The Devonshire Hunting Tapestry display

Type:Exhibition

Chatsworth House, Chatsworth, Bakewell, Derbyshire, DE45 1PP
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Tapestry

About

We are delighted to welcome the Devonshire Hunting Tapestries back to Chatsworth. The 500 year-old tapestries, one of the largest pictorial representations of any kind from the medieval period and the only surviving 15th century hunting tapestries, depict scenes of fabulously dressed noble men and women who are engaged in hunting in imaginary landscapes.

The two tapestries on loan to Chatsworth show falconry and the hunting of swans and otters, all of which were very important to princely and noble life in medieval times. The dress, jewellery and interactions of the figures explore status, court etiquette, social lives and fashions of the time and intriguing details tell us very human stories.

The tapestries belonged to the Cavendish family for nearly 500 years and were surrendered to the Treasury in lieu of tax in 1957. They have been housed at the Victoria and Albert Museum (V&A) ever since. We have worked with the V&A to redisplay these huge, 11x4 metre, tapestries in the Sculpture Gallery for the whole of 2021.

The Devonshire Hunting Tapestries return to Chatsworth in partnership with the V&A. Included with the House & garden ticket.

 

Guide Prices

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

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

Facilities

Accessibility

  • Disabled Accessibility
  • Facilities for Hearing Impaired Visitors
  • Facilities for Visually Impaired Visitors
  • Guide Dogs Permitted
  • Toilets for Disabled Visitors

Children & Infants

  • Accept children all ages
  • Baby changing facilities

COVID-19 Response

  • COVID-19 measures in place

Establishment Features

  • Cater for groups
  • Dogs Accepted
  • Education/study area
  • Gift shop
  • Public toilets

Parking & Transport

  • Parking (charge)

Payment Methods

  • Credit cards accepted (with charge)

Tours and Demonstrations

  • Educational Visits Accepted
  • Guided Tours Available for Groups
  • Guided Tours Available for Individuals

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.

 

Opening Times

Opening Times (18 May 2021 - 9 Jan 2022)
DayTimes
Monday - Sunday10:00 - 17:00

* For full opening times, please visit: https://www.chatsworth.org/your-visit/opening-times/

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