The Harley Gallery

The Harley Gallery, Welbeck
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Welcome to The Harley Gallery, where old and new come together.

The Harley Gallery is home to the historic Portland Collection of fine and decorative art. Displays from this internationally significant collection are accompanied by exhibitions from leading contemporary artists.

Additional attractions include events, ranging from tours of the State Rooms at Welbeck Abbey to meeting craftspeople at the Open Studios, a café serving homemade meals and snacks, shop specialising in contemporary crafts, and children’s activity area.

Free entry. Free parking.

Venue Type:

Gallery, Museum

Opening hours

Mon - Sat 10.00-17.00
Sun 10.00-16.00

Admission charges


Getting there

Situated on the picturesque Welbeck estate in Nottinghamshire, The Harley Gallery is easily reached from the A1 and M1.

The treasury gallery is the only venue displaying the private Portland Collection. Displays are rotated annually and include silverware, miniature painting, porcelain, textiles, jewellery and illustrated books.

Collection details

Decorative and Applied Art, Design, Fine Art, Photography

Key artists and exhibits

  • A changing programme of five exhibition per year including contemporary craft, fine art and photography
Exhibition details are listed below, you may need to scroll down to see them all.
Romilly Saumarez Smith

Loss, Rediscovery and Rearrangement

  • 6 April — 16 June 2019

Romilly Saumarez Smith is a jeweller who specialises in transformation. She trawls eBay to find metal detecting items and other lost treasures to create her works which become sometimes detailed and sumptuous, and sometimes quite simple.

The exhibition has three parts; a display of rings, a case with objects and boxes and, on the walls, tree handles which are made from antique and vintage cutlery.

Her works will be shown alongside her selection of miniature portraits from The Portland Collection.

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Suitable for

  • Any age


Events details are listed below. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all. For events that don't have a specific date see the 'Resources' tab above.
Artwork by Sylvie Franquet


  • 6 April — 16 June 2019

Belgian artist Franquet has drawn inspiration from the huge variety of objects collected by the Dukes of Portland, in particular by Margaret Cavendish Bentinck, the second Duchess of Portland.

A multimedia collage artist, a re-collector, Franquet’s fine art practice spans needlework, textile and rock sculpture, collage and sewn herbariums. Franquet combines classical imagery with a punk aesthetic and with research into Welbeck’s historic art collection.

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Suitable for

  • Any age


Getting there

Situated on the picturesque Welbeck estate in Nottinghamshire, The Harley Gallery is easily reached from the A1 and M1.

The Harley Gallery
S80 3LW




01909 501 700

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