The Collection

The Portland Collection includes outstanding examples from some of the most highly regarded artists of each period, and includes one of the largest privately-owned and significant collections of British portraits and miniatures.

[the exhibits are] idiosyncratic, interesting, unusual, and cast light on family history, art history, and, well, just history in general
Marina Vaizey, The Arts Desk, March 2016

Displays will change every 3 years – new display coming 14 September 2019

For research enquiries, access and reproduction requests relating to historic collections, please email