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Burghley is one of the largest and grandest houses of the first Elizabethan age, and has been home to the Cecil Family for over 400 years. A superb example of British heritage and an English mansion. A visit to this historic home transports you back through the centuries as you explore the quarter of a mile of staterooms, containing breathtaking painted ceilings by Antonio Verrio, including his Heaven Room and Hell Staircase, over 400 paintings, and a wonderful collection of Japanese porcelain.
The 2011 Treasury Exhibition will be European pottery and porcelain. The European pottery and porcelain collection is wide-ranging, with examples from many important ceramic centres in Europe. While some examples are relatively humble wares found in everyday use in England in the 18th century, others are more ambitious and often represent the sort of expensive souvenir that a wealthy aristocrat, travelling to the Continent, would acquire. A ‘signature’ piece for this exhibition is the London delftware dish, dated 1745 and painted with a view of ‘Burleigh’. This is a large—43cm dia.—and extremely rare specimen of which there is only one other recorded example.The exhibtion will run from 21st March to 30th October 2010.
16th March to 3rd November Daily (House closed Fridays).
Gardens open daily.
Opening Times: 11.00 am - 5.00 pm, last admission 4.30pm
Children (3-15) £7.20
Groups by arrangement throughout the open season.