The Chatsworth House Trust
The house, many of its contents and 737 hectares (1,822 acres) of the surrounding landscape are leased to a registered charity, the Chatsworth House Trust, established in 1981. The 12th Duke and Duchess pay rent to the charity to live at Chatsworth and work with the charity and others to welcome Chatsworth’s visitors.
Every penny of visitor admission goes directly to the Chatsworth House Trust, which is dedicated to the long-term preservation of Chatsworth House, the collections, garden, woodlands and park for the long-term benefit of visitors.
The Chatsworth House Trust annual review highlights the activities undertaken by the team to meet the charitable objectives of the trust. It also serves to illustrate the diverse and exceptional work the organisation undertakes and celebrates successes from the year.
As a charity, Chatsworth is deeply grateful for your support as all money raised goes towards restoration, conservation and maintenance.
Our shared future
10 goal for 10 years
History of Chatsworth
Discover the fascinating history of Chatsworth and the Cavendish family.
Learn more about the largest project undertaken at Chatsworth since 1828.
Celebrating our 40th anniversary
In 2021 we celebrated the 40th anniversary of the Chatsworth House Trust, the charity set up to look after the long term preservation of the house, garden, park and woodlands.
To mark this milestone we’d like to share with you a short film honouring our hard working team and volunteers who help Chatsworth House Trust achieve its charitable objectives and create a lasting legacy for our Friends, Patrons, sponsors and visitors.
During the Covid-19 pandemic our activities have been severely curtailed, but this has only served to heighten the ingenuity of colleagues who have reached out to local residents and community groups, delivering to food banks, preparing and donating ready meals simply illustrating the role that Chatsworth can play in bringing people together in times of need.
With 100% of admissions and events income going directly to pay the operating and running costs, we are reliant on the continued goodwill of our visitors and yourselves to maintain and share the jewel that is Chatsworth and the surrounding landscape.
If you are able to, please donate today and help us to protect Chatsworth for future generations.