Chatsworth House is approached through 400 hectares of parkland in the heart of Derbyshire’s Peak District National Park. Thousands of visitors enjoy one of England’s finest stately homes annually.
Chatsworth consists of over 300 rooms, 17 staircases and 459 windows. The invaluable arts artefacts and objects are cared for by curators, archivists, textile conservators and a photo librarian. The gardens too require a high level of maintenance by gardeners, foresters, gamekeepers, stockmen, farmers, shepherds, river-keepers, brewers and land-agents. At the centre of this enterprise and hive of activity are the present Duke and Duchess, working towards their plans for restoring, preserving and enhancing Chatsworth.
The arts collection is the focus of the Imagine Armchair Art Gallery Grand Tour in partnership with Chatsworth House. Within several films that are being made with the Duke and Duchess of Devonshire, a selection of their favourite and most inspiring pieces of art works will be revealed to older people in care.
Photos courtesy of Chatsworth House