Research and Contact
Find out how to gain access to the archives and collections

Print on Demand

Highlights from the collection reproducted in high quality print for your own home

See the print collection

Art and Archives

Art, Library and Archive Collections

Discover one family's eclectic tastes over 16 generations


Portrait of Lady Burlington by Michael Craig Martin

Contemporary Art at Chatsworth

The Cavendish family's collections have been changing and growing since the 1550s.

the New Gallery


We have an exciting year of exhibitions in 2014


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Learn more about the history of Chatsworth and the Devonshire family

Chatsworth is home to one of the most important private collections in Britain. From Elizabethan needlework to Enlightenment scientific instruments, Old Master drawings to 21st century art and sculpture, the Devonshire Collection is a record of one family's eclectic tastes and interests over four hundred years.

It is cared for by the Chatsworth House Trust and the Trustees of the Chatsworth Settlement. The collection continues to grow, reflecting the tradition of collecting by the Cavendish family. As many treasures as possible are displayed in the house, and we have an exciting programme of special displays and exhibitions throughout the year.

Through these pages you can explore highlights from the collection, and find out how we look after these archives, objects and works of art for future generations to enjoy.