Displays from The Portland Collection are on show in our award-winning museum and change every two years. The current exhibition ‘Men, Women and Things’ focuses on the inspiring women in the family’s ancestry – from the first female sci-fi writer to one of history’s greatest natural historians.

The extensive Portland Collection was developed over 400 years by an extended English aristocratic family, which descended from Bess of Hardwick.

"The collection takes its name from the Dukes of Portland, who owned Welbeck from 1755 to 1977 and whose descendants live there today. […] The Portland Collection is a composite picture of the lives, enthusiasms and eccentricities of ten generations of one family, a few of whom are famous but most of whom are not."
Michael Hall, Treasures of The Portland Collection

Visit to see an astonishing selection of fine art and objects, which range from ancient Roman gems to the pearl earring that Charles I wore at his beheading. Artists include Sir Anthony Van Dyck, Michelangelo, John Singer Sargent, and George Stubbs.

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The Harley Gallery

Welbeck, Worksop, Nottinghamshire, S80 3LW

01909 501700


Opening times

The Harley Gallery & Portland Collection Museum
Tues – Sat, 10am - 5pm, Sunday 10am – 4pm.

Closed on Mondays.

With a National Art Pass you get

15% off in shop
Offering a changing array of handmade crafts, from unique jewellery to luxurious homeware, the Harley Craft shop complements the events and displays taking place in the Gallery itself. Enjoy 15% off all purchases with your National Art Pass.
Valid until December 2022

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Exhibitions and events at The Harley Gallery

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