This year will see Chatsworth House and Garden in Derbyshire presented in its full glory following the culmination of a ten year long restoration project, with a new exhibition to mark the occasion.
The £32.7 million programme of restoration and conservation began in 2005 and is one of the largest projects undertaken at Chatsworth since 1828.
A special exhibition will reveal how the work has taken place and celebrate the skills of the craftspeople who have played their part to ensure Chatsworth is preserved for many more hundreds of years.
Past, present and future
Chatsworth Renewed: The House Past, Present and Future will run from 24th March until 21st October and celebrate the house through the ages.
From rebuilding the Belvedere turrets to replacing vast tracts of lead on the roof, and from carving the tiniest details in stone to replacing huge blocks in the walls; over the last decade Chatsworth has seen a ‘monumental effort by teams of skilled men and women’.
Groups will be able to discover hidden stories and forgotten features as revealed through the insights of the skilled people involved throughout the years. Explore conservation in action and understand how much care and effort has gone into the work, and look forward to the future to explore what’s in store for the next 100 years.
More in 2018
Further key dates for your group travel diary for the 2018 season include the Chatsworth Season Opening on 24th March, an Easter Eggstravaganza running from 24th March until 8th April, and the second RHS Chatsworth Flower Show, running from 6th to 10th June.
The Chatsworth Country Fair, plus Halloween, Bonfire Night and the Christmas season are also highlights to look forward to during a group visit to Chatsworth this year. Group rates and package are available for parties of 15 or more at many of these events.
For more information and to make a booking, visit www.chatsworth.org.