The Portland Collection

Welbeck’s historic Portland Collection of fine and decorative art has been amassed over the centuries by the Dukes of Portland and their families.

Visitors can see changing displays of these artworks in The Portland Collection gallery, which can be found next door to The Harley Gallery in The Courtyard at Welbeck.

"One of the finest aristocratic collections in England"

Martin Bailey, The Art Newspaper

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

Masterpieces on show include Michelangelo’s Madonna del Silenzio (c.1538), a rarely seen Van Dyck painting of Thomas Wentworth, Earl of Strafford, the pearl earring worn by Charles I at his execution in 1649,  The Portland Tiara by Cartier and George Stubbs’s painting of the 3rd Duke of Portland on horseback outside the stables at Welbeck.

Further objects from The Portland Collection can be seen in their historic setting at Welbeck Abbey on the annual State Room Tours, which take place each August.

Entry to the gallery is FREE. For visitor information and opening times click here.