Nostell's mansion in autumn, Wakefield, West Yorkshire.

18th-century architectural masterpiece with landscape park and gardens


Things to see and do


What's on

Upcoming events

Interior Worlds: Behind the Glass

Wed 16 Oct 2019
Join us as we celebrate “the Shakespeare of furniture”, Thomas Chippendale, and unravel the stories behind his ornate pier glass at the heart of the State Apartment.

Health walk

Thu 17 Oct 2019
Enjoy an hour's walk around Nostell's picturesque parkland.

Behind the scenes: Stables tour

Thu 17 Oct 2019
Learn all about the Winn family's love of horses and the hidden areas and history of the stables.

Upstairs Downstairs Tour

Fri 18 Oct 2019
Join this behind-the-scenes tour to see parts of the house not normally open to visitors.


Sat 19 Oct 2019
A free weekly 5km run through the parkland, which is open to everyone, free, safe and easy to take part in.

Obelisk Marbling

Sat 19 Oct 2019
The spirit of Chippendale lives on! In partnership with The Hepworth Wakefield, we've commission contemporary artist Giles Round to explore Chippendale's legacy and the relationships between art, design and the domestic sphere.

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