Temple Newsam House is one of the great country houses of England.
Set within over 1500 acres of parkland, woodland and farmland landscaped by Capability Brown in the 18th century, it is a magnificent Tudor-Jacobean mansion.
Famous as the birthplace of Lord Darnley, the mansion houses a rich collection of art in over 40 restored rooms to view.
The grounds boast the largest working rare breeds farm in Europe (not free for Historic Houses members) and National Collections of plants and flowers.
Today’s opening hours
March to October: house and farm, Tuesday to Sunday, plus Bank Holiday Mondays and Mondays in school holidays, 10am to 5pm (last admission 4.15pm). Farm not free to Historic Houses members.
Note: only the house is free to members. Farm opening times provided for general information only.
November to February
Farm only, Tuesday to Sunday, 10.30am to 4pm.
March to October:
House and farm: Tuesday to Sunday, plus Bank Holiday Mondays and Mondays in school holidays, 10am to 5pm (last admission 4.15pm)
Tearoom, Monday to Friday, 10am to 4.30pm, and weekends, 10am to 5.30pm.
4 miles from Leeds City Centre off A63 and 2 miles from M1 junction 46.
Historic Houses members visit the house for free.
For other admission charges see https://www.leeds.gov.uk/museumsandgalleries/templenewsamhouse/visitor-information
- Accessible parking
Group Rate (15+) House: £6.00 Farm: £3.10 House and farm: £9.00
A History of Brewing and Drinking explores the history of Britain’s first favourite drink. Uncover life on Temple Newsam Estate through the eyes of the staff and aristocrats who lived, worked, brewed and drank the 5,000 gallons of beer and ale once stored in the cellars. Untold stories will be revealed, from the female brewer who made ale for the estate for 30 years to the beer prescribed to treat the lady of the house’s ailments.
Visitors will also discover the secrets behind brewing the perfect pint and unusual ceramics from the museum collections. The exhibition will be accompanied by a range of events, from tasting sessions to special tours.
Admission: This exhibition is free of charge for Historic Houses members.
Temple Newsam House is a magnificent country mansion dating back 500 years and described as the Hampton Court Palace of the North. With a number of facilities available for venue hire, Temple Newsam is the perfect place for weddings, special occasions, meetings or away days.
Temple Newsam House is a magnificent country mansion dating back 500 years and described as the Hampton Court Palace of the North.
With a number of facilities available for venue hire, Temple Newsam is the perfect place for weddings, special occasions, meetings or away days.
Do you like your parents' decorating tastes? Well, the previous owners of Temple Newsam House didn’t! Each generation decorated a different bit of the House, so you can walk back in time through the rooms and immerse yourself in history, from Tudor to Victorian.
Bringing your class?
400 years of history have created a web of stories. Our ethos is to ‘bring the Estate to life’ through our programme of 1 to 4 hour cross-curricular workshops from Early Years Foundation Stage to Secondary. In each session we reveal the people who lived and worked at Temple Newsam and how their stories shaped the wider history of Leeds and national politics, from the objects the they left behind.
We think about how the collections got here and explore the tales behind the building, right from the bare bricks. You can also explore the farm and the huge number of rare breed animals care for, navigate the estate, or go pond dipping!