Temple Newsam House
Contact for School Visits:
Shelley Dring, Learning and Access Officer
Contact for Group Bookings:
Group/school booking facilities in House: Led workshops, self led resources and opportunities, lunch space for groups, tours, free parking for groups, option to book lunch and refreshments, cloakroom space, free familiarisation visit and risk assessment support, online resources, free audio guides
General facilities: toilets, disabled access, shop, café, parking, disabled toilets, lift in house, parkland and picnic areas, playground.
This Tudor-Jacobean mansion is one of the most celebrated historic houses in the country. With over 40 lovingly restored rooms open to view, displaying paintings, renowned furniture including masterpieces by Chippendale, sumptuous textiles, silver, porcelain, and Leeds pottery, it is steeped in a rich history from its royal links to the lives of the ordinary people who worked and lived on the Estate. It was the birthplace of Lord Darnley, infamous husband of Mary Queen of Scots, and for 300 years the home of the Ingram family until it was bought by Leeds City Council from Lord Halifax in 1922. There is a regular programme of exhibitions and new displays. The House is set within 1500 acres of beautiful parkland which includes a working rare breeds farm.