Lotherton Hall

Lotherton Hall
Off Collier Lane
Aberford
Leeds
West Yorkshire
LS25 3EB
England

Website

www.leeds.gov.uk/museumsandgalleries/Pages/Lotherton-Hall.aspx

E-mail

Lotherton.hall@leeds.gov.uk

Telephone

0113 378 2959

All information is drawn from or provided by the venues themselves and every effort is made to ensure it is correct. Please remember to double check opening hours with the venue concerned before making a special visit.
View of a beautiful Edwardian house with people enjoying the grounds on a sunny day
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Lotherton Hall is a beautiful country house surrounded by historic gardens. Formerly the home of the Gascoigne family, it evokes a world of high Edwardian living.

Venue Type:

Historic house or home, Garden, parklands or rural site

Opening hours

Winter opening times (November - February)
House, café, shop and bird garden: 10:00 to 16:00 with last entry at 15:15
Estate gates (October – March): 07:30 to 18:00

During January and February 2015 the house will be completely closed.

Christmas opening times
Closed on Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day.
The estate will close early at 13:00 on 24th and 31st December, with last entry at 12:15.

Summer opening times (March to October)
House, café, shop and bird garden: 10:00 to 17:00 with last entry at 16:15
Estate gates (April to September): 07:30 to 20:00

Admission charges

Adult £5.00
Concession £4.00
Child £2.50 (Aged 5 to 18 years)
Family £15.00, LeedsCard: £12.00, LeedsCard Extra: £9.00

Getting there

By bus: Bus numbers 64 and 64A go to Aberford from Leeds City Centre. There is then an approximate 20-30 minute walk.

By train: The nearest train station is Garforth, located 4 miles away.

By car: Lotherton Hall is situated off Collier Lane which is just off junction 47 of the M1. If you are using a route planner, our postcode is LS25 3EB.

Lotherton Hall has a Designated Collection of national importance.

Collection details

Fine Art, Decorative and Applied Art, Costume and Textiles

Key artists and exhibits

  • Designated Collection
Exhibition details are listed below, you may need to scroll down to see them all.
photograph of a silver dress with embroidered waist

Age of Glamour – Fashions from the Fifties

  • 8 May — 31 December 2015

The launch of Dior’s ‘New Look’, in 1947, saw a style emerge that completely captured the imagination of the nation. As the restrictions of the Second World War came to an end the population felt ready for something new and glamorous. This desire and Dior’s designs helped the 1950s to truly become an age of glamour

With elegant couture displayed alongside many other beautiful dresses of the period, the ‘Age of Glamour’ explores the impact of Parisian design on British fashion – from the fancy department stores selling exclusive ready to wear to high street stores like Marks and Spencer.

Further displays around the House give an insight in to the Gascoigne family of Lotherton Hall during the 1950s. Discover more about the sometimes not so glamorous changes that occurred in domestic life.

Suitable for

  • Family friendly

Website

http://www.leeds.gov.uk/museumsandgalleries/Pages/Age-of-Glamour.aspx

Events details are listed below. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all. For events that don't have a specific date see the 'Resources' tab above.

Meet the keeper

  • 1 January — 31 December 2015 *on now

Description to follow.

Suitable for

  • Family friendly

Come Rain or Shine

  • 1 January — 31 December 2015 *on now

Description to follow.

Suitable for

  • Family friendly

Fifties Flashback Family Weekend

  • 28 — 29 March 2015 11am-3pm

To celebrate the opening of our Age of Glamour exhibition, step back in time to the fabulous fifties. Enjoy retro games, toys, crafts and dressing up throughout the house

Suitable for

  • Family friendly

Easter Egg Trail

  • 2 — 19 April 2015

Follow the clues and find our decorated eggs around the estate.

Suitable for

  • Family friendly

Springtime Festival

  • 2 — 19 April 2015

Spring has sprung at Lotherton. Enjoy a fun-filled Easter holiday with brand new trails, daily crafts, garden games, meet the keeper, nest box making and more.

Suitable for

  • Family friendly

Hopping Games with the Easter Bunny

  • 4 April 2015 1-3pm

Meet our Easter Bunny and hop to it with outdoor games in the gardens.

Suitable for

  • Family friendly

Upstairs, Downstairs

  • 7 April 2015 12-2pm

What does it mean to be a Lady of the House and what kind of jobs did servants do? Find out the stories and more at Lotherton Hall.

Suitable for

  • Family friendly

Mad Hatter’s dress up day

  • 8 April 2015 11am-3pm

Description to follow.

Suitable for

  • Family friendly

The Glamorous 1950s silhouette

  • 29 April 2015 2:30-4pm

Talk, tour and tea with the curator looking at the Age of Glamour exhibition. Focusing on nipped-in waists, construction and the foundation garments worn to create the hourglass figure

Suitable for

  • Not suitable for children
Resources listed here may include websites, bookable tours and workshops, books, loan boxes and more. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all.

WW2 at Lotherton Hall

http://www.mylearning.org/overview.asp?journeyid=584

The story of Lotherton Hall, a Yorkshire country house requisitioned during WW2.

Publisher

  • This resource was produced as part of the MLA-funded My Learning project.

Curious Creatures Trail - Key Stage One

Find the animals. birds and creatures on the furniture, textiles, wallpaper and objects around the house.
This free trail can be pre-booked and borrowed from Reception. The pack consists of coloured and laminated pupil cards.

Houses and Homes Teacher's Notes - Key Stage One

Designed to complement our 'What were homes like a long time ago?' workshop, this free pack gives suggestions on how you can use Lotherton Hall as a resource to teach the topic of 'What were homes like a long time ago?'.

Lotherton Hall Bird Trail - Key Stage 1/2

Link a visit to the Bird Garden with a visit to the Hall. Search for birds hidden amongst our collections. Solve the riddles to find out what they are.
This class pack can be pre-booked and borrowed from Reception. It consists of coloured, laminated pupil and group leader cards.

My Favourite Chinese Things!

http://www.mylearning.org/overview.asp?journeyid=522

Six pupil's photo essays about their 'Favourite Chinese Things'

Publisher

  • This resource was produced as part of the MLA-funded My Learning project.

Night in Gale Club

http://www.leeds.gov.uk/lothertonHall/Lotherton_Hall/Learning_Zone/Young_People/Night_In_Gale.aspx

The Night in Gale Club is an opportunity for young people to be involved in the Night in Gale Gallery, learn new skills, build on their portfolio, voice an opinion and enter work to be exhibited in the gallery. The Club is suitable for young adults interested in or studying art.

How to obtain

For more information, contact Sharon Woodcock on sharon.woodcock@leeds.gov.uk or call 0113 2813259.

Playtime

http://www.leeds.gov.uk/lothertonhall/Lotherton_Hall/Learning_Zone/Early_Years.aspx

Playtime is a variety of activities for nursery groups, children aged 0-5 years, family groups, reception classes and their carers. Activities include giant sketching, playing with traditional toys, dressing up and a reading corner.

How to obtain

For more information about Playtime, call Lotherton Hall on 0113 2813259.

The Art of Cloisonné

http://www.mylearning.org/overview.asp?journeyid=164

The traditional Chinese handicraft cloisonné object has a copper body and its design is formed by gluing copper wire on with vegetable glue. This resource explains the technique in detail with authentic photos and a clear glossary.

Publisher

  • This resource was produced as part of the MLA-funded My Learning project.

Tissue Techniques at Lotherton Hall - Key Stage Two

Full day workshop for Key Stage Two pupils.
Investigate the richness of pattern and imagery within Lotherton Hall's decorative art collections and the architecture of the house itself. Create a design inspired by observations within the house and explore working with tissue paper and glue to create transparent effects that can be displayed like stained glass windows.

What were homes like a long time ago? - Key Stage One

Half-day workshop for Key Stage One pupils.
This session focuses on the differences between homes today and in the past. Explore the home of the wealthy Gascoigne family, identify the different types of rooms, objects and furniture and compare and contrast new and historic household objects in our handling session.
March to December. Please call 0113 390 1082 for further details and availability.

World War II Evacuation Role-Play - Key Stage Two

One day workshop for Key Stage Two pupils
Take your class back in time to the start of World War II. Arriving as evacuees at Lotherton Hall, discover what an air raid siren sounds like, learn how to use Morse Code and draw up a plan for where you are going to sleep and how you will share the house.
Available March to December. Please ring 0113 390 1082 for details and availability.

Yong's China Quest adventure game Level 1

http://www.mylearning.org/overview.asp?journeyid=517

Level 1 of an adventure game about Chinese history from 500 BCE to the Olympics.

Publisher

  • This resource was produced as part of the MLA-funded My Learning project.

Yong's China Quest adventure game Level 3

http://www.mylearning.org/overview.asp?journeyid=519

Level 3 of an adventure game about Chinese history from 500 BCE to the Olympics.

Publisher

  • This resource was produced as part of the MLA-funded My Learning project.

Getting there

By bus: Bus numbers 64 and 64A go to Aberford from Leeds City Centre. There is then an approximate 20-30 minute walk.

By train: The nearest train station is Garforth, located 4 miles away.

By car: Lotherton Hall is situated off Collier Lane which is just off junction 47 of the M1. If you are using a route planner, our postcode is LS25 3EB.

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