18th-century architectural masterpiece with landscape park and gardens


Things to see and do

Enjoying Chippendale

Can you help with our treasure house appeal? 

Nostell is a house of many treasures, great craftsmanship and centuries of stories. Support our work to care for the large collection and help us to continue to share the stories behind the craftsmanship and skill that are uncovered when you visit.


What's on

Upcoming events

Interior Worlds: Thomas Chippendale at Nostell

Thu 13 Dec 2018
Explore how Chippendale helped create bespoke interiors and objects for his ambitious client Rowland Winn in the opulent state rooms. Immerse yourself in a world of fashion, luxury, innovation and the rollercoaster life of a top-end designer.

Felt Father Christmas workshop

Fri 14 Dec 2018
Join artist Helen Riddle for some festive needle-felting to make your own jolly Father Christmas badge or decoration.

Friday Health Walk

Fri 14 Dec 2018
Enjoy an hour's walk around Nostell's picturesque parkland.

Breakfast with Father Christmas - fully booked

Sat 15 Dec 2018
We've a very special guest joining us for breakfast in the Courtyard Café this festive season.


Sat 15 Dec 2018
Join in this free weekly 5km timed run through the parkland, which is open to everyone, free, safe and easy to take part in.

Weave a willow deer - sold out

Sat 15 Dec 2018
Join expert Leilah Vyner for a masterclass in willow weaving and take home your own willow deer.

Eating and shopping



Oil painting of Sir Rowland Winn and his wife at Nostell Priory, West Yorkshire

A timeline of Nostell 

Discover the history of our special place from the Augustinian priory founded here in the 12th century to the Palladian house built and developed by three generations of the Winn family.


Our work

Sarah Crane, House Manager showing the interiors of Thomas Chippendale's japanned clothes press, Nostell, Wakefield.

Looking after a Treasure House 

With more than 10,000 objects to look after, up to 700 visitors a day and a major Chippendale exhibition on the go , it’s all in a day’s work for Sarah Crane, Nostell’s House Manager and her team.



Visitors on a tour of Nostell Priory

Visit with your group 

Groups of visitors have been coming to our special place since the 18th-century. With self-led visits and prearranged guided tours come and find out what makes this place so special.


Art and collections

Our collections

Explore the objects and works of art we care for at Nostell on the National Trust Collections website