Chatsworth House, Garden and Farmyard re-open on 28 March 2015.
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.
During 2015, Chatsworth has the following exhibitions taking place which are free with admission:
28 March – 30 April: Old Master Drawings Cabinet- Conflict in Art
A selection of Old Master Drawings from the Devonshire collection to complement ‘Chatsworth in wartime’,
28 March– 23 October: Make Yourself Comfortable at Chatsworth House
Outstanding contemporary seating by international designers offer the chance to take a seat, make yourself comfortable and experience Chatsworth in a new way
4 July – 20 September: The Grand Tour
Chatsworth has joined forces with Nottingham Contemporary, Derby Museums and the Harley Foundation, to create a contemporary ‘Grand Tour’ of Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire’s cultural history and landscape
14 September – 25 October: Sotheby’s Beyond Limits
Contemporary sculpture exhibition in the garden showcasing work from artists all over the world.
7th November to 3rd January 2015 (closed 24, 25, 26 December and 1 January):
Chatsworth’s renowned Christmas decorations are on display in the grand rooms on the two lower floors of the house. During the festive period there many events and activities including twilight evenings, floral workshops and wreath making demonstrations. There are lots of inspirational gift ideas and Christmas markets during this time. For more information visit their website.
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.
Visit their website for more details: www.chatsworth.org