VISITORS to a local stately home will be taken back in time to the 1600s as part of a new story telling experience.

The 'If Walls Could' talk experience centres around a Royal visit to Wentworth Woodhouse as told through the eyes of the servants at the house.

The servants gossip as they work and the children of the First Earl of Strafford also recall the visit.

The stories have been recreated in historical detail due to painstaking work by the house's research team.

The scenes will be projected onto the walls in the state dining room and onto gauze backdrops in other rooms and corridors.

Visitor operations manager Jennifer Booth said: “Children love to explore our big, empty rooms and corridors but many leave without knowing much of our history.

“I set out to create a way of telling one of the mansion’s stories in a way that would surprise and delight families.

“Projection technology was the way for us to do it and it makes fabulous use of our stunning and spacious interiors.”

The experience will open on Saturday and will be shown from Wednesday to Sunday thereafter.