Lotherton Hall

Lotherton Hall
Lotherton Lane
West Yorkshire
LS25 3EB







0113 264 5535

0113 3782959


0113 281 2100

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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

April - October: Tues-Sat 1000-1700 Sun 1300-1700
November - December, March Tues - Sat 1000-1600
Sun 1200-1600 Last admissions are 45 mins before closing
Closed Mondays (except Bank Holidays)
Lotherton Hall is closed in January and February.

Closed: Mondays (except Bank Holidays), Christmas Day,
Boxing Day, New Year's Day
January and Feburary

Admission charges

Entrance to the whole estate £5:00 adults, £2:50 Child, £4:00 conc, family ticket £15.00 (up to two adults and three children).

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.

Duty Calls

  • 22 March — 31 December 2014 *on now

The exhibition forms one of two parts with a series of displays in the period rooms of the house and a second exhibition 'Dressed for Battle' in the fashion galleries. Displays look at the theme of Family Duty and Honour and tell the story of members of the Gascoigne family of Lotherton and the wars that touched their lives, from the American War of Independence to the Second World War.

Suitable for

  • Any age



Age of Glamour – fashions from the fifties

  • 20 March — 15 December 2015

Join us to peep in the mirror and see how people throughout history have enhanced their looks and presented themselves to others. Enter a world of wigs and war paint, marvellous moustaches and mascara, nail polish and nose rings, earrings and eyeliner, beards and brylcreem, combs and curlers, tattoos and tooth powder.

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.

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!


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


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

Night in Gale Club


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 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


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.


  • 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.

WW2 at Lotherton Hall


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


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

Yong's China Quest adventure game Level 1


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


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

Yong's China Quest adventure game Level 3


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


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