Temple Newsam

A black and white photograph of male gardeners at Temple Newsam

Secret to estate’s flower power revealed as historic hothouse bursts into life

It’s a hidden horticultural gem where generations of gardeners have cultivated exotic fruits and blooms for more than 230 years.
A display of colourful paper birds and flowers

Natural history with a twist as house brings great outdoor indoors

The stunning sights and sounds of the natural world have been brought to life inside the walls of Temple Newsam.

Poppy Wingate: Temple Newsam’s Golfing Pioneer

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Poppy Wingate was England’s first professional woman golfer, and she began her career right here at Temple Newsam.

A Tale of Two Widowhoods

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Discover the stories of two women born 170 years apart who both left their mark on Temple Newsam House.
An oil painting portrait of Lord Darnley and Mary Queen of Scots. Mary is wearing black and has her hand on Darnley's arm. Darnley is wearing red, and has red hair under his cap and feather.

Lord Darnley’s Sexuality

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Unpick what we know about Lord Darnley's sexuality - the infamous resident of Temple Newsam.
Dignitaries gather for the 1922 ceremony to handover Temple Newsam House to Leeds Corporation.

Temple Newsam turns back time to celebrate centenary

A special celebration will see Temple Newsam roll back the years this weekend as the much-loved estate marks 100 years of belonging to the people of Leeds.