Details of a masterplan to create a down-to-earth, community-focused stately home attraction at Wentworth Woodhouse have been unveiled.

The 500-page Masterplan, called “A New Life,” includes the aim to become a world-class visitor attraction with local heritage and culture exhibitions and a focus firmly on the restoration task – the biggest and most important in the UK.

Uniquely, visitors will be able take “hard hat and Hi Viz” tours to witness work taking place and talk to restoration teams.

Sarah McLeod, CEO of Wentworth Woodhouse Preservation Trust (WWPT), said: “We will restore a national asset and regenerate a community. As this once great house rises again, it will be an economic driver improving the lives of people in Rotherham.”

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