Working in partnership at Wentworth Woodhouse

The front of Wentworth Woodhouse
Published : 09 Aug 2017

Wentworth Woodhouse Preservation Trust has announced plans to work in partnership with us at Wentworth Woodhouse, a historic Grade I listed house, just outside Rotherham.

Wentworth Woodhouse is an eighteenth century house, owned and managed by Wentworth Woodhouse Preservation Trust. It will become an attraction in Yorkshire thanks to a grant of £3.5million from the National Heritage Memorial Fund, and support from us.

Wentworth Woodhouse Preservation Trust bought the house, its outstanding collection of classical statues and the surrounding grounds of 83 acres, for a total of £7m in March 2017.

We will be working closely with Wentworth Woodhouse Preservation Trust on the practical aspects of opening and managing the house, to enable visitors to enjoy this historic attraction in South Yorkshire.

Our partnership at Wentworth Woodhouse includes financial support over three years and operational support over six years. We'll be advising on areas such as presentation, visitor services, opening hours, visitor experience, volunteer management and marketing. 

" We’re excited to invite people into this incredible property to enjoy the many exciting features. Support, advice and expertise from National Trust is invaluable and will ensure we are equipped to make Wentworth Woodhouse a fantastic experience for everyone. "
- Sarah McLeod, Wentworth Woodhouse Preservation Trust's Chief Executive

Harry Bowell, our Director in the North, said:
“The Wentworth Woodhouse Preservation Trust have saved an incredibly important house. We’re pleased to be able to work in partnership with their team to open the house and grounds to the public so that everyone can enjoy it.”