National Art Pass offers available at Apsley House

Free entry
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Free entry at Apsley House

The National Art Pass lets you enjoy free entry to hundreds of museums, galleries and historic places across the UK, while raising money to support them.

Apsley House at night
Museum

Apsley House

London

With a National Art Pass you get

Free entry
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The National Art Pass lets you enjoy free entry to hundreds of museums, galleries and historic places across the UK, while raising money to support them.

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Apsley House was built between 1771 and 1788 and has been the residence of the Dukes of Wellington since 1817.

Home to the 1st Duke of Wellington after his victory over Napoleon at Waterloo, the interior of the house has changed very little since the day he first bought it. It was originally designed by Robert Adam for Henry Bathurst, 1st Baron Apsley between 1771 and 1778, but was radically altered by Benjamin Dean Wyatt under Wellington's instruction. Ordering for it to be decorated in the latest Regency style, the 'Iron Duke' filled his home with paintings, trophies and portraits illustrating his achievements.

In 2015 the Waterloo Gallery was transformed to celebrate the bicentenary of the famous battle. The great Waterloo Banquet has been recreated in the space, featuring a table laid with over 1,000 pieces from the silver Portuguese Service. This dinner was held annually to mark Napoleon's defeat.

The refurbishment project also included the installation of a new exhibition in the basement gallery, showcasing memorabilia, medals and shields - some of which have never been seen on display before.

Why you should go

  • Was home to the first Duke of Wellington

  • Vast collection of art and antiquities, including paintings by Titian, Raphael and Rembrandt

  • Located in Hyde Park Corner

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