Event details

Monday 31 October - Friday 4 November | 11am & 2pm

£26 per person, includes entry to the garden

These twice daily talks provide exclusive access to some of the most interesting and popular items in the Devonshire Collections, whilst the house is temporarily closed to visitors as it is dressed for Christmas.

In small groups of just 15 guests, our expert Curators will share the story behind each special piece, explaining its provenance and how it came to be in the Collections.  

The talks will last 1 hour and be staged in the Library. Guests will be invited to explore the garden at leisure after their session.

Daily Schedule - please note this may be subject to change

Monday 31 October
11am - Alice Martin, Head of the Devonshire Collections
2pm - Sasha Giles, Curator of Decorative Arts

Tuesday 1 November
11am - Alice Martin, Head of the Devonshire Collections and Charles Noble, Curator of Fine Art
2pm - Alice Martin, Head of the Devonshire Collections

Wednesday 2 November
11am - Alice Martin, Head of the Devonshire Collections and Susie Stokoe, Textiles Supervisor
2pm - Alice Martin, Head of the Devonshire Collections

Thursday 3 November
11am - Susie Stokoe, Textiles Supervisor and Charles Noble, Curator of Fine Art
2pm - Sash Giles, Curator of Decorative Arts

Friday 4 November
11am - Charles Noble, Curator of Fine Art and Louise Clarke, Assistant Archivist and Librarian
2pm - Charles Noble, Curator of Fine Art and Louise Clarke, Assistant Archivist and Librarian

Important Information

Please note that the event ticket does not include access to the normal visitor route through the house. You will be welcomed by a member of the Chatsworth team who will escort you through the house before and after the talk.

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 even more special. Visit the Devonshire Hotels & Restaurants website to find out more and to book online.

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