Schools are welcome to visit Home Farm for self-led or guided visits. We are unable to accommodate on site visits to Temple Newsam House right now but have a range of virtual workshops to offer in the meantime. Email Temple Newsam for details.
At Temple Newsam we can help you deliver diverse, creative, skills-based learning across many different curriculum areas. Discover our workshops and download learning resources to help plan your visit.
Our Learning Team offer a range of themed packages linked to the National Curriculum using the House and Estate’s collections and stories to enhance all styles of learning.
Please contact us for further information or to make a booking.
0113 336 7460
(10am – 4pm)
Use our learning search to explore our range of learning opportunities
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Tailor made tours for GCSE students exploring the values, beliefs and attitudes of families who lived at Temple Newsam.
17 September 2020
Virtual classroom workshop focussing on Tudor history through costume and the collections of Temple Newsam House, making contrasts between life then and now.
27 August 2020
Go on an adventure through time and discover secret doors, beautiful bedrooms, glorious galleries and hidden rooms.
07 February 2019
In the early hours of the 10th February 1567, the body of Lord Darnley, husband of Mary Queen of Scots and resident of Temple Newsam House was found in the garden of the Old Provost’s lodge at Kirk o’ Field, Edinburgh.
Find out how the past is constructed from a range of sources in this imaginative session.
A hands-on investigation of the wildlife of the natural and man-made habitats around the Temple Newsam estate.
Step back to Anglo-Saxon times! A fully interactive re-enactment workshop led by a team of costumed education staff.
This fun interactive session provides a unique opportunity for all to try on replica costume and discover the hidden messages in the material about status, wealth and life in Tudor England.
Take a magical journey using interactive storytelling, physical theatre and puppets designed to help your class discover the historic surroundings of Temple Newsam House.
In this fun, creative workshop find out what a portrait is and how the nobility showed off in large scale portraits in the Picture Gallery.
Make a glittering crown, learn how to move like royalty in the fabulous Picture Gallery and discover the Kings and Queens linked to Temple Newsam by investigating mystery bags, costume and historic rooms.
A lovely educational activity for under-5s, bringing the home of the Gruffalo to life as they hear the popular story in an outdoor setting.
Tags: Early Years
A two-hour tour of our working farm, during which you can meet some of our traditional and rare-breed animals, learn about the history of this farm and about farming in general.
Find out how life has changed over time for the residents of Temple Newsam House and discover how the wealthy and the servants lived in this lively interactive workshop.