Nostell - National Trust

The west front at Nostell Priory, West Yorkshire.
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Nostell is one of the greatest treasure houses of the north of England, surrounded by 300 acres of parkland and landscape gardens. Created as an ambitious statement by the Winn family between 1725-1785, generations added to the richness of the house, from Robert Adam interiors and a world-class collection of Thomas Chippendale furniture to priceless paintings and antique curiosities. The surrounding network of lakes, meadows and ancient woodland are brimming with wildlife, with key features including a working Kitchen Garden, Pleasure Grounds and the enchanting Menagerie Garden.

Venue Type:

Historic house or home, Garden, parklands or rural site, Museum

Opening hours

Please check the National Trust website before visiting.

Admission charges

National Trust Members FREE
Prices for non-members (including gift aid): £12.80 per adult

Discounts

  • National Trust

Additional info

3 Wheelchairs available - booking essential
Programme of events - see our website for current listings
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 and children's menu options available in in cafe
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

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

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Website

http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/nostell

E-mail

General Information

nostell@nationaltrust.org.uk

Telephone

01924 863892

Fax

Property Main Office

01924 863892

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.
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