Chatsworth, the seat of the Duke of Devonshire, has been home to the Cavendish family since 1549. It is a beautiful grade 1 listed English Baroque house in Derbyshire. The house is set in expansive parkland and contains an important collection of paintings, furniture, old master drawings, neoclassical sculptures, books and other artefacts.
Following our excellent study day on Chatsworth, and by popular demand, we will revisit the house.
After our coach journey, there will be time to wander round the grounds before a special treat of lunch in a private dining room. Lunch will be a 2 course hot meal with tea or coffee.
In the afternoon we will have a full tour of the house in small groups to learn more about the wonderful treasures to be found there.
Chatsworth has been selected several times as the nation’s favourite Country House.
Tickets will be on sale at the March 2022 meeting one hour before each lecture, and later meetings if tickets remain.
Weston Park in Shropshire is the former home of the Earls of Bradford. The opulent 17th century Mansion, housing some wonderful fine art, is set in 1,000 acres of Capability Brown landscaped grounds.
The Mansion contains tributes to the 3rd Earl’s love of horses. The Victorian library contains over 3,000 books and has unique Goblin tapestries, specially commissioned for the house. The stunning dining room houses one of the country’s most impressive collections of paintings including works by renowned artists such as Sir Anthony Van Dyck.
The visit will include travel by coach followed by coffee on arrival. The day will include 2 tours, a 2 course lunch, and free time to explore the house and grounds.
To end the day we will have a reviving cup of tea and cake before departing home.
Tickets will be on sale at the May 2022 meeting one hour before each lecture, and later meetings if tickets remain.
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