Visitors walking in the parkland at Nostell, West Yorkshire

18th-century architectural masterpiece with landscape park and gardens


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.


Things to see and do


What's on

Bird mosaic by artist Laura Barnes

Book onto a summer workshop

Make a mosaic masterpiece with artist Laura Barnes on 10 or 28 August or join Cuckoos Egg Theatre Company to either create and perform a piece of theatre inspired by the North Bedrooms on 14 August or craft some creative writing around the magical Menagerie Garden on 24 August. All £15 per session.

Upcoming events

Interior Worlds: Behind the Glass

Sat 17 Aug 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.

Obelisk Marbling

Sat 17 Aug 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.

Summer of sport

Sat 17 Aug 2019
Run, jump, laugh, play and have an absolute ball (or beanbag) on the vista as we lay on a summer sporting spectacular like no other.

Wakefield District Cycle Forum: Easy cycle ride

Sun 18 Aug 2019
Join ride leaders from Wakefield District Cycle Forum for a bike ride exploring the parkland and beyond.

Messy Play Mondays

Mon 19 Aug 2019
Mud pie and wild water anyone? Let young imaginations run wild during weekly messy play sessions: the more mess the better!

Wildlife Hero Days

Tue 20 Aug 2019
Are you a Nostell nature superstar ready to answer the call of the wild? Get stuck in a made your own outdoor creation to take home.

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.



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