The Devonshire Collections and the house and gardens at Chatsworth have been built up by 16 generations of the Cavendish family, each adding their own acquisitions and designs according to personal taste and the fashions of the time. 

The Duke and Duchess of Devonshire will share with you reflections on what each of these generations might have regard as contemporary, the contribution of their parents to their personal tastes, their own new additions to the house and Collections, and plans for the future at Chatsworth.

Event details

£55 per person | 10.30am 

This talk includes refreshments in Flying Childers followed by the talk in the theatre* and lunch in the stables.

  • 10.30am - Refreshments in Flying Childers
  • 11am - Talk in the theatre
  • 12pm - Lunch in the stables

* Please note that access to the theatre includes a lot of stairs; there is a stair climber available for those with restricted mobility. Please contact the bookings team to reserve the lift in advance on 01246 565 430 or by emailing

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