends’ charitable aims are the education of the public by promotion, support, assistance, maintenance and improvement of the Manor House.

The Friends host regular events at the building to engage with the local residents and learn about the history of the building and our Ilkley past. Details can be found on the “What’s On” page.

If you would like to join the Friends of the Manor House, please download the application form here or if you would like to know more about the Friends please email John Cockshott at

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