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Exhibition, Sat 19 Mar 2016 - Tue 3 Jan 2017

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Home of the Duke and Duchess of Devonshire

Home of the Duke and Duchess of Devonshire

Contact

Enquiries

01246 565300

Address

Bakewell,
Derbyshire,
DE45 1PP

Events at this Venue

date event
Sat 19 Mar - Sun 23 Oct A Grand Tour of The Devonshire Collection
Sat 19 Mar - Tue 3 Jan Never a Bore: Deborah Devonshire and Her Set
Fri 23 - Sun 25 Sep The Chatsworth Festival Art Out Loud
Wed 28 Sep - Sun 2 Oct Camille
Wed 7 - Sun 11 Jun RHS Chatsworth Flower Show

Details

Never a Bore is a fascinating collection of rarely seen and intimate photographs of the late Dowager Duchess, Deborah Devonshire, and her glittering social circle, taken by her friend and well known portrait photographer Cecil Beaton. The exhibition takes its inspiration from one of Beaton's most famous remarks: "Perhaps the world's second-worst crime is boredom; the first is being a bore." This new exhibition presents around 65 photographs from The Cecil Beaton Studio Archive, on loan from Sotheby's, along with other rarely seen items from the Chatsworth archive. Combined with Cecil Beaton's insightful and witty commentary on many of his subjects, Never a Bore will recreate the essence of the Duchess's world and dazzling social set. On display in the New gallery, the exhibition is included in house admission.

Baby changing facilitiesCredit cards accepted (no fee)Disabled accessDisabled toiletsFacilities for groupsFacilities for educational visitsFrench signs/guidesGift shopOn-site cateringPicnic siteWheelchairs available

Children welcome

Better access for all for visitors to Chatsworth House itself: Chatsworth has always prided itself on the welcome we offer all visitors. Now we are able to offer full lift access to all floors of the historic building for the first time, ensuring that visitors using wheelchairs are able to share the same experience as other visitors, and see everything the house has to offer. The Chatsworth team are always ready to help you plan your visit; call us on 01246 565300 to ensure you have the access support you need

Event details

Dates Times
Sat 19 Mar 2016 - Tue 3 Jan 2017

Prices

Please see our website for admission prices

Location

Directions

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Map reference: SK 256691  Lat: 53.21887 Long: -1.61790

Chatsworth is 8 miles north of Matlock off the B6012. From M1 take A617 to Chesterfield. From Chesterfield follow signs for Chatsworth A619. Continue for 8 miles through the village of Baslow. Pass Cavendish Hotel on left, at roundabout, take 1st exit signed Chatsworth. Follow road for approx 1½ miles to Chatsworth Estate. Cross cattle grid and take next left to Chatsworth House.

Facilities

  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • French signs/guidesFrench signs/guides
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • On-site cateringOn-site catering
  • Picnic sitePicnic site
  • Wheelchairs availableWheelchairs available
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome

Better access for all for visitors to Chatsworth House itself: Chatsworth has always prided itself on the welcome we offer all visitors. Now we are able to offer full lift access to all floors of the historic building for the first time, ensuring that visitors using wheelchairs are able to share the same experience as other visitors, and see everything the house has to offer. The Chatsworth team are always ready to help you plan your visit; call us on 01246 565300 to ensure you have the access support you need

 
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