The Dukes of Portland and their families have amassed Welbeck’s historic Portland Collection over the centuries.
Masterpieces include Michelangelo’s Madonna del Silenzio (c.1538). Further highlights include 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, and the pearl earring worn by Charles I at his execution in 1649.
Welbeck Abbey State Room Tours take place each summer. Book tickets to see objects from The Portland Collection in their historic setting.
NOTE: The Portland Collection is now closed and will re-open with new displays in March 2019.