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.

Use this page to find learning workshops and register your interest by submitting an enquiry form from an individual workshop page.

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School Workshop: Elizabeth and Mary: Royal Cousins Rival Queens

Step back into a dangerous world of plots, espionage and treachery and explore the turbulent relationship between Elizabeth I and Mary, Queen of Scots.

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13 October 2022

School Workshop: Signs of The Seasons

Discover the seasonal changes that take place in nature in this schools workshop which explores the estate of Temple Newsam.

Temple Newsam House in the background on a sunny spring day with purple and white bulbs sprouting in the foreground

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29 September 2022

Local History GCSE Tours

Tailor made tours for GCSE students exploring the values, beliefs and attitudes of families who lived at Temple Newsam.

A group of secondary school children standing outside looking at the exterior of the Tudor Temple Newsam House

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17 September 2020

Explorer tours

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

Three secondary school students are stood in a hall surrounded by classical paintings taking notes on worksheets attached to clipboards

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07 February 2019

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.

Three girls wearing school uniform are smiling.

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Time travellers

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

A young girl is dressed in a royal Tudor costume and holding a sheet which says Mary Queen of Scots

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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.

Wet autumn leaves in brown and green colours

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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.

A young girl and other children are dressed up in Tudor costume and stood in a line in a hall within Temple Newsam House

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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.

Primary school children and smiling and laughing whilst interacting with a teacher who is using a hand puppet dressed up as a king

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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.

A young boy and girl are stood in a hall pointing at a painting hung on the wall

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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.

Two children in school uniform are dressing up in period costumes.

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The Woodland 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 woodland scene surrounded by tress and green leaves

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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.

Two children are sat on a tractor.

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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.

A group of primary age students are clapping and smiling whilst on a tour of a stately home

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Virtual Classroom: Dress to Impress

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

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

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16 December 2018