Nostell Priory and Parkland - National Trust

Nostell Priory and Parkland - National Trust
Doncaster Road
Nostell
nr Wakefield
West Yorkshire
WF4 1QE
England

Website

www.nationaltrust.org.uk/nostell-priory

E-mail

General Information

nostellpriory@nationaltrust.org.uk

Telephone

01924 863892

Fax

Property Main Office

01924 866846

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.
The west front at Nostell Priory, West Yorkshire.
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Nostell Priory is an 18th century architectural masterpiece set in a landscape park. The house was built by the architect James Paine on the site of a medieval priory for Sir Rowland Winn, 4th Baronet. Later, Robert Adam was commissioned to complete the state rooms which are amongst the finest examples of his interiors.

In the gardens are delightful lakeside walks with a stunning colection of rhododendrons and azaleas in late spring. The historic landscape park, which was acquired with assistance from the Heritage Lottery Fund in 2002, is now open to the public for the first time and is currently undergoing restoration and replanting.

Venue Type:

Historic house or home, Garden, parklands or rural site, Sacred space

Opening hours

Please check the National Trust website before visiting.

Admission charges

National Trust Members FREE
Adults: £6.50
Children: £3.25
Family: £16.00

Garden Only:
Adult: £4.00
Children: £1.75

Car Parking: £2.00 (refundable on purchasing adult House & Garden ticket)

Discounts

  • National Trust

Additional info

3 Wheelchairs available - booking essential
Programme of events - send SAE for details
Baby changing and feeding facilities
Front carrying baby slings & hip-carrying infant seats for loan
Children's Play Area
Three different childrens' trails in house plus garden tree trail
Family area in Tea Room
Family Croquet & giant chess set
Children's Menu in Tea Room & Trusty's Lunch Boxes
Every weekday: "Objects of Desire" & "Every Picture Tells a Story"
Dogs welcome on leads in the park - not in garden
Cycle: NCN67 3miles
Bus: Arriva 485, 496/8 Wakefield-Doncaster; Yorkshire Traction 244/5 Barnsley-Pontefract.
Train: Fitzwilliam Sation 1.5 miles

The Priory houses one of the best documented collections of Chippendale furniture and furnishings which were designed especially for the house by the great cabinet maker. Other treasures include an outstanding art collection with works by Pieter Brueghel the Younger, Hogarth and Angelica Kauffmann, the remarkable 18th-century doll's house with its original fittings and the John Harrison longcase clock with its rare movement made of wood.

Collection details

Archaeology, Architecture, Decorative and Applied Art, Design, Fine Art, Literature, Personalities

Key artists and exhibits

  • Rowland Lockey's Sir Thomas More & Family
  • Furniture by Chippendale
  • Furniture by Gillows
  • Furniture by Sefferin Nelson
  • James Paine & Robert Adam architecture and interior design
  • Pieter Brueghel the Younger
  • Angelica Kauffmann
  • Hugh Douglas Hamilton
  • Grand Tour souvenirs
  • William Hogarth
  • Antonio Zucchi
  • Richard James Wyatt
  • Chinese wallpapers
  • Kirckman harpsichord
  • Van der Borcht tapestries
  • Pieter Claesz
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.
People running

Introduction to Running

  • 22 September 2014 6:30-7:30pm
  • 29 September 2014 6:30-7:30pm
  • 6 October 2014 6:30-7:30pm
  • 13 October 2014 6:30-7:30pm
  • 20 October 2014 6:30-7:30pm
  • 27 October 2014 6:30-7:30pm

Join our social beginners running group to improve your fitness, running skills and enjoy our beautiful parklands.

Qualified run leaders will be on hand to offer help and advice every step of the way.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

£2.00 per person.

Website

http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/nostell-priory/things-to-see-and-do/events/

Bridleway Killerton woods

Thursday Health Walk

  • 25 September 2014 10:30-11:45am
  • 2 October 2014 10:30-11:45am
  • 9 October 2014 10:30-11:45am
  • 16 October 2014 10:30-11:45am
  • 23 October 2014 10:30-11:45am
  • 30 October 2014 10:30-11:45am

Enjoy an hours walk around the park. Get some exercise and join our experienced walk leader for a gentle stroll around the park

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

Normal admission charges apply: Adult: £10.40, Child: £5.20

Website

http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/nostell-priory/things-to-see-and-do/events/

photograph of mountain bike

Free Guided Bike Rides

  • 21 September 2014 10:15am-12:30pm
  • 1 October 2014 10:15am-12:30pm
  • 19 October 2014 10:15am-12:30pm
  • 5 November 2014 10:15am-12:30pm
  • 16 November 2014 10:15am-12:30pm
  • 3 December 2014 10:15am-12:30pm

Join leaders from Wakefield District Cycle Forum for a bike ride exploring the Parkland and the Nostell Estate. Bikes are available to loan free of charge but must be booked in advance. Call 0845 8506506 to book, or email info@cycling-wakefield.org.uk.

Please wear suitable clothing. Helmets available when booking in advance.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

Normal admission charges apply: Adult: £10.40, Child: £5.20

Website

http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/nostell-priory/things-to-see-and-do/events/

photograph of forest

Buggy Walks

  • 1 October 2014 10:30-11:30am

Join us for a walk in our tranquil Gardens, the paths are perfect for a pushchair, relax over a cuppa in our Courtyard Cafe afterwards.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Website

http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/nostell-priory/things-to-see-and-do/events/

Horse

Behind the Scenes Stable Tours

  • 25 September 2014 12-1pm, 2-3pm
  • 2 October 2014 12-1pm, 2-3pm
  • 8 October 2014 12-1pm, 2-3pm

Join one of our Stable Guides to discover the history of this fascinating building, and explore areas not open to the public.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

Normal admission charges apply: Adult: £10.40, Child: £5.20

Website

http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/nostell-priory/things-to-see-and-do/events/

photograph of walking boots on a cairn

Friday Health Walk

  • 26 September 2014 10:30-11:30am
  • 3 October 2014 10:30-11:30am
  • 10 October 2014 10:30-11:30am
  • 17 October 2014 10:30-11:30am
  • 24 October 2014 10:30-11:30am
  • 31 October 2014 10:30-11:30am
  • 7 November 2014 10:30-11:30am
  • 14 November 2014 10:30-11:30am
  • 21 November 2014 10:30-11:30am
  • 28 November 2014 10:30-11:30am
  • 5 December 2014 10:30-11:30am
  • 12 December 2014 10:30-11:30am
  • 19 December 2014 10:30-11:30am
  • 26 December 2014 10:30-11:30am

Enjoy an hours walk around the park. Get some exercise and join our experienced walk leader for a gentle stroll around the park.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

Normal admission charges apply: Adult: £10.40, Child: £5.20

Website

http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/nostell-priory/things-to-see-and-do/events/

photograph of ashdown

Parkland Guided Walks

  • 20 — 21 September 2014 2-3pm *on now
  • 24 September 2014 2-3pm
  • 27 — 28 September 2014 2-3pm
  • 1 October 2014 2-3pm
  • 4 — 5 October 2014 2-3pm
  • 8 October 2014 2-3pm
  • 11 — 12 October 2014 2-3pm
  • 15 October 2014 2-3pm
  • 18 — 19 October 2014 2-3pm
  • 22 October 2014 2-3pm
  • 25 — 26 October 2014 2-3pm

Discover more about the estate and the designed landscape on a one to two mile narrated walk.

Please wear weather appropriate clothing and sensible footwear.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

Normal admission charges apply: Adult: £10.40, Child: £5.20

Website

http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/nostell-priory/things-to-see-and-do/events/

photograph of wood

Introduction to Green Woodwork

  • 11 October 2014 9:30am-4:30pm

Our residential 'Bodger' will teach you the basics of Green Woodwork and you will produce your very own spatula.

Suitable for

  • 18+

Admission

Tickets £60.00.

Website

http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/nostell-priory/things-to-see-and-do/events/

Killerton Woods

Great British Walk

  • 20 — 30 September 2014 *on now

Use your feet to discover our special places this autumn Join us for self guided, guided and themed walks. Please see website for more details.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

Normal admission charges apply: Adult: £10.40, Child: £5.20

Website

http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/nostell-priory/things-to-see-and-do/events/

Rag rug

Rags to Rugs

  • 25 September 2014 10am-3pm

Make a traditional rag rug in time for Christmas. Everything you need to get you started on this popular workshop and a two course lunch is included.

Suitable for

  • 18+

Admission

£25.00 per person.

Website

http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/nostell-priory/things-to-see-and-do/events/

photograph of wood

Beginners 2 Day Spoon Carving Course

  • 27 September 2014 9:30am-4:30pm
  • 25 October 2014 9:30am-4:30pm

Our residential 'Bodger' will teach you how to source and carve green wood into a range of spoon styles.

Please note: this course takes place over two consecutive days.

Suitable for

  • 18+

Admission

All Tickets £120.00. Normal admission charges apply: Adult: £10.40, Child: £5.20.

Website

http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/nostell-priory/things-to-see-and-do/events/

Girls sitting in the woods

50 Things Fun

  • 27 October 2014 11am-4pm

Tick off some of your 50 Things in your scrap book by taking part in our trail around the gardens and parkland.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

Normal admission charges apply: Adult: £10.40, Child: £5.20

Website

http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/nostell-priory/things-to-see-and-do/events/

Playing in the woods

Active Wednesdays

  • 29 October 2014 11am-3pm

Join us every Wednesday in the local school holidays as we get outside and active. Includes cycle skills course and short rides. Tick off some of those '50 things' like den building or geocaching. (Geocaching available on Wednesday 30th July and Wednesday 27 August only.)

Suitable for

  • Any age

Website

http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/nostell-priory/things-to-see-and-do/events/

photograph of fungi

Ramble with a Ranger

  • 29 October 2014 10:30-11:30am

Meet one of our rangers for an hour's nature ramble around the parkland discovering more about the animals that live at Nostell and their habitats. Includes hot chocolate and a biscuit

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

Adult £5.00, Child £2.50. Normal admission charges apply: Adult: £10.40, Child: £5.20.

Website

http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/nostell-priory/things-to-see-and-do/events/

photograph of conkers

Conkers Bonkers

  • 30 October 2014 11am-3pm

Celebrate Autumn with us. Create some bonkers creatures to live in our conker tree ' a Big Draw activity. Go an art scavenger hunt to create a wild art masterpiece. Play conkers ' will you be our conker champion?

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

Normal admission charges apply: Adult: £10.40, Child: £5.20

Website

http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/nostell-priory/things-to-see-and-do/events/

photograph of pine cone and holly

Christmas Wreath Making Workshop

  • 7 December 2014 11am-1pm, 2-4pm

Join our experts to make a wreath for Christmas. Includes mulled wine and mince pie to get you into the festive spirit!

Suitable for

  • 18+

Admission

£15.00 per person.

Website

http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/nostell-priory/things-to-see-and-do/events/

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