For five hundred years people have carefully manipulated nature's materials and managed the elements to create the house, garden and park. Hear from these skilled men and women as we highlight hidden corners of the house, peel back layers and share their stories past and present.
We invite you to get up close and personal with the fabric of the house and see things from a new angle.
Family fun activities
As part of the exhibition, we invite our visitors, young and old, to get hands-on.
On arrival pick up a fun trail highlighting some of the people involved in building, conserving and looking after Chatsworth. When you find an answer, our guides will reward you with a collector's card.
You can also build a monumental urn in the Inner Court, discover what's under the floor in the Chapel Corridor, explore old drawings and artefacts, grab a torch and pick out the details that most fascinate you and interact with fun photo opportunities.
Join in and share your visit #ChatsworthRenewed.
Liam Doyle, Decorator and Gilder
"I feel like we are part of it. I only came here for 3 months and I have been here since 2008. Also, its going to keep going, its going to outlive us. It feels good."
Kevin McHale, Stonemason
"Now that we’ve cleaned it all up it looks totally different to what it did on the day we started. It was completely black and now it’s watertight and all fully pointed. Hopefully it’s there now for the next 100 plus years, until someone has to come and do the next bit."
Terry Fields, Carpenter
"You have to be passionate about this kind of work. It’s not just a means to getting money. It’s more a feeling and knowing that you’ve done something and knowing that you’ve been there and your work is in there.…it's something to be proud of."
Wayne Hall, Lead Specialist
"When people come I want them to see our leadwork on the roofs, because that’s what makes Chatsworth for me. If they didn’t have a lead roof on, this place wouldn’t exist."
Chatsworth's little book
Explore more of Chatsworth - the house, garden, park, collection and people - after your visit with Chatsworth's little book, available at the Orangery and stables shops.
Looking for somewhere to stay?
We have a collection of hotels, inns, cottages and restaurants on and around the Chatsworth Estate that will make your visit that little bit more comfortable and special. Visit our chatsworthstays.co.uk website to find out more and to book online.