The Chatsworth House Trust

The Chatsworth House Trust was set up in 1981 by the Devonshire family. A registered charity, its principal purpose is the long-term preservation of the house, its art collection, garden, woodlands and park for the benefit of the public.

Chatsworth comprises a Grade I listed house and stables, a 105-acre garden, a Lancelot 'Capability' Brown landscaped park (1,822 acres) and one of Europe's most significant art collections - the Devonshire Collection.

All income from visitor admission, Friends of Chatsworth memberships, events, sponsorship grants and donations go directly to the charity to pay its operating costs, and also go to the essential conservation and restoration of the house, garden and park to ensure their preservation for future generations.

The Masterplan

Since 2007, the Trust has overseen the Masterplan, a wide-ranging and in-depth programme of work to ensure that the fabric of the house and its essential services are up to date and fit for purpose.

This ten-year project, due to be completed in 2017, has an anticipated final cost of £32.7 million.

This work and other essential projects can only happen thanks to the continuing support of our corporate partnerships, visitors and Friends of Chatsworth. 

Support the charity 

There are many ways you can support the Chatsworth House Trust – as an individual or an organisation – and you can explore these below.

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