Nostell

Visitors walking in the parkland at Nostell, West Yorkshire

18th-century architectural masterpiece with landscape park and gardens

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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.

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What's on

Upcoming events

Apple ID day

Wed 26 Sep 2018
10:00-15:00
Got an apple tree in your garden and not sure which variety it is? Identify it using the scientific process as part of Nostell Apple Week.

Visit the second-hand book shop

Wed 26 Sep 2018
12:00-16:00
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.

Crafternoons

Wed 26 Sep 2018
13:00-15:00
Join us in The Workshop, our new creative space at Nostell for a drop-in craft session. Get inspired to create simple paper Christmas decorations and join us as we start making our decorations for the house.

Interior Worlds

Wed 26 Sep 2018
13:00-17:00
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.

Chippendale: the Man and the Brand

Wed 26 Sep 2018
13:00-17:00
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

Wed 26 Sep 2018
13:00-17:00
Join us in 2018 as we celebrate 300 years since the birth of Thomas Chippendale, one of the most influential English designers in history.
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Eating and shopping

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History

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.

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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.

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Art and collections

Our collections

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