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Wed, 24 Apr

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Wentworth Woodhouse

Wentworth Woodhouse Visit

An opportunity to visit one of England’s greatest Georgian country houses and view the latest developments in its ambitious conservation and restoration programme.

Wentworth Woodhouse Visit
Wentworth Woodhouse Visit

Time & Location

24 Apr 2024, 10:30 – 15:30

Wentworth Woodhouse, Wentworth, Rotherham S62 7TQ, UK

About the Event

This is an opportunity to visit one of England’s greatest Georgian country houses, rebuilt by the 2nd Marquess of Rockingham in the mid-18th century, to view the latest developments in its ambitious conservation and restoration programme. We will begin with a guided tour of the State Rooms on the main floor. Lunch will be followed by a look at the newly restored Camellia House in the company of Dorian Proudfoot, lead conservation architect for the Wentworth Woodhouse Restoration Project. Originally built in 1738 as an Orangery and Tea Room, the building was later converted to house camellias and other rare plants from China and Japan. After complete restoration from dereliction it is now back in use as a tea room and events venue. Dorian will then take us to the magnificent stable block, originally built in 1782 to house 84 horses and more than 30 staff, together with a riding school, carriage house, and saddlery. The stables and courtyard are being transformed in a £5 million regeneration plan to accommodate a visitors’ centre, kitchen, café, and events venue.

Places on this day are limited to 25 persons. The cost includes tea/coffee and biscuits on arrival, lunch, and the tours of State Rooms, Camellia House and Stables.

YGS members and Friends of York Art Gallery: £43

Non-members: £48

Ticket sales will close on Wednesday 10th April. 

Further details, including a full timetable and directions, will be sent out to attendees nearer the date. Please note that those attending will need to arrange their own transport to and from the venue.

Image credit: Wentworth Woodhouse Preservation Trust

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