“For the first time in its history, the house is now regularly open to the public. Countless visitors from all parts of the world have thus been able to share in the architectural and artistic riches; many more will do so in the future”.

Joseph Friedman, 2011
State Rooms

State Rooms

Eight State Rooms are open to the public for viewing on Sundays* Designed by John Vardy and James ‘Athenian’ Stuart, these rooms were amongst the first neo-classical interiors in Europe.

Vardy’s Palm Room, with its spectacular screen of gilded palm trees, is a unique Palladian set-piece, while the elegant mural decorations of Stuart’s Painted Room reflect the eighteenth-century passion for classical Greece and Rome.

To explore each of the state rooms online, please click on the links below:

Dining Room
Palm Room
Music Room
Lady Spencer’s Room
Great Room
Painted Room

When to visit

Opening hours

Open every Sunday (except during August) from 10.30am – 4.45pm (last tour).
Access is by guided tour, which lasts approximately 1 hour.

Full visitor information