The Dukes of Portland and their families have amassed Welbeck’s historic Portland Collection over the centuries.
Changing displays from The Collection are on show in our spacious new gallery, which opened in March 2016. Masterpieces include Michelangelo’s Madonna del Silenzio (c.1538). Also showing are a rarely seen Van Dyck painting of Thomas Wentworth, Earl of Strafford and George Stubbs’s painting of the 3rd Duke of Portland on horseback outside the stables at Welbeck. Further highlights include the pearl earring worn by Charles I at his execution in 1649, and The Portland Tiara by Cartier
one of the finest aristocratic collections in England
Martin Bailey, The Art Newspaper
Welbeck Abbey State Room Tours take place each summer. Book tickets to see further objects from The Portland Collection in their historic setting.
Explore the collection a little more with our NEW family friendly Portland Explorer Trail. Click here for more information on visiting with your family.
For visitor information and opening times click here.