The Carriage House restaurant and Stables gift shops are currently open, although the house, garden, farmyard and adventure playground are closed until 16th March 2014.
Chatsworth is home to the Duke and Duchess of Devonshire, and has been passed down through 16 generations of the Cavendish family. The house has over 30 rooms to explore, from the magnificent Painted Hall, regal State Rooms, newly restored Sketch Galleries and beautiful Sculpture Gallery. Chatsworth has one of Europe’s most significant art collections and the Devonshire Collection encompasses Old Masters, contemporary ceramics, artefacts from Ancient Egypt, modern sculpture and computer portraits to name but a few.
In the 105 acre garden, 17th century formal waterworks and sculptures can be seen alongside Capability Brown’s lawns and Joseph Paxton’s rockeries, fountains and greenhouses and more than 5 miles of walks. Families enjoy the farmyard and the woodland adventure playground which thrills and delights children of all ages.
The 1,000 acre park and the Farm Shop and restaurant are open all year around.
Chatsworth’s renowned Christmas decorations are on display in the grand rooms on the two lower floors of the house from 8th November to 23rd December. Each year, a different theme offers a unique experience. There are also be inspirational gift ideas and Christmas markets during this time. For more information visit their website.
During 2014, Chatsworth has the following exhibitions taking place which are free with admission:
16 March – 29 June: Michael Craig-Martin at Chatsworth
A major display of contemporary sculpture in the garden with new works made specifically for this exhibition. In the house, Michael Craig-Martin brings his own approach to highlighting sculpture from the Devonshire collection, and selects visually arresting portraits for the Old Master Drawing Cabinet.
1 July – 7 November: Old Master Drawings Cabinet – Conflict in Art
A selection of Old Master Drawings from the Devonshire collection to complement the ‘Chatsworth in Wartime’ exhibition.
4 April – 23 December: Chatsworth in wartime
An exhibition to mark the centenary of the outbreak of the First World War and the 75th anniversary of the outbreak of the Second World War.
8 September – 26 October: Sotheby’s Beyond Limits
Contemporary sculpture exhibition in the garden.
Chatsworth is a 10-15 minute drive away from Baslow Hall or some residents may prefer to walk via Baslow Village and through the beautiful estate. Take advantage of one of our dinner, bed & breakfast rates throughout the year and visit this stunning House and Gardens.