Art and sculpture

New - Living Sculptures

Calling all budding designers.  To celebrate the first ever RHS Chatsworth Flower Show in 2017 we're experimenting with natural materials and the potential they hold to be transformed into works of art.  Our Living Sculpture session will work with a range of materials and explore some of the permanent sculpture collection and garden features at Chatsworth.

Exploring sculpture

Key Stage 1 - 4
Allow 1.5 hours

The garden at Chatsworth has a wealth of sculpture both old and new for you to discover. Our permanent collection has grown and developed since the 1st Duke’s time into a fantastic resource to illustrate a variety of techniques, materials and approaches that you are able to explore.

The present Duke and Duchess and the Chatsworth House Trust commission new sculptures to add to the collection and we have developed a series of worksheets to help you introduce some of these more modern artists and pieces to your group.

We have two sets of worksheets in our teacher's resources - one aimed at younger children and one containing more information and more challenging activities for older children and young people. The worksheets provide a mix of information about the artist and their pieces in the garden as well as some simple activities to undertake. Please also download a map so you can plan your activity and locate the pieces you choose.

You can either have a self-guided visit using our downloadable worksheets or book one of our friendly and knowledgeable guides to provide additional information and stimulus into your visit.

Beyond Limits

10 September - 30 October 2016

Key Stage 1 - Higher Education

Sotheby's Beyond Limits is now firmly established as one of the leading events in the artistic calendar. With both self-guided and guided options, we can help you and your group access the context, history and detail captured within each piece of contemporary sculpture.


Please do not hesitate to email us or call us on 01246 565300 to discuss your visit and enable it to meet your curriculum needs.