12th May 2020
Unfortunately, due to the current situation with COVID19, this event has been postponed.
Come and explore the exciting reality of engineering in heritage regeneration at Wentworth Woodhouse - 'the UK's largest restoration project' (BBC, 2018). Meet some of the inspirational women working on the project and hear about the day to day activities their incredible jobs entail. Then have a private tour around the site and rooftops to gain a unique insight into the scale of this historic undertaking and the expertise involved, from the ladies leading it! Learn about some remarkable women engineers from the past with experts from the Women's Engineering Society Centenary Trail Project and the Electrifying Women Project then chat with the engineers involved in the £150 million restoration. This is a limited activity as the scaffolding is temporary so don't miss out on this awe inspiring opportunity!
This event is aimed at women interested or already involved in engineering, whether through work, study or as a hobby.
Practical things to know!
Please arrive at Wentworth Woodhouse at 8.45am for a 9am start. The event finishes at 12:15, with a light lunch provided until 1.
The event is free with a light lunch, tea and coffee provided. There is also a tearoom where you can buy sweet and savoury snacks.
Please wear sturdy, comfortable shoes for the tours (45 site tour and 45min roof tour). You can go up to the roof via the lift, or stairs if you're feeling fit, but it is high so is not recommended if you dislike heights. The roof tour is not suitable for prams / pushchairs.
There is free onsite car parking at Wentworth Woodhouse, blue badge holders can park on the grass at the left of the house. (Please see our website for more details on visiting us).
Please email email@example.com with your name and how many tickets you would like to secure a place.