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 Home Farm

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Explore life on a real working farm and meet extraordinary characters at Home Farm. Over 400 sheep, cattle, pigs, poultry and goats live at Temple Newsam so come and feed them, enjoy traditional crafts or take part in demonstrations such as butter making and blacksmithing!


Explore the cobbled yards to discover an interesting mixture of recreated workshops, exhibitions and rare breed livestock, all in the original buildings, including the historical Great Barn.


Many large estates had a 'home' farm that was centrally situated plus many more farms dotted around the estate boundary and Temple Newsam is no exception. The 'Home Farm' was more than just a farm, it was also the centre of the estate with regards to maintenance for the house and all of the estate.


The most imposing building is also the oldest – the Great Barn built in 1694. Many buildings were then added on, including the Cowbyre, Sawmill and Engine shed, along with the impressive Dovecote designed to house 1200 breeding pairs of birds. The more modern buildings were added in the 1920s by Leeds Council to accommodate the large herd of dairy cows and process the milk that they produced.


Come and explore the cobbled yards, including the timber yard which was originally self-contained, to discover an interesting mixture of recreated workshops, exhibitions and rare breeds of livestock, all housed in the original buildings.

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