The Chatsworth House Trust was set up in 1981 by the Devonshire family. A registered charity, its purpose is the preservation of the house, art collection, garden, woodlands and park, for the long-term benefit of the public.
Chatsworth is a thriving visitor attraction, comprising a Grade I listed house and stables, a 105-acre garden, a 1822 acre Lancelot ‘Capability’ Brown-landscaped park, and one of Europe’s most significant art collections – the Devonshire Collection. More recent additions include the farmyard and adventure playground, as well as an award winning farm shop.
Chatsworth is home to the Duke and Duchess of Devonshire, who pay rent to the Chatsworth House Trust for the rooms they occupy. All income from visitors to the house, garden, farmyard and adventure playground goes directly to the charity.
Chatsworth hosts a wide variety of events throughout the year including the country fair, horse trials, Art Out Loud festival, and the RHS Chatsworth flower show.
Chatsworth is located in the heart of Derbyshire’s Peak District National Park, and has strong links with local businesses, tourism bodies and other organisations, including Chesterfield Champions. Chatsworth is committed to helping to build a sustainable local economy, by working with local suppliers, education providers and likeminded organisations.