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Life Stories Exhibition

Type:Art Exhibition

Chatsworth House
Chatsworth
Bakewell
Derbyshire
DE45 1PP
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Exhibition

About

In 2021 join us as we share stories about the fascinating lives of people associated with Chatsworth through the placement of nine paired portraits and objects. Focusing on the traces of lives in the house, the exhibition presents objects in new ways, demonstrating how past figures continue to resonate in our lives today.

Characters such as Bess of Hardwick with her necklace of 1000 pearls, the artists Angela Conner and Elisabeth Frink, and historic family figures such as Christian Bruce, wife of the 2nd Earl of Devonshire, and the 5th Duke of Devonshire, are paired with objects that tell us unfamiliar stories about their lives. The exhibition in the house will be complemented by further online activity, which will be programmed throughout the summer.

We invite you to join us in thinking and looking at portraits, people, and the objects that they lived with, and which accompany us all into the present.

Guide Prices

Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
Adult Ticket£24.00 per adult
Child Ticket£12.50 per child
Family Tickets (2 Adults, 3 Children)£61.00 per family

Note: Prices are a guide only and may change on a daily basis.

Facilities

Accessibility

  • Disabled access
  • Disabled toilets
  • Facilities for hearing impaired
  • Facilities for visually impaired

Booking & Payment Details

  • Credit cards accepted (with charge)

Children

  • Children welcome

Groups

  • Education/study area
  • Facilities for educational visits
  • Facilities for groups
  • Guided tours for groups

Parking

  • Parking with charge

Property Facilities

  • Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)
  • Gift shop
  • Guided tours for individuals
  • Public toilets

Target Markets

  • Coach parties accepted

Opening Times

Exhibition Opening Times (13 May 2021 - 3 Oct 2021)

* The house, garden, farmyard, car parks, shops and restaurants are open. All tickets must be booked online. For opening times please visit www.chatsworth.org/your-visit/opening-times/

Map & Directions

Road Directions

The house car park is conveniently located next to the house, garden, stables and farmyard.

From North/South Leave M1 at Junction 29 and take A617 to Chesterfield (approx 4 miles). At traffic light controlled roundabout select left lane and take 3rd exit. Keep in left lane and, at next roundabout, take 1st exit (continuous lane, signposted Chatsworth). At traffic lights, select middle lane and to straight on, keep in left land and at roundabout (Matalan), take 2nd exit (A619, signposted Chatsworth). 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 the House.

From East Follow A617 to junction with M1 and follow route from North/South

From West From Bakewell, take A6 (signposted Matlock) to village of Rowsley. Take 1st left after Peacock Inn (signposted Chatsworth). Follow road to traffic light controlled bridge. Continue on same road through Chatsworth Estate and take next right to the House.

Public Transport Directions

Nearest train station in Chesterfield 10 miles away.

Bus number 170 from Chesterfield town centre to Baslow followed by 1¼ mile walk.

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