Chatsworth is home to the Duke and Duchess of Devonshire, and has been passed down through 16 generations of the Cavendish family.
The house is renowned for the quality of its art, landscape and hospitality, and it has evolved through the centuries to reflect the tastes, passions and interests of succeeding generations. Today Chatsworth contains works of art that span 4000 years, from ancient Roman and Egyptian sculpture, and masterpieces by Rembrandt, Reynolds and Veronese, to work by outstanding modern artists, including Lucian Freud, Edmund de Waal and David Nash. Find out more about the history of Chatsworth and the Devonshire Collection.
There are over 30 rooms to explore*, from the magnificent Painted Hall, regal State Rooms, restored Sketch Galleries and beautiful Sculpture Gallery. In the Guest Bedrooms meet an Edwardian Lady's Maid who will be revealing the secrets of her mistress's suitcase of clothes. From 5 November 2016 - 3 January 2017 the house will be dressed for Christmas at Chatsworth.
Please note that the Library will be closed for filming until 2pm on 27 July and the Chapel will be closed for filming until 11am on the 1st August. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.
Chatsworth is undergoing a major project of essential restoration. Please be aware that phase four of the Masterplan will include scaffolding on the east and north façades of the house. The Masterplan is made possible in part by visitor admission revenue and our Friends of Chatsworth programme through the Chatsworth House Trust.
For our younger visitors
Please note that we cannot allow prams or pushchairs in the house. We do offer a limited supply of alternative baby carrying equipment (please call 01246 565430 in advance of your visit).
We are able to offer full access to the main visitor route in the house for visitors using wheelchairs, via a lift and access arrangements. Find out more about accessibility at Chatsworth.
*Select State rooms, Guest rooms and the Sketch galleries on the upper floor of the house will be closed for annual conservation during Christmas at Chatsworth.