The set ‘Acts of the Apostles’ designed by Raphael in 1516 and woven around 1630 hadn’t been touched since the 6th Duke positioned them in the State Drawing Room in the 1830’s. Three of the tapestries have now returned from conservation. Learn about the role and methods of textiles conservation and how we protect these important English pieces for future generations.
£35 per person | 10am
On this half day experience, enjoy a guided tour of the most special textiles on display in the house with visits behind-the-scenes to our textile archives and conservation room*. This is a real must for anybody who is interested in how we care for historic cloth and is keen to see our vast archive not on public display.
The day includes refreshments and the afternoon free for you to explore the house and garden at your leisure. Entry to the house and garden is included with your ticket. This is a fantastic opportunity to enjoy an exclusive tour of the house before it is open for the day to visitors.
*Please be aware that the route to the textile archives and conservation rooms includes stairs and has no lift access.
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.