Nostell mansion with autumn tree

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

Thursday Health Walk

Thu 18 Oct 2018
Enjoy an hour's walk around Nostell's picturesque parkland.

Visit the second-hand book shop

Thu 18 Oct 2018
Settle down with a hot cuppa and a gripping read in Nostell's second-hand book shop. Open Tuesday - Sunday, 12 - 4pm from Saturday 14 April until Sunday 28 October 2018.

Meet the Gardener

Thu 18 Oct 2018
Learn a few secrets from Nostell's kitchen gardener, from growing giant onions to the perfect potatoes.

Obelisk Marbling: Contemporary Art Collaboration with The Hepworth Wakefield

Thu 18 Oct 2018
The spirit of Chippendale lives on! Nostell is teaming up with 2017 Art Fund Museum of the Year, The Hepworth Wakefield to explore the role of artists in influencing interiors with special commissions from Giles Round.

Chippendale: the Man and the Brand

Thu 18 Oct 2018
Visit this brand new exhibition to discover how Thomas Chippendale made his name: from the publication of his pattern book of furniture designs to masterminding entire rooms in the latest 18th century fashions for Rowland Winn at Nostell.

Interior Worlds: Thomas Chippendale at Nostell

Thu 18 Oct 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.

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