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.
DISCOVER THE HISTORY
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.
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. Don’t forget to treat yourself at our Northern Block Ice Cream (local producer) kiosk.