Used to welcome and impress guests, this was the largest and grandest room built by the 1st Duke.
This is the least changed room at Chatsworth, the 1st Duke employed the best artists to realise his designs.
State Drawing Room
The second room of the State Apartment, a suite of rooms intended to host a king.
One of the most private rooms in the State Apartment, this room was more lavishly decorated than all the others.
North Sketch Gallery
The North Sketch Gallery, created in 2009, showcases contemporary art and ceramics.
Oak Stairs/Leicester Landing
The stairs were created when the 6th Duke added the North Wing. They connected the old part of the house to the new.
Great Dining Room
Built as part of the 6th Duke’s renovation, this room is still used for formal dinners.
Built by the 6th Duke, the gallery contains one of the foremost early 19th century contemporary collections of sculpture.
Download our house guide in advance of your visit. Please be aware that to enable social distancing, some of the written information has been removed from the house. However this guide is available and our friendly and knowledgeable guides in each room would love to chat with you.
The house has been passed down through 16 generations of the Cavendish family. Learn about the Cavendish family history.
At Chatsworth, we care for one of the largest and most significant private collections in Britain with works spanning 4,000 years. Learn about the the Devonshire Collections.