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

Cadbury Easter Egg Hunt

Thu 25 Apr 2019
Pick up your trail map from the tent in the gardens to head off on a family adventure through the wild woods.

Health walk

Thu 25 Apr 2019
Enjoy an hour's walk around Nostell's picturesque parkland.

Interior Worlds: Thomas Chippendale at Nostell

Thu 25 Apr 2019
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.

Meet the Gardener

Thu 25 Apr 2019
Learn a few secrets from Nostell's kitchen gardener, from growing giant onions to the perfect potatoes.


Sat 27 Apr 2019
A free weekly 5km run through the parkland, which is open to everyone, free, safe and easy to take part in.

Obelisk Marbling: Contemporary Art Collaboration with The Hepworth Wakefield

Sat 27 Apr 2019
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.

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 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