Below are two higher education tour options. Please get in touch with us to discuss your requirements and we will either work with you to tailor relevant content for your group or we’ll put you in touch with our expert colleagues to advise you.

House tour

Our expert guides will discuss the people and the objects that have shaped Chatsworth's 500-year history. Students can explore key elements of the house, from ancient artefacts to modern art, and compare and contrast these objects with the modules they are studying. Tours can be tailored to incorporate your chosen topic – just let us know when you book.

Arts engagement - portraits and identity

To celebrate the 2020 Life Stories exhibition at Chatsworth, students will develop historic, contextual and observational skills and specialist vocabulary as a tool for looking at portraiture and identity. This session will focus on the context of portraiture in art and explore the relevance of media and technique to compose their own responses. 

Students will discuss the notion of self-identity and experiment with a range of drawing media and photo montage techniques, to create representations of themselves through visual and critical language. The session will conclude with an evaluative group discussion reflecting on their learning and the creative process.

Garden tour

Students will walk the grounds with expert garden guide and uncover some of the garden's hidden stories and secrets. Specialist tours, focusing on areas such as the glasshouses, garden history and water features can also be arranged on request.

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