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Lotherton Hall

Enjoy a fantastic day out at Lotherton, a beautiful Edwardian country hall and estate set on the outskirts of Leeds.
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Group 6 Opening hours
  • Mon: 10:00 - 17:00
  • Tues: 10:00 - 17:00
  • Wed: 10:00 - 17:00
  • Thurs: 10:00 - 17:00
  • Fri: 10:00 - 17:00
  • Sat: 10:00 - 17:00
  • Sun: 10:00 - 17:00

Discover the stories of our delightful Edwardian country hall, once owned by the Gascoigne family. Home to a treasure trove of fine and decorative arts, visitors can explore over 20 historic rooms and their interiors.

Children can explore the special curiosity cabinets throughout the hall, play on the Gascoignes Abroad interactive and step back in time in our Edwardian dressing up room.

Take a walk on the wild side at Lotherton’s Wildlife World and journey through the continents as you discover wildlife native to the countries the Gascoigne family visited.

Until 26 October 2018, visitors can see two exhibitions in the hall; Himalayan Fashion and the community-led display, Mining Memories.

Lotherton houses an expansive collection of artefacts, furniture and artworks in a traditional Edwardian country hall. See what life was like in Edwardian times, visit the historic stables and marvel at the carriage displays.

Lotherton provides plenty of entertainment indoors and out, including our hay bale maze, traditional playground and woodland play area, complete with zip-wires. The beautiful gardens surrounding the hall are perfect for a pleasant stroll, visitors can take part in self-led trails or follow the path to find the Deer Hide to watch the estate’s red deer grazing.

On display until 26 October 2018, we present Himalayan Fashion, an exhibition which weaves historic pieces with contemporary designs illustrating the importance of textiles in Himalayan culture. Discover sumptuous silk brocades, geometric dhaka cotton weaves, fine Kashmir wool shawls and whole rainbows of printed prayer flags.

The community-led Mining Memories display explores the relationship that coal mining established between the Gascoigne family and the local villages surrounding the estate. Exploring the hardships of working life down the pit through stories of love, loyalty and friendship, the display shows the importance of kinship within the community.

Lotherton Wildlife World tells the story of our natural heritage, while drawing on the travels of previous owners of the estate, the Gascoignes. Come and get to know our animals, how they live and what we can do to protect their future.
Lotherton has a jam-packed events and activities calendar throughout the year, perfect for a family day out.

Did you know
Colonel Gascoigne loved South Africa and named many of the bedrooms at Lotherton after the places he visited including the Transvaal, Rhodesia and Cape bedroom.