Discover inspiring art and craft at The Harley Gallery, an art and craft gallery in Welbeck, Worksop, Nottinghamshire.
The Gallery is on the A60 between Mansfield and Worksop. Only 10 minutes from the A1 and M1, it’s an easy journey from Sheffield, Nottingham or further afield.
The Portland Collection State Room Tour
Monday 11th August to Monday 22nd September 2014
Monday – Friday (excluding Bank Holidays), 10.15am and 2.30pm
See fine and decorative arts from the internationally renowned Portland Collection in its historic setting at Welbeck Abbey. This walking tour lasts approximately an hour and a half.
Tours will start at The Harley Gallery at 10.15am and 2.30pm, when you will be taken by bus through Welbeck Village, passing the 5th Duke of Portland’s Riding School.
You will disembark the bus at Welbeck Abbey, home of the Cavendish-Bentinck family who have lived at Welbeck since 1606. The walking tour will lead you through the State Rooms; the grand reception rooms used for entertaining which were remodelled in the Edwardian period by Winifred, Duchess of Portland. These rooms include the magnificent Gothic Hall and tapestry hung Red Drawing Room, and feature an array of fine and decorative arts from The Portland Collections.
You will also have the opportunity to see the Print Corridor, Titchfield Library and Chapel before taking the bus back to The Harley Gallery where the tour will end.
Welbeck Abbey is a member of the Historic Houses Association (HHA). The HHA is a not-for-profit organisation which represents hundreds of beautiful historic properties in Britain, which are still privately-owned family homes.
The HHA was established in 1973 to help owners conserve these wonderful places in the interests of the nation, and represents more properties open to the public than the National Trust and English Heritage put together. William Parente, owner of Welbeck, is Deputy President of the Association.
If you are a member of the HHA, please contact us on 01909 501 700 to book tickets for The Portland Collection State Room Tours.