Discover fascinating facts, historical detail, even anecdotes about the people who lived and worked there over the centuries. Find out so much more about the Mansion, gardens and Stable Block on one of our guided tours.

If these walls could talk: The Royal Visit

If walls could talk, what secrets would they tell? From August 7, the grand state rooms will be whispering memories from their past.

Our new fascinating sound and vision experience, will take families back in time to hear the inside story of King George V and Queen Mary’s visit in 1912. The King and Queen were guests of Earl Fitzwilliam. Their stay, which included a visit to Cadeby Colliery, scene of a mining disaster, made many a headline.

Now it is being told from a new perspective. Housemaids and manservants, and even the characters of an oil painting from the 1600s, will be coming to life to talk to visitors. Servants gossip as they work and the children of the 1st Earl of Strafford recall the visit they witnessed from their portrait by Van Dyck, which hung in the State Dining Room for centuries.

The pilot project uses the latest technology and has been made possible with the support of a £40,000 Respond and Reimagine Grant from Art Fund, the UK’s national charity for art.

If These Walls Could Talk begins on August 7 and can be seen by visitors on house and gardens admission tickets from Wednesday to Sunday and Tuesday to Sunday in the school holidays.


Wentworth Woodhouse is a Grade I listed stately home in South Yorkshire, with the longest façade of any country house in England. It stands in 87 acres of gardens and grounds and has extensive views over former parkland, including a deer park and lakes, which are vested in the Fitzwilliam Wentworth Amenity Trust.

Wentworth Woodhouse is one of the great houses of England and this is an exciting time in its long history.

Find out more about the Regeneration Work


  • Visitors can enjoy a variety of tours with our knowledgeable guides, or a self-guided experience around the state rooms.
  • Entry will be via timed tickets, purchased online, to ensure we can avoid queues and bottlenecks. Please book ahead to avoid disappointment.
  • We have a duty to ensure the safety of our staff, visitors and the local community in Wentworth.


We welcome parents and their little explorers to the house here at Wentworth Woodhouse. Don’t forget to pick up our family activity trial and discover hidden gems in our beautiful Gardens too.


Taste the best quality food and drink, prepared with locally sourced, seasonal ingredients. There are plenty of places to stop for a treat, including an indoor, ground-level Tea Room serving both hot and cold menus, as well as outdoor food trucks. We also have a wide selection of drinks including lattes and cappuccinos to enjoy with cakes and homemade scones.

For a more unique experience, you can book an Afternoon Tea, served in the Long Gallery and in our Garden Day Cabins, Meadow Pipit and Wood Lark.


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