About the house
The house has over 30 rooms to explore*, from the magnificent Painted Hall, regal State Rooms, newly 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, or dress up in one of our period costumes.
Chatsworth has one of Europe's most significant art collections. The diverse collection has grown with each generation to live here, and the Devonshire Collection encompasses Old Masters, contemporary ceramics, artefacts from Ancient Egypt, modern sculpture and computer portraits to name but a few. The Old Master Drawings Cabinet opened in 2012 to showcase selections from over 3000 pieces within the collection, many of which have not been publicly displayed within living memory. Find out more about Chatsworth and the Devonshire Collection.
We hold events in and around the house all year, and some highlights include the annual International Horse Trials, Country fair, exhibitions in the New Gallery and Christmas at Chatsworth, when the lower floors of the house are festively decorated while conservation work is undertaken on the upper floor. Find out more about events and exhibitions at Chatsworth.
*Please note that each year during the Christmas season, select rooms on the upper floor of the house are closed for annual conservation.