Temple Newsam Closure Information

What is open?

  • Grounds and gardens
  • Estate playground
  • Café (takeaway): Daily: 10am – 4pm
  • Toilets: 9am – 5pm
  • Car parks: most car parks are open at all times. The Lakeside and Walled Garden car parks close at 4.30pm.

The estate is open to visitors travelling by car and on foot. Please continue to follow guidance around social distancing during your visit.


The Estate playground is open. The Farm playground is currently closed.

The equipment is cleaned with a disinfectant and we are limiting numbers to ensure that the play areas are used safely, in line with national guidance.

Our playgrounds and equipment will not be supervised and we are requesting that all visitors are courteous and responsible. There will be guidance around the playgrounds for everyone’s protection.

  • Please regularly sanitize your hands
  • Maintain social distancing
  • Please do not eat or drink near or in the playgrounds


Dogs are welcome on our grounds and gardens. Please ensure dogs are kept on a lead in designated areas and that you continue to follow guidance around social distancing if you choose to visit the park.


We request that visitors follow the below guidance to protect everyone:

  • Do not enter if you have coronavirus (COVID-19) or any associated symptoms
  • Please wash or sanitize your hands on entry and exit
  • Maintain social distancing
  • If it is busy please wait outside and form a queue

We encourage everyone to bring their own hand sanitiser when visiting Temple Newsam.


The below measures and guidance is in place for the protection of visitors and staff:

  • The café is open on a takeaway only basis
  • We have a one way route and social distancing guidance in place
  • We prefer contactless payments but will accept cash
  • We are not currently accepting reusable cups to ensure the safety of our café staff
  • There are benches and plenty of grassy areas for seating around the grounds

Face Coverings

We request that you wear a face covering in our indoor spaces including our café takeaway service.

Mobility scooter hire

Mobility scooters are available to hire. To book one please call 0113 3367 560 Mon-Fri 9am-4pm.

Events and Exhibitions

All events are postponed until further notice until we are able to ensure the welfare of our staff and visitors. In the meantime you can visit our online exhibition Below the Salt.

Protecting our staff

We are maintaining social distancing and limiting the number of staff in an area at any one time.

This page was updated on 6 January 2021.