Burghley House

Burghley, near Stamford in Lincolnshire, has been the home of the Cecil Family for over 400 years and is England's greatest Elizabethan house.

It is owned and maintained by Burghley House Preservation Trust which looks after a huge collection of great works of art, including one of the most important private collections of 17th-century Italian paintings, the earliest Western inventoried collection of Japanese ceramics, exceptional 18th-century furniture and wood carvings by Grinling Gibbons and his followers.

Outside, a serpentine lake and deer park sit amid the Capability Brown landscaped gardens. One of the secluded areas of the grounds has been transformed into a space to exhibit contemporary sculpture installations, with permanent works by Martyn Barratt, Michele Ciribifera, Giles Kent and Michael Shaw on display. The sculpture park also runs annual exhibitions from April to October.

Venue details

Burghley House Burghley Park, Stamford Lincolnshire PE9 3JY 01780 752451 www.burghley.co.uk

Entry details

£9.75 with National Art Pass (standard entry is £13)

14 Mar – 1 Nov Closed Friday's
Mon – Thu, Sat – Sun, 11am – 5pm (last admission 4.30pm)

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