Friends preview day

18 March 2016

11am - 7.30pm

Free with your Friends card*

We welcome all of our Friends of Chatsworth to join us for our annual Friends preview day. To enable as many Friends to come as possible, we will be keeping the House open into the evening, with the last entry at 7.00pm. To make the evening extra special we have invited Simply Strings to play in the Great Chamber (5.30pm - 7.30pm). Last entry to the garden and farmyard will be at 5pm and 4.30pm respectively.

This year as part of the Masterplan, we invite all Friends to make their mark on Chatsworth and sign a layer of insulation that will be part of the Great dining room roof.

Find out more details about the day below.

In the house

In the garden and farmyard

  • Enjoy the redesigned Trout stream
  • Glass house tours at 11.30am, 1pm and 2.30pm
  • Garden buggy tours throughout the day
  • Dray rides in the garden (times TBC)
  • Tractor rides from 11am - 4pm
  • Animal handling from 11am - 3pm


In the stables and farm shop

  • Specialist speakers in the Hartington room in the Stables at 11.15am, 12.15pm, 2pm and 3pm
  • Stables shop open late until 8pm
  • Carriage house restaurant serving hot food from 5pm - 7.30pm
  • Estate farm shop offering 5% discount to Friends from 9am - 6pm