Friends on a winter walk at Nostell, near Wakefield

18th-century architectural masterpiece with landscape park and gardens


Things to see and do


What's on

Upcoming events

Friends of Nostell Priory Talk: Dave Palmer

Wed 22 Jan 2020
Back by popular demand, come along to a talk by Dave Palmer, a snooker referee, as he delivers a humorous talk on The History of Billiards.

Meet the Kitchen Gardener

Thu 23 Jan 2020
Join Mark in the Kitchen Garden for his top tips for growing your own fruit and veg, and how he grows seasonal produce for use in café.


Sat 25 Jan 2020
A free weekly 5km run through the parkland, which is open to everyone, free, safe and easy to take part in.

Willowcraft: Garden Trug Workshop

Sat 25 Jan 2020
Explore the traditional technique of square basketry and create a wonderful handmade addition to any gardener’s trove. Weave away any New Year blues or gift this rare experience to somebody special.

Camera to Computer Photography Workshop

Sun 26 Jan 2020
Treat yourself or a loved one to an inspiring winter's day workshop amid Nostell's celebrated grounds - a must for any budding photographer.

Wakefield District Cycle Forum: Easy cycle ride

Tue 28 Jan 2020
Join ride leaders from Wakefield District Cycle Forum for a bike ride exploring the parkland and beyond.

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

Bedroom in Nostell's Georgian dolls' house

Help us bring the Nostell dolls' house back to life 

The Nostell dolls' house is arguably the best example of its kind – and at over 260 years old it’s in vital need of conservation.



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 talks by our knowledgeable volunteers 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