The house and collections at Nostell Priory
50 years, three generations, three architects and some of the greatest craftsmen of the Georgian age contributed to the creation of Nostell Priory; yet work was never quite finished.
Nostell Priory: a grand design
- Nostell’s inspiring Robert Adam interiors.
- The world-class collection of Chippendale furniture.
- Paintings by Pieter Breughel the Younger, William Hogarth and Angelica Kauffman.
- Intricate and beautiful 18th-century decorative plasterwork.
- Wonderful sculptural works by Joseph Nollekens and Richard Wyatt.
- The magnificent 18th-century dolls' house.
- Stunning 18th-century pleasure grounds and gardens.
A historic house
Scattered Stories, Forgotten Spaces
New for 2016, explore previously unseen rooms and unravel tales of lost treasures in the mansion. Venture onto the second floor to see the beautiful Georgian dolls' house as this season's object in focus in a newley opened space. You can also take a sneak peek into the rest of the house through a new photograph exhibition. Learn more about the project here.
Nostell's mansion is brimming with masterpieces by leading artists and examples of exquisite craftmanship. Highlights include the John Harrison clock, Rowland Lockey's painting Sir Thomas More and his Family (the original version by Hans Holbein) and Chippendale's decorative chinoiserie furniture.