Learn at Temple Newsam

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.

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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.

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0113 336 7460
(10am – 4pm)

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A house fit for a King

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.

Temple Newsam Workshop - A House Fit for a King

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07 February 2019

Dress to impress

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.

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Dunstan’s Hall – the Anglo Saxons are here!

Step back to Anglo-Saxon times! A fully interactive re-enactment workshop led by a team of costumed education staff.

A man dressed as a viking is play fighting with another man dressed as a viking.


Explorer tours

Go on an adventure through time and discover secret doors, beautiful bedrooms, glorious galleries and hidden rooms.

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Farm tour

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.

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Little Kings and Queens

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.

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Nature detectives

A hands-on investigation of the wildlife of the natural and man-made habitats around the Temple Newsam estate.

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Portraits to Life

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.

School children are sat on the floor in the picture gallery at temple newsam, listening to a learning officer.

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The Gruffalo Hunt

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.

A young girl is playing with a baby goat.


The Princess and the pea

Take a magical journey using interactive storytelling, physical theatre and puppets designed to help your class discover the historic surroundings of Temple Newsam House.

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Time travellers

Find out how the past is constructed from a range of sources in this imaginative session.

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Who killed the Queen’s husband?

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.

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