a very long ornate gallery space in an old building. The wallpaper is green and there are lots of portraits on the wall.

Behind the Picture Gallery at Temple Newsam

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Get to know the history behind the impressive Picture Gallery at Temple Newsam.
A satirical cartoon showing a doctor innoculating patients.

Smallpox and Temple Newsam

Discover the history of smallpox in this blog from Josh Turner, including how one unlucky Viscount of Temple Newsam contracted it in the 1700s.

Sandford Awards for Heritage Education

Leeds City Museum, Temple Newsam House, Abbey House Museum and Kirkstall Abbey all gained the 5 year Sandford Award for Heritage Education.
Two boys stand against a backdrop of a Tudor Hall. Darnley is on the right and much older, and places a hand on his younger brother Charles.

Lord Darnley: On the 450th Anniversary of his Murder

Megan Jones explores the life of Lord Darnley – who was born at our very own Temple Newsam - on the 450th anniversary of his murder.


A young girl is dressed in traditional Tudor costume including head wear and a ruff

Virtual Classroom: Dress to Impress

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Virtual classroom workshop focussing on Tudor history through costume and the collections of Temple Newsam House, making contrasts between life then and now.