Discover the house
Lots to explore in every room
01 Daily activities
Not sure what you can do when you're here? See the daily activities in the house.
02 Christmas at Chatsworth
Get into the festive spirit with us when you visit from 11 November - the house will be dressed for Christmas.
03 The Masterplan
Chatsworth is undergoing a major project of essential restoration and development.
04 Friends of Chatsworth
Become a friend and enjoy membership of Chatsworth all year long.
05 Where ancient meets modern
Chatsworth is renowned for its blend of antiquities and contemporary art.
The main visitor route through the house is fully accessible for visitors using wheelchairs, via a lift and access arrangements.
About the house
Chatsworth House is renowned for the quality of its art, landscape and hospitality, and it has evolved through the centuries to reflect the tastes, passions and interests of succeeding generations.
Today, Chatsworth contains works of art that span 4,000 years, from ancient Roman and Egyptian sculpture, and masterpieces by Rembrandt, Reynolds and Veronese, to work by outstanding modern artists, including Lucian Freud, Edmund de Waal and David Nash.
There are over 30 rooms to explore*, from the magnificent Painted Hall, regal State Rooms, restored Sketch Galleries and beautiful Sculpture Gallery. In the guest bedrooms, meet an Edwardian lady's maid who will reveal the secrets of her mistress's suitcase of clothes.
Chatsworth is undergoing a major project of essential restoration. Please be aware that phase four of the Masterplan will include scaffolding on the east and north façades of the house. The Masterplan is made possible in part by visitor admission revenue and our Friends of Chatsworth programme through the Chatsworth House Trust.
*Select rooms on the upper floor of the house will be closed for annual conservation during the Christmas season.
Our younger visitors
We welcome children of all ages. However, please note that we do not allow prams, pushchairs and rucksack style baby carriers in the house. We do have a limited supply of alternative baby-carrying equipment. Please call 01246 565 430 in advance of your visit to book baby-carrying equipment or for more information.
Admire the house
Oh Dickens! It's Christmas
Scenes inspired by Dickens' classics are sure to capture the imaginations of all ages when you visit us this Christmas.Read More
Christmas twilight evenings
Get into the festive mood with our magical twilight evenings. Warmed by a delicious mince pie and a glass of wine, enjoy live music from traditional bell ringers and a strings trio as you explore the house dressed for Christmas.Read More