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18th-century architectural masterpiece with landscape park and gardens
Built on the site of a medieval priory, Nostell has been the home of the Winn family for 300 years. Commissioned by Sir Rowland Winn in 1733, James Paine built the house. Later additions by Robert Adam created exceptional interiors.
Visitors can explore 121 hectares (300 acres) of parkland with a range of walks and views. Gardens include lakeside walks, a newly planted orchard and an adventure playground.
Inside the house, see a collection of Chippendale furniture made specially for Nostell. Paintings by Brueghel, Hogarth and Kauffmann. A John Harrison (Longitude) longcase clock and an 18th-century dolls' house. The restored Butler's Pantry is also open to view this year.
Events and highlights
For more upcoming events and activities, visit our 'Things to see and do' page.
Visit our 50 things site and get inspired about the great outdoors.
Come and join the Great British Walk in association with PruHealth at Nostell.
Explore the parkland and wider estate at Nostell with activities for all the family.
Red Poppies and White Butterflies
To commemorate the centenary of the start of World War One Nostell Priory will be holding events and workshops to uncover the small stories of the Great War. Our next event will take place on 26th October. Visit our ancestry station and take the first steps towards discovering your own family's WW1 story. Remember your ancestor on a red poppy or white butterfly and pin it on to our meadow wall. There will be talks from our WW1 Project Officer, family activities with our WW1 trail and a drop in artrageous workshop. From 1-5pm
The Winns at War
War World One was a time of heroism, sacrifice and scandal for the Winn family of Nostell Priory. Discover their World War One story here.
Small Stories of the Great War
Read some of the small stories of the Great War visitors and volunteers have been sharing with us at Nostell Priory.
Visitors remember their WW1 ancestors
Read some of the poignant messages visitors to Nostell have left on our meadow wall in the Old Kitchen. The red poppies and white butterflies speak powerfully of the profound sacrifices made by so many during World War One.