Temple Newsam is one of the great houses of England, bursting with treasures and tales. With over 500 years of history, it has been home to many colourful characters. Explore this atmospheric house, immerse yourself in tales gone by and marvel at the beautifully crafted interiors.
After being seized by Henry VIII and granted to his niece, the house became birthplace to the notorious Lord Darnley, husband of Mary Queen of Scots and father of James I. Beyond its illustrious Tudor origins, the Ingram family also left their marks. Today Temple Newsam contains a rich tapestry of period interiors from the 1600s onwards, showing how different generations lived. Not to be missed are the spectacular Picture Gallery and the intimate Chinese Drawing Room.
For the last 100 years Temple Newsam has been owned by the City of Leeds for the enjoyment of all. In that time, Temple Newsam’s deep history has been supplemented by one of the greatest collections of fine and decorative arts in Britain. Discover this treasure trove of furniture, ceramics, textiles, silver and wallpaper in a remarkable country house setting.