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. Discover what's under the floor in the Chapel Corridor, appreciate the newly restored tapestries while settled on a cosy sheepskin fleece in the State Drawing Room, see rare plans and drawings, even grab a torch and pick out the details that most fascinate you.
In order to have continuity there must be change. As we look at the past, we invite you to imagine the future of Chatsworth. What will the next 100 years bring?
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.…its 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."
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.