The Drawing Room

This room would have been used by the family for entertaining visitors. Before dinner – the main meal of the day – the diners gathered in the drawing room before entering the dining room at about 5pm. At the end of dinner the ladies left the table and (with)drew to the drawing room to wait […]

Ceramics Gallery

Surrounding the tables within The Coffee House is a truly remarkable collection of historic porcelain and ceramic ware from Derbyshire. The collection has been recently rearranged to explore stories and themes requested by our visitors. Together the cases show the development of porcelain vessels in Derbyshire from the 17th century onwards.

Top Floor Gallery

The exhibitions in this gallery changes three to four times a year. The varied programme of exhibitions include objects drawn from our collections relating to the 18th Century, domestic life in the last 200 years and creativity especially in costume and textiles. To find out what is currently on display please check out what’s on here.