The Portland Collection

The Portland Collection Museum displays the historic art collection of the Dukes of Portland and their families.

This exhibition offers a new, revealing look at the world-class art collection.

The museum will be filled to the brim with fascinating art and objects, a giant cabinet of curiosities. There will be silver and tapestry, paintings and jewels; art that has come home after a long loan to a prestigious national gallery, and stunning star items that visitors know and love – such as Michelangelo’s ‘Madonna of Silence’ or the pearl earring worn by Charles I at his execution.

A highlight of the display is a Picture Gallery stacked with Tudor and Jacobean portraits – many of which have never been seen publicly before.

For opening times and visitor information, please visit The Harley Foundation website.


The Portland Collection Museum is located in The Courtyard at Welbeck and displays a selection of fine art and decorative design collected over 400 years. The Collection takes its name from the Dukes of Portland, who owned Welbeck from 1755 to 1977 and whose descendants live here today. 


"One of the finest aristocratic collections in England"

Martin Bailey, The Art Newspaper

The Portland Collection Museum opened in March 2016 and was designed by Hugh Broughton Architects. It has won numerous awards, including the RIBA East Midlands Building of the Year Award, 2016.

Further objects from The Portland Collection can be seen in their historic setting at Welbeck Abbey on a State Room Tour.

The Portland Collection is run by The Harley Foundation, a charitable trust which supports the visual arts and crafts.


Discover more

Visit The Courtyard at Welbeck – home to The Harley GalleryPortland CollectionWelbeck Farm Shop and The Harley Café. This treasure trove of curiosities is a perfect location to meet up with friends while enjoying foodie delights from The Harley Café.

Stay with us

We have a selection of holiday accommodation here on the Welbeck estate that will make your visit extra special. Stay in the heart of the Welbeck Village in The Winnings or select a stay in a nearby village at Holbeck Farm Barns or Stable Cottage in Belph.