Join us for a programme of special talks, tours, and walks exploring fascinating elements of Temple Newsam’s rich and varied history.

Talks, Tours, and Walks

Hidden Temple Newsam TourActivityAdultEventOngoing

20 February 2024 - 22 October 2024

Venue: Temple Newsam

Price: £3.50

Tue, Sat, Sun 11am & 2pm

Go beyond the ropes, find out about life below stairs, see places exclusive to our hidden tour and discover some secrets along the way!

Wooden cabinet with many compartments

Curious Cabinets TourActivityAdultEventTour

05 March 2024

Venue: Temple Newsam

Price: £5

11am & 2pm

Temple Newsam is home to one of the best decorative arts collections in the country. Join this tour to discover our amazing furniture.

painting of a man in military uniform riding a horse

Lord Halifax TourActivityAdultEventTour

23 March 2024

Venue: Temple Newsam

Price: £5

11am & 2pm

Learn about the powerful career and legacy of Sir Edward Wood, Lord Halifax, the last member of the Ingram family to own Temple Newsam.

People sitting on chairs and talking to eachother

Tea & Talk Club: Home Farm DovecoteActivityAdultEventFreeTalk

27 March 2024

Venue: Temple Newsam

Price: Free

11:00 am - 12:00 pm

On the last Wednesday of every month, our friendly Tea & Talk Club meets for an hour of sociable history in the grand surroundings of Temple Newsam House.

painting of king charles I, a man with long wavy hair and a pointed beard and moustache

Temple Newsam in the Civil Wars TourActivityAdultEventTour

06 April 2024

Venue: Temple Newsam

Price: £5

11:00 am - 2:00 pm

Learn how the Ingram family of Temple Newsam house were affected by the English Civil Wars in the mid-seventeenth century.

A bird standing on a wooden post with a pink skyline in the background

Dawn Chorus WalkActivityEventFamilyTour

13 April 2024

Venue: Temple Newsam

Price: £15

6:00 am - 9:00 am

Join this family friendly dawn chorus walk through the beautiful grounds of Temple Newsam, followed by breakfast in the café.

People sitting on chairs and talking to eachother

Tea & Talk Club: Chinese Drawing Room wallpaperActivityAdultEventTalk

24 April 2024

Venue: Temple Newsam

Price: Free

11:00 am - 12:00 pm

On the last Wednesday of every month, our friendly Tea & Talk Club meets for an hour of sociable history in the grand surroundings of Temple Newsam House.

three people dressed in historical costumes and hats, one playing a trombone and two playing wind instruments

Historic Music DayActivityEventPerformance

28 April 2024

Venue: Temple Newsam

Price: Included in admission

10:30 am - 4:30 pm

Join us to hear a range of historic music performances from in the magnificent setting of Temple Newsam house.

stag design carved into wood

In Search of the Tudor House TourActivityAdultEventTour

04 May 2024

Venue: Temple Newsam

Price: £5

11am & 2pm

Join this tour to look carefully and discover evidence of the original Tudor building beneath 500 years of Temple Newsam's development.

wall with paintings hanging and chairs on the floor below

Temple Newsam the Art Gallery TourActivityAdultArtEventTour

08 May 2024

Venue: Temple Newsam

Price: £5

11am & 2pm

See some of the highlights of Temple Newsam's extensive art collection and hear stories behind the artworks on this tour.

View from the roof of Temple Newsam House

Rooftop ExperienceActivityEventTour

18 May 2024

Venue: Temple Newsam

Price: £25

11am & 2pm

Explore Temple Newsam House and Estate as you’ve never seen them before with this unique rooftop experience tour.

View from the roof of Temple Newsam House

Rooftop ExperienceActivityEventTour

19 May 2024

Venue: Temple Newsam

Price: £25

11am & 2pm

Explore Temple Newsam House and Estate as you’ve never seen them before with this unique rooftop experience tour.

painting of a woman in historical dress. wearing a tall wig with feathers in it

Women of Temple Newsam TourActivityAdultEventTour

01 June 2024

Venue: Temple Newsam

Price: £5

11am & 2pm

On this tour, find out about some of the important and powerful women who have owned or lived at Temple Newsam.

Religion at Temple Newsam TourActivityAdultEventTour

02 June 2024

Venue: Temple Newsam

Price: £5

11am & 2pm

Discover how the religious beliefs of past owners have shaped Temple Newsam house and its interior design on this expert tour.

Father’s Day Afternoon TeaActivityAdultEventTour

15 - 16 June 2024

Venue: Temple Newsam

Price: £25/£30

12pm & 2.30pm

Explore the stunning mansion followed by a scrumptious Father's Day afternoon tea in the historic Dining Room.

People sitting on chairs and talking to eachother

Tea & Talk Club: Leeds A-Z Part IIActivityAdultEventTalk

26 June 2024

Venue: Temple Newsam

Price: Free

11:00 am - 12:00 pm

On the last Wednesday of every month, our friendly Tea & Talk Club meets for an hour of sociable history in the grand surroundings of Temple Newsam House.

View from the roof of Temple Newsam House

Rooftop ExperienceActivityEventTour

13 July 2024

Venue: Temple Newsam

Price: £25

11am & 2pm

Explore Temple Newsam House and Estate as you’ve never seen them before with this unique rooftop experience tour.

View from the roof of Temple Newsam House

Rooftop ExperienceActivityEventTour

14 July 2024

Venue: Temple Newsam

Price: £25

11am & 2pm

Explore Temple Newsam House and Estate as you’ve never seen them before with this unique rooftop experience tour.

painting of queen elizabeth I

Royal Connections TourActivityAdultEventTour

21 July 2024

Venue: Temple Newsam

Price: £5

11am & 2pm

Find out how royalty has shaped and influenced the house on this tour, from its ownership by Tudor monarchs to wallpaper gifted by George IV.

Chippendale TourActivityAdultEventTour

03 August 2024

Venue: Temple Newsam

Price: £5

11am & 2pm

See beautiful creations by famed furniture maker Thomas Chippendale and learn more about his life on this fascinating tour.

bats flying against an orange sky

Bat WalkActivityEventFamilyTour

03 August 2024

Venue: Temple Newsam

Price: £10

7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Join us on a bat walk around the Temple Newsam estate to spot different bat species and find out what makes them so special.

View from the roof of Temple Newsam House

Rooftop ExperienceActivityEventTour

24 August 2024

Venue: Temple Newsam

Price: £25

11am & 2pm

Explore Temple Newsam House and Estate as you’ve never seen them before with this unique rooftop experience tour.

View from the roof of Temple Newsam House

Rooftop ExperienceActivityEventTour

25 August 2024

Venue: Temple Newsam

Price: £25

11am & 2pm

Explore Temple Newsam House and Estate as you’ve never seen them before with this unique rooftop experience tour.

People sitting on chairs and talking to eachother

Tea & Talk Club: Death and DyingActivityAdultEventFreeTalk

28 August 2024

Venue: Temple Newsam

Price: Free

11:00 am - 12:00 pm

On the last Wednesday of every month, our friendly Tea & Talk Club meets for an hour of sociable history in the grand surroundings of Temple Newsam House.

The Viscounts TourActivityAdultEventTour

31 August 2024

Venue: Temple Newsam

Price: £5

11am & 2pm

Sir Henry Ingram's family owned Temple Newsam for nearly 300 years. Find out about the lives of the viscounts from European tours to home improvements.

Painting of John Smeaton

Smeaton at Temple Newsam WalkActivityAdultEventTour

07 September 2024

Venue: Temple Newsam

Price: £8

11:00 am

Join this tour to search the grounds of Temple Newsam for remaining evidence of Smeaton’s unique pump and well system.

View from the roof of Temple Newsam House

Rooftop ExperienceActivityEventTour

14 September 2024

Venue: Temple Newsam

Price: £25

11am & 2pm

Explore Temple Newsam House and Estate as you’ve never seen them before with this unique rooftop experience tour.

View from the roof of Temple Newsam House

Rooftop ExperienceActivityEventTour

15 September 2024

Venue: Temple Newsam

Price: £25

2:00 pm

Explore Temple Newsam House and Estate as you’ve never seen them before with this unique rooftop experience tour.

Myths TourActivityAdultEventTour

28 September 2024

Venue: Temple Newsam

Price: £5

11am & 2pm

Discover myths and legends reflected in the amazing furniture collection and interior design at Temple Newsam on this fascinating tour.

Ghosts of Temple Newsam TourActivityAdultEventTour

05 October 2024

Venue: Temple Newsam

Price: £5

11am & 2pm

Join this spine-tingling tour and discover ghostly goings on, terrifying tales, strange sightings, orbs, noises, and visions. You may even get a glimpse of the Blue Lady…

Ghosts of Temple Newsam TourActivityAdultEventTour

06 October 2024

Venue: Temple Newsam

Price: £5

11am & 2pm

Join this spine-tingling tour and discover ghostly goings on, terrifying tales, strange sightings, orbs, noises, and visions. You may even get a glimpse of the Blue Lady…

Ghosts of Temple Newsam TourActivityAdultEventTour

12 October 2024

Venue: Temple Newsam

Price: £5

11am & 2pm

Join this spine-tingling tour and discover ghostly goings on, terrifying tales, strange sightings, orbs, noises, and visions. You may even get a glimpse of the Blue Lady…

an orange and red mushroom on grass

Fungus ForayActivityEventFamilyTour

12 October 2024

Venue: Temple Newsam

Price: £8

12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Join this guided foraging walk for families and beginners looking at fungi around the Temple Newsam estate.

Ghosts of Temple Newsam TourActivityAdultEventTour

19 October 2024

Venue: Temple Newsam

Price: £5

11am & 2pm

Join this spine-tingling tour and discover ghostly goings on, terrifying tales, strange sightings, orbs, noises, and visions. You may even get a glimpse of the Blue Lady…

Ghosts of Temple Newsam TourActivityAdultEventTour

20 October 2024

Venue: Temple Newsam

Price: £5

11am & 2pm

Join this spine-tingling tour and discover ghostly goings on, terrifying tales, strange sightings, orbs, noises, and visions. You may even get a glimpse of the Blue Lady…

People sitting on chairs and talking to eachother

Tea & Talk Club: Gertrude Bray & the Kitchen NicheActivityAdultEventFreeTalk

23 October 2024

Venue: Temple Newsam

Price: Free

11:00 am - 12:00 pm

On the last Wednesday of every month, our friendly Tea & Talk Club meets for an hour of sociable history in the grand surroundings of Temple Newsam House.

People sitting on chairs and talking to eachother

Tea & Talk Club: Rail History of LeedsActivityAdultEventFreeTalk

27 November 2024

Venue: Temple Newsam

Price: Free

11:00 am - 12:00 pm

On the last Wednesday of every month, our friendly Tea & Talk Club meets for an hour of sociable history in the grand surroundings of Temple Newsam House.

People sitting on chairs and talking to eachother

Tea & Talk Club: Temple Newsam ArchaeologyActivityAdultEventTalk

11 December 2024

Venue: Temple Newsam

Price: Free

11:00 am - 12:00 pm

On the last Wednesday of every month, our friendly Tea & Talk Club meets for an hour of sociable history in the grand surroundings of Temple Newsam House.

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