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Our art museum is dedicated to showing works from The Portland Collection. This is a world-class art collection which was built up by the Dukes of Portland and their families, who have owned Welbeck since 1607.

It is a vast and varied accumulation of art, and the display changes every three years.

There is 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 Van Dyck, Michelangelo, Marcus Gheerhaets, and Brueghal the Elder.

Portland Collection museum - child looking at an art exhibit

Now showing in the Museum

The museum is now showing our new exhibition, ‘Unseen Treasures of The Portland Collection’.

This display sees the museum filled to the brim with fascinating art and objects, a giant cabinet of curiosities. There is 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.

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

Further works from the Collection can be seen on the Welbeck Abbey State Room Tours.

From 26 January – 28 July 2024 a rare miniature of Charles I with mica overlays will be shown alongside a pair of gloves believed to have been worn on the scaffold.

Opening Times

Open Tuesday – Saturday
10am – 5pm
Open Sunday
10am – 4pm
Closed Mondays
Festive Opening Hours

Free Entry + Free Parking

Find Us

The Courtyard at Welbeck,
A60 Mansfield Road
S80 3LW

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Explore: Charles I Miniature with Mica Overlays

Art historian and portrait miniature expert Emma Rutherford takes a look at a rare miniature of Charles I on loan to our museum. This miniature portrait of Charles I with mica overlays is on display from 26 January – 28 July. 2024.

Explore: Michelangelo

Michelangelo is perhaps one of the best known artists in the world. We’re fortunate to have a one of his drawings on show in the Museum – ‘Madonna del Silenzio’ – the Madonna of Silence.

Explore: Anthony Van Dyck

Anthony Van Dyck (1599 – 1641) was the lead court painter to Charles I and made paintings of the King and his family. He was known for the elegance of his portraits, which showed particular skill in painting the materials and textures of their costumes. Learn about the Van Dyck works in the Museum.

Getting here


Getting here

By Car

Our entrance is on the A60, 5 miles south of Worksop – look out for the brown signs for Welbeck.

Public Transport

Arriving by train? We suggest:

  • Mainline Trains (LNER) to Retford. Then for ease, book a taxi for onward travel. Try Hinchcliffe Taxis of Retford. Call 01777 702 049 to book.
  • East Midland Trains to Creswell. Creswell is on the Robin Hood Line and runs a service between Nottingham and Worksop. From Creswell Station, there is a 2 mile (45 minutes) walk through Creswell Crags’ picturesque limestone gorge. See the route in Google Maps here.


Our building is wheelchair accessible.

The Portland Collection Museum is on two levels and there is a lift to the upper level. Our accessible toilets are downstairs.

There are 12 blue badge car parking spaces in the main car park.


The Museum is breastfeeding friendly. Baby changing facilities are available.

Lockers are available downstairs.