Show me:
and
Clear all filters

  • 25 items Explore
  • 38 items
  • 24 items Explore
  • 47 items
  • 92 items
  • 3,514 items Explore
  • 89 items Explore
  • 2 items
  • 38 items
  • 9,881 items Explore
  • 208 items Explore
  • 1,211 items Explore
  • 7,415 items Explore
  • 4,951 items Explore
  • 75 items Explore
  • 104 items Explore
  • 9,265 items Explore
  • 155 items Explore
  • 4,285 items Explore
  • 5 items
  • 121 items Explore
  • 2,035 items Explore
  • 2 items
  • 4,689 items Explore
  • 24 items Explore
  • 440 items Explore
  • 18,100 items Explore
  • 34 items Explore
  • 1,904 items Explore
  • 961 items Explore
  • 6 items
  • 4,899 items Explore
  • 398 items Explore
  • 29 items
  • 923 items Explore
  • 1 items Explore
  • 1 items
  • 9 items
  • 15,149 items Explore
  • 787 items Explore
  • 3 items
  • 70 items Explore
  • 33 items
  • 798 items
  • 20 items
  • 61 items
  • 28 items
  • 303 items Explore
  • 6 items
  • 55 items Explore
  • 1 items
  • 2 items
  • 133 items
  • 2 items
  • 107 items Explore
  • 116 items
  • 899 items Explore
  • 333 items
  • 833 items
  • 91 items
  • 27 items
  • 7 items
  • 22,571 items Explore
  • 1 items
  • 3,331 items Explore
  • 1,465 items Explore
  • 352 items
  • 192 items Explore
  • 7,656 items Explore
  • 8,888 items Explore
  • 4 items
  • 1 items
  • 39 items
  • 3 items
  • 4 items
  • 5,736 items Explore
  • 5,362 items Explore
  • 4,027 items Explore
  • 857 items Explore
  • 859 items Explore
  • 2,474 items Explore
  • 1 items
  • 313 items
  • 1 items
  • 1 items
  • 2,570 items Explore
  • 20 items Explore
  • 309 items Explore
  • 727 items Explore
  • 778 items Explore
  • 476 items Explore
  • 902 items Explore
  • 986 items
  • 89 items
  • 125 items Explore
  • 5,175 items Explore
  • 163 items
  • 311 items
  • 7 items Explore
  • 4 items
  • 22 items
  • 58 items
  • 302 items Explore
  • 2 items
  • 2,852 items Explore
  • 1,292 items Explore
  • 69 items
  • 43 items
  • 17,724 items Explore
  • 1,092 items Explore
  • 138 items
  • 62 items Explore
  • 7 items
  • 1 items
  • 145 items Explore
  • 18 items
  • 23 items
  • 252 items
  • 311 items
  • 962 items Explore
  • 1,893 items
  • 526 items Explore
  • 1,665 items
  • 952 items
  • 6 items
  • 2 items
  • 3 items
  • 3,719 items Explore
  • 29,625 items Explore
  • 1 items
  • 3,054 items Explore
  • 189 items Explore
  • 6,782 items Explore
  • 31 items
  • 25 items
  • 715 items Explore
  • 2 items
  • 65 items
  • 157 items
  • 52 items
  • 18,926 items Explore
  • 1 items
  • 824 items
  • 17 items
  • 2 items
  • 16,805 items Explore
  • 5 items
  • 1,862 items Explore
  • 1,021 items Explore
  • 44 items
  • 371 items
  • 3,263 items Explore
  • 79 items
  • 1 items
  • 1 items
  • 473 items Explore
  • 2 items
  • 19 items
  • 90 items Explore
  • 68 items
  • 289 items Explore
  • 1 items
  • 4 items
  • 112 items
  • 270 items
  • 764 items
  • 718 items
  • 1 items
  • 342 items Explore
  • 459 items Explore
  • 10,372 items Explore
  • 689 items Explore
  • 5,846 items Explore
  • 19 items
  • 4,907 items Explore
  • 27 items
  • 1 items
  • 5,125 items Explore
  • 4 items
  • 3,298 items Explore
  • 9,172 items Explore
  • 6,303 items Explore
  • 181 items
  • 19 items
  • 142 items
  • 7 items
  • 846 items Explore
  • 17 items
  • 3,503 items Explore
  • 1 items
  • 4 items
  • 1,022 items Explore
  • 194 items
  • 1 items
  • 3,486 items Explore
  • 1 items
  • 20 items
  • 698 items Explore
  • 35 items
  • 1 items
  • 114 items
  • 3,184 items Explore
  • 12,122 items Explore
  • 2,699 items Explore
  • 5 items
  • 7,391 items Explore
  • 31 items
  • 1 items
  • 21,402 items Explore
  • 1 items
  • 91 items
  • 38 items
  • 13,890 items Explore
  • 3,286 items Explore
  • 1,640 items Explore
  • 162 items
  • 27,719 items Explore
  • 634 items Explore
  • 415 items
  • 20,981 items Explore
  • 233 items
  • 1 items
  • 16 items
  • 30 items
  • 816 items Explore
  • 4 items
  • 192 items Explore
  • 1 items
  • 14,770 items Explore
  • 3 items
  • 9 items
  • 10 items
  • 13 items
  • 25 items
  • 2,808 items Explore
  • 854 items Explore
  • 11 items
  • 1 items
  • 187 items
  • 592 items Explore
  • 42 items
  • 2,080 items Explore
  • 781 items Explore
  • 15 items
  • 1,807 items Explore
  • 135 items
  • 31 items
  • 633 items Explore
  • 3,003 items Explore
  • 68 items
  • 22 items
  • 12 items
  • 5,789 items Explore
  • 17,285 items Explore
  • 1 items
  • 2 items
  • 1 items
  • 1 items
  • 2 items
  • 1,194 items
  • 142 items Explore
  • 5 items
  • 7 items
  • 77 items
  • 9,781 items Explore
  • 3,484 items Explore
  • 2,618 items Explore
  • 4,670 items Explore
  • 23 items
  • 56 items
  • 5,833 items Explore
  • 4,027 items Explore
  • 461 items Explore
  • 2,255 items Explore
  • 1,754 items Explore
  • 3 items
  • 1,273 items Explore
  • 41 items
  • 216 items Explore
  • 366 items Explore
  • 5,759 items Explore
  • 8,665 items Explore
  • 1,827 items Explore
  • 2,150 items Explore
  • 3,296 items Explore
  • 7,546 items Explore
  • 72 items
  • 2,490 items Explore
  • 7 items
  • 24 items
  • 51 items
  • 1 items
  • 1,289 items Explore
  • 614 items Explore
  • 60 items
  • 16 items
  • 137 items Explore
  • 1 items
  • 73 items Explore
  • 1 items
  • 466 items
  • 934 items
  • 3,572 items Explore
  • 5 items
  • 8,230 items Explore
  • 45 items Explore
  • 23 items
  • 44 items
  • 3 items
  • 12,896 items Explore
  • 1,304 items Explore
  • 91 items
  • 4,816 items Explore
  • 769 items Explore
  • 1,977 items
  • 4,693 items Explore
  • 21 items
  • 12,335 items Explore
  • 1,335 items Explore
  • 5 items
  • 9,553 items Explore
  • 15,788 items Explore
  • 3 items
  • 1,681 items Explore
  • 175 items
  • 26 items
  • 5,407 items Explore
  • 7,525 items Explore
  • 48 items
  • 11 items
  • 2 items
  • 59 items
  • 6,542 items Explore
  • 251 items Explore
  • 11 items
  • 4 items
  • 6 items
  • 4 items
  • 104 items Explore
  • 423 items
  • 117 items Explore
  • 7,271 items Explore
  • 45 items
  • 20,783 items Explore
  • 6,600 items Explore
  • 4 items
  • 22 items
  • 317 items Explore
  • 279 items
  • 161 items Explore
  • 10,840 items Explore
  • 54 items
  • 16 items
  • 67 items
  • 4 items
  • 314 items Explore
  • 403 items
  • 172 items
  • 3,256 items Explore
  • 27 items
  • 1,213 items Explore
  • 1,814 items Explore
  • 567 items Explore
  • 20 items
  • 1,066 items Explore
  • 96 items Explore
  • 42 items
  • 253 items Explore
  • 56,166 items Explore
  • 1 items
  • 2,627 items Explore
  • 2,639 items Explore
  • 62 items
  • 3,230 items Explore
  • 97 items Explore
  • 4 items
  • 10,503 items Explore
  • 5,341 items
  • 7 items
  • 658 items Explore
  • 85 items
  • 468 items
  • 40 items
  • 72 items
  • 29 items
  • 411 items
  • 3 items
  • 42 items
  • 1,057 items Explore
  • 91 items
  • 463 items
  • 46 items
  • 8,289 items Explore
  • 9 items
  • 947 items Explore
  • 1 items
  • 14,190 items Explore
  • 93 items
  • 17 items
  • 5 items
  • 302 items
  • 2 items
  • 544 items Explore
  • 1,681 items Explore
  • 788 items Explore
  • 2 items
  • 154 items

Select a time period

Or choose a specific year

Clear all filters

Calke Abbey

This baroque mansion, built in 1701-4 by an unknown architect for Sir John Harpur, incorporates parts of an Elizabethan house and is located on the site of an earlier medieval priory. It was altered in 1810 by William Wilkins the Elder. The architecture of Calke Abbey is interesting both as a fine example of provincial baroque style and for its Neo-classical remodelling. Little restored, the house has many fine interiors, some of which are essentially unchanged since the 1880s. There is a caricature room, a Neo-classical dining room and a magnificent 18th-century staircase.

Visitor Information

Address:
Ticknall,
Derby,
Derbyshire,
England,
DE73 7LE

Telephone: 01332 863822

www.nationaltrust.org.uk/calke-abbey

Accredited Museum

Calke Abbey, Derbyshire (Accredited Museum)

This collection has 22,570 items online

What makes Calke Abbey special is its survival after an era of decline and the National Trust’s response to this, presenting the house and its collections as they were found in the early 1980’s. Its collections are astonishingly diverse; room after room is filled with cases of butterflies and birds, shells and eggs, toy soldiers and minerals, which gives a fascinating insight into the people who lived and worked here. There are over 8,000 books divided between two separate libraries. The main collection is the ancestral library of the Harpur-Crewes, rich in eighteenth and especially nineteenth century books, often of a markedly domestic kind, with novels, natural history and devotional books predominating over connoisseur books. The library of the Egyptologist Sir John Gardiner Wilkinson (1797-1875), a cousin of the Harpur Crewes, contains learned books on classical art and archaeology, as well as antiquarian material and books from the Balkans and the Middle East. The family were avid collectors but also they tended not to throw anything away so the collection comprises an eclectic mix of country house contents including local ceramics, family portraits and sporting pictures (late 17th - early 20th century including outstanding Ferneleys); a Baroque state bed with Chinese embroidered silk hangings in pristine condition (probably made for George I c 1715 and given by his grandaughter, Princess Anne to her lady-in-waiting, Lady Harpur in 1734); a collection of early 19th century furniture by Marsh and Tatham and wide-ranging natural history collections. Rooms vary from the claustrophobically furnished Drawing Room to the atmospherically desolate Kitchen.

View full collection