image for Festival item typeOpen Books and Creative Crafts at National Trust Nostell

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Literary Festival, Sun 2 Oct 2016


Open Books and Creative Crafts

Open Books and Creative Crafts




Doncaster Road,

Events at this Venue

date event
Thu 15 Sep - Thu 5 Jan Crafternoon Club
Tue 27 Sep Cycle Ride
Tue 13 Sep - Tue 6 Mar Nordic Walking Group
Wed 28 Sep Meet the Gardener
Sat 1 Oct Parkrun
Sun 2 Oct Open Books and Creative Crafts


Nostell is home to one of Yorkshire’s key historic libraries, with thousands of tomes spread between the Library and Billiard Room.

Join Nostell for a day of activities inspired by the collection from peeking between the bindings of some of the literary treasures to creative workshops for adults and children.

Back by popular demand, drop into their open book event 1pm-5pm to take a peek inside rare historic gems including a handwritten recipe book by Nostell’s cooks, gruesome medical books and the gorgeously illustrated Gould’s Book of Birds.

If you’re looking to try a new skill, book on to their printing workshop with expert Mitch Robinson, create your very own bookplate to take home, inspired by those in the Nostell book collection, 10am-4pm, tickets £35, booking essential.

Families can snuggle up for songs and stories in the Servant’s Hall at 12.15pm and then have a go at crafting your own creation with a chilldren’s bookbinding activity, 1-3pm.

This event is part of the Wakefield Lit Fest 2016.

Baby changing facilitiesCoach parties acceptedDisabled accessDisabled toiletsFacilities for groupsFacilities for educational visitsGift shopNational Trust PropertyOn-site cateringOn-site light refreshmentsPicnic sitePublic toiletsWheelchairs availableAccepts groups

Event details

Dates Times
Sun 2 Oct 2016 15:00 to 17:00


Various, please visit for for full details.



See location of National Trust Nostell on Google mapsSee location on Google maps

Map reference: SE 407171  Lat: 53.64883 Long: -1.38574

By Road:
On the A638
5 miles south east of Wakefield towards Doncaster.
Sat Nav postcode: WF4 1QA

Parking charges:
£3.00 for all day parking

By Public Transport:
Nearest train station: Wakefield Westgate Railway
Nearest bus station: Wakefield Bus Station
Bus Route: 485, 496, 498 from Wakefield Bus Station


  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • National Trust PropertyNational Trust Property
  • On-site cateringOn-site catering
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Picnic sitePicnic site
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Wheelchairs availableWheelchairs available
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups