Tuesday to Sunday: 10.00am-4.00pm Last Admission: 3.15pm Please note, we are cashless and only accept card payments. This allows us to spend more money on restoration and less money on administration!
House & Gardens
Tuesday to Sunday, 10.00am-4.00pm
Explore the State Rooms & Gardens at your own pace.Read more
Tuesday to Sunday, 10.00am-4.00pm
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Access for All
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Yes, Wentworth Woodhouse is open all-year round (excluding Christmas Day), along with our Gardens, Gift shop and Butler’s Pantry Café.
Please note that we may have to temporarily close for weddings or other private events so please do check our website ahead of your visit.
- November to March – Tuesday to Sunday, 10.00am-4.00pm (last admission is 45 minutes before closing).
- April to October – Tuesday to Sunday, 10.00am-5.00pm (last admission 45 minutes before closing).
The House is a short journey from Junction 35 of the M1. For sat nav users, please use postcode S62 7TQ. What3words: ///botanists.linked.synthetic.
The entrance to Wentworth Woodhouse is accessed off Cortworth Lane, directly opposite the end of Clayfield Lane.
Directions by car:
From M1 Northbound – Exit at Junction 35, at the roundabout take the first exit on to the A630 towards Chapeltown. At the roundabout in Chapeltown, take the third exit onto the A6135 Station Road/White Lane. Carry on along the A1635 until there is a right turn for Harley and Wentworth (B6090). Turn right onto B6090, travelling through Harley up into Wentworth village. Continue along Main Street, the drive entrance is on the right after passing Home Farm.
From M1 Southbound – Exit at Junction 36, at the roundabout follow the signs for A6135 Chapeltown. Follow the A6135 Olympus Way/Sheffield Road. Follow the sign for Harley and Wentworth (B6090), a left turn off Sheffield Road. Travel through Harley up into Wentworth Village, continue along Main Street, the drive entrance is on the right after passing Home Farm.
From A6195 Dearne Valley Parkway – When nearing the Birdwell M1 J36 roundabout, follow the sign for the A6135 towards Chapeltown. Travel along Olympus Way/Sheffield Road (A6135). Follow the sign for Harley and Wentworth (B6090), a left turn off Sheffield Road. Travel through Harley up into Wentworth Village. Continue along Main Street, the drive entrance is on the right after passing Home Farm.
From Rotherham – Follow the B6089 (Greasborough Road) out of Rotherham. Continue along the B6089 to Greasborough. The small roundabout take the second exit to continue along the B6089 (The Whins). When you reach Nether Haugh, take a left turn on to Cortworth Lane (B6090). Continue towards Wentworth Village. As you pass Wentworth Arts & Crafts Emporium, the entrance to Wentworth Woodhouse drive is on the left.
The new Wentworth number 7 bus, runs every hour Monday to Saturday from Barnsley Interchange and Rotherham Interchange. View the full timetable here.
There are regular bus services to the village of Wentworth and train stations at Sheffield, Rotherham, Barnsley and Doncaster, all with linking bus services (some may require a change to get to the village).
Once in the village the walk to the house is around a quarter of a mile. Visit Travel South Yorkshire to plan your journey.
We have complimentary parking for all our visitors, please follow the signs as you drive through the park. We also have accessible parking; again, please follow the directional signs.
We welcome RVs and caravans to park during the day; however, we do not allow overnight parking.
Please note, we do not have any electric car charging points.
Visit our Butler’s Pantry Café and Gift Shop as a member of the public (free of charge) or you can purchase a ticket for one of our Guided Tours or House & Gardens General Admission. There is also a Gardens Only ticket option if you would just like to explore the great outdoors or have a dog with you.
If you’re hungry, please visit the Butler’s Pantry Café (Tuesday to Sunday, 10.00am-4.00pm). Our breakfast menu is served until 11.00am with hot food served until 3.00pm. Last orders for hot drinks and cakes is 30 minutes before closing time. For more details, click here.
Guided Tours are led by one of our experienced Tour Guides. They will tell you the story of Wentworth Woodhouse while accompanying you around different routes of the Mansion and answer any questions you may have.
House & Gardens General Admission is a self-led route throughout the State Rooms and Gardens.
Please note, all tickets for Guided Tours include House & Gardens General Admission, there is no need to purchase this experience separately if you’re booked to go on a Guided Tour.
For further information on all our Guided Tours, click here.
We run one of each tour per day and we recommend booking in advance.
Wentworth Tour – £17.50 per adult – Ideal for those who have not visited Wentworth Woodhouse before, rooms include: the Marble Saloon, Whistlejacket and the Painted Drawing Room. Duration: approximately 70 minutes.
Black Diamonds Tour – £25.00 per adult - To accompany the book Black Diamonds by Catherine Bailey, details the rise and fall of an English Dynasty whilst visiting rooms occupied by the Fitzwilliam family. Duration: approximately 90 minutes.
Dogs are welcome to visit Wentworth Woodhouse; they can go in the Gardens, the Shoot Room of the Butler’s Pantry Café and the ground floor of the Mansion (except the Ship Room and Painted Drawing Room).
Dogs are not permitted on the House General Admission route. Assistance Dogs, such as Guide Dogs and Service Dogs, are allowed on the House General Admission route, but we still request sitting in the Shoot Room of the Butler’s Pantry Café.
We do not advise that you leave your dog in your car.
Photography is allowed at Wentworth Woodhouse if it is for personal use. However, tripods, lighting equipment and selfie sticks are not permitted in the House and Gardens.
Flash photography may be restricted in the House and drones are not permitted anywhere on the estate.
Professional photography is not permitted, and photographs taken within the House & Gardens cannot be sold or used for any commercial or promotional purpose.
Photography and videography of children and young people is prohibited without the consent of the accompanying adult(s). This includes, but is not limited to, school groups and/or those attending family events.
Please note wedding photography is reserved for those couples getting married at Wentworth Woodhouse. Visitors dressed in wedding attire will not be given access to the House & Gardens. To preserve the exclusivity for couples who choose to get married at Wentworth Woodhouse, professional portrait and engagement photography is not permitted.
If you wish to hold a profession photoshoot at Wentworth Woodhouse (Engagement, Wedding, portrait etc.) please contact the Events Team on: email@example.com.
We reserve the right to ask visitors taking part in wedding, engagement, portrait or commercial photography to leave the estate.
Please note that in the interest of visitor safety, we do not allow the launching or landing of drones within the Wentworth Woodhouse land; this includes within the Mansion (including over the roof), in the Gardens to the back of the Mansion and the land to the front of the Mansion.
If permission is granted, this must be done in advance and in writing.
For further information, please see the Drone Code produced by the Civil Aviation Authority for a practical a guide on how to fly your drone safely and in full compliance with the law.
For further information, please see our Drone Usage Policy.
You are welcome to bring a picnic into the Gardens. We ask that only food purchased from the Butler’s Pantry Café is eaten within this area.
Barbecues and fires are not permitted at Wentworth Woodhouse.
Tickets & Discounts
Booking in advance is not mandatory, however if you want to go on one of our Guided Tours, we strongly recommend that you book your tickets in advance to avoid disappointment.
We have a busy event program throughout the year. Tickets for all events, whether in-house or third parties are to be booked in advance.
If you are wanting to explore the House & Gardens on general admission, these tickets can be purchased on arrival from Front of House. However, we recommend booking your admission at peak times (Bank Holidays or during school holidays).
Yes, you can Gift Aid your admission to Wentworth Woodhouse. The House & Gardens are owned by Wentworth Woodhouse Preservation Trust, an independent building preservation trust who took over ownership of the Mansion, Stables, Gardens and Camellia House in 2017. All ticket income goes directly to the upkeep, preservation and improvement of the site for the long-term benefit of visitors.
- You pay 10% above the entry price*, however Wentworth Woodhouse Preservation Trust will receive an extra 25% from the government.
To Gift Aid on your admission, you must be a UK Income Taxpayer to do so – the government will give us an extra 25% on top of your kind donation, in lieu of the tax you have paid. It is a rare opportunity to decide how your tax is spent, and all the money goes directly to the work of Wentworth Woodhouse Preservation Trust.
- Wentworth Woodhouse Preservation Trust is a registered charity, Charity No. 1155374.
If you’re running late, please let us know as soon as you can; either by calling 01226 743639 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please give us as much information as you can about your booking, so we can track it down. If your booking is for House & Gardens (or Gardens Only) admission, we can move your booking to a time slot later in the day.
Our Guided Tours follow a strict time schedule. If you are booked to go on one of these Tours, please contact us as soon as you can. We cannot stop the Tour until you arrive, but we can unite you with the Tour group when you get here.
We offer free admission to carers who are visiting with the person(s) they care for. Accompanying Carer tickets can be booked on arrival or in advance via our website.
If you need any advice on accessibility, please contact the Bookings Team on 01226 749639 (daily, 9.00am-5.00pm) or see the Access for All section on our website.
Although Wentworth Woodhouse is not owned by the National Trust, members are entitled to a 25% discount on tickets for House & Gardens General Admission, Garden admission and tickets for our Guided Tours.
Tickets for National Trust members are available to buy on our website in advance and from our Front of House Team. Please bring you National Trust membership cards with you on the day of your visit.
You must present your membership card(s) at point of entry to Wentworth Woodhouse to validate your discount. We are unable to reimburse for forgotten membership cards after you have purchased your tickets.
For further details, please see the National Trust Membership Handbook.
Please note the discount does not apply to members of the National Trust for Scotland.
Although we work closely alongside Historic England, Wentworth Woodhouse is not part of English Heritage, so standard admission charges apply.
We are part of Historic Houses Association; members are entitled to free House & Gardens General Admission. Please bring your membership card(s) with you as we need to make a note of your memberships number(s).
We are delighted to announce Wentworth Woodhouse is now a RHS Partner Garden for 2023. This gives free access to the Gardens during opening hours. Please note, if your RHS is a Joint Adult membership, one of you will come into the Gardens for free.
Please note, there is no discount for RHS members on House & Gardens General Admission tickets.
For more details, please visit the RHS website here.
We are unable to reimburse for forgotten membership cards after you have purchased your tickets.
We have accessible parking available for all our guests, and there is an accessible ramp into the Mansion. All of the ground floor is accessible, including access to the Butler’s Pantry Café, Gift Shop and an accessible toilet.
The gardens are fully accessible too. We advise that you stick to the paths, but you’ll still see plenty of the gardens. Please ask the team at Front of House for information about accessing the Gardens.
There are 2 mobility scooters available to hire whist you are at Wentworth Woodhouse; these cannot be booked in advance, please ask the Front of House Team for availability. Please note that wheelchairs and mobility scooters are unable to go up to the Mansion’s first floor. We also have a wheelchair available to hire.
Due to the age and nature of Wentworth Woodhouse, we currently do not have lift to access to the first floor. The ground floor and Gardens are fully accessible and there is an accessible toilet.
We have Blue Badge parking, and we welcome anyone who needs to park closer to the Mansion to do so.
You can take handbags and rucksacks around the House & Gardens, although we ask you to always keep these with you. Bags cannot be left with any members of staff or volunteers, including Front of House staff.
You can bring your own wheelchair or mobility scooter to Wentworth Woodhouse.
Pushchairs are also welcome throughout the ground floor of the Mansion and the gardens. Pushchairs are not permitted on the first floor. We recommend that babies and small children are carried.
We have 2 hearing loops available. Please ask a member of the Front of House Team for details.
Afternoon tea is served weekly, Friday, Saturday and Sunday, with sittings every 15 minutes between 11.30am-2.30pm. Afternoon Tea is priced at £25.95 per adult (15+), you can add a glass of prosecco for £7.00 or English Sparkling Wine for £10.00.
We a variety of menus throughout the year which can be viewed on each of the event listings on our website. These are usually themed around the seasons, but also include special additions for Mother’s Day and our popular Festive Afternoon Tea.
If you have any dietary requirements, including gluten free, please specify at the point of booking. We can cater for a variety of allergies and special diets, however, there may be slight variations in the menu to accommodate this. As food allergens are present in our kitchen, we cannot guarantee any menu items, will be completely free from a particular allergen.
The Long Gallery is one of the first floor State Rooms in the Mansion with views overlooking the gardens. Due to the age and nature of Wentworth Woodhouse, we currently do not have lift access to the first floor. The ground floor and gardens are fully accessible and there is an accessible toilet.
- A large car park on-site, simply follow the drive past the large Stable Block and the House will appear on your right. There is a large car park on hard standing near the wooded area.
- Disabled parking for blue badge holders is located in marked bays in the main car park.
- A regular accessible buggy service is in operation when the house is open to transport those with access needs to the House entrance.
- Toilets in the main house and throughout the garden.
- Baby Changing facilities located in main house.
- Picnic benches and spots in the main gardens.
If you have any queries ahead of visiting, please don’t hesitate to contact us.
Wentworth Woodhouse Preservation Trust does not permit the use of drones in the House itself and/or Gardens.Read more