Friday, 4 March 2011

Temple Newsam House

Yesterday afternoon, Sue Davies and I moved on to visit Temple Newsam House...

Temple Newsam House is one of the great country houses of England set within grand and beautiful parkland with one of the largest working rare breeds farms in Europe.

Visitors can:
  • Explore one of the greatest country houses in England and view the stunning collections
  • See a variety of rare breed animals in the Rare Breed Farm
  • Explore the beautiful gardens and expansive park land
  • Walk in the woods and discover the folly
  • Visit the shop and eat in the cafĂ©!
Famous as the birth place of Lord Darnley, notorious husband of Mary Queen of Scots, Temple Newsam House is a truly impressive Tudor-Jacobean mansion.  Described as one of the best in Britain and beautifully restored to its former glory, it is now home to one of the most important collections of decorative arts in Britain.  We met Shelley Dring, Learning and Access Officer at the house, and Camilla Nichol, Head of Collections for the Museums Service in Leeds. Shelley's enthusiasm and commitment was simply inspiring as she talked about the house and her work. Camilla's knowledgeable and intelligent approach to her wonderful collections was also deeply refreshing.

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