Friends of Nostell Priory

Visitors in the gardens of Nostell Priory, West Yorkshire.

The Friends of Nostell Priory come from all walks of life and have an interest in the future preservation, conservation and promotion of the property.

What we offer
Arranged by a volunteer committee, our membership is offered a year round programme of social events ranging from talks to plays and musical evenings including visits to places of interest and a short break away.

What we do
Since our formation the Friends have raised over a quarter of a million pounds to support restoration and conservation projects at the property and occasionally, at the Church of Our Lady and St Michael in Wragby. This support has enabled the property to:

  •     dress the State Dining Table
  •     to restore the Library ceiling
  •     restore the Chinese lanterns
  •     commission the lantern on the North Staircase
  •     clean the paintings in both the State Dining Room and the Saloon
  •     install a loop system at the Church

Interested in joining? Pick up a leaflet on your next visit to Nostell to find out more information and fill in the membership form or contact Janice on janicejesson@btinternet.com or 07885 832182.

Join us for our next event:

'Charles Waterton; Who Do You Think You Are?'
Tuesday 24 September, 11am - 2pm

The Friends of Nostell Priory are delighted to host local author Barbara Phipps for a presentation, 'Charles Waterton, Who Do You Think You Are?' Barbara will talk about Charles' family history, his siblings, and his work in the parkland at Walton Hall. Tickets £5 per person. No need to book but please bring cash with you. Head to the Riding School on arrival. If you’re not a National Trust member, you’ll need to pay for your parking (£7). Tea, coffee and biscuits included.