This exhibition uncovers the fascinating secrets hidden within Powis Castle's world-class collection of portraiture.

The great halls and quiet chambers of Powis Castle are full of exceptional portraits. From majestic full-length paintings, to intimate miniatures that can be held in the palm of the hand, they are the work of generations of talented artists.

Some of the castle’s works feature kings, emperors and maharajas, but the overwhelming majority depict men, women, and children of the influential Herbert family, who have lived at Powis for over four centuries.

This exhibition delves beneath the surface of works by prominent artists such as Joshua Reynolds, John Singer Sargent and Thomas Gainsborough to uncover the hidden meanings within them.

Powis Castle and Garden

Red Lane, Welshpool, Powys, SY21 8RF

01938 551 920

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Opening times

Castle and Garden open daily (closed 25th December). Please visit the Powis Castle website for full seasonal opening times.

Free entry with National Art Pass

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