• A Grand Tour of The Devonshire Collection at Chatsworth
  • Rose English and Sir Peter Blake at The Harley Gallery
  • Joseph Wright and the Lure of Italy at Derby Museums
  • Simon Starling at Nottingham Contemporary
  • The Grand Tour: Season 2

    A series of films introducing the artists, exhibitions and galleries featured across season two of The Grand Tour. Watch all four films by following the link below.

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  • A Grand Tour of The Devonshire Collection at Chatsworth

    From the Grand Tour of the 2nd Earl in the company of his tutor, the famous philosopher Thomas Hobbes, to Georgiana, Duchess of Devonshire’s exile abroad, the exhibition looks at what they saw, where they went – and what they and their contemporaries bought.

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  • Rose English and Sir Peter Blake at The Harley Gallery

    A double-bill of exhibitions will be on show at The Harley Gallery, featuring original collages from Sir Peter Blake’s celebrated ‘World Tour’ series’ and a collection of horse related works from influential performance artist Rose English’s, juxtaposed with objects and manuscripts from Welbeck’s rich equestrian history.

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  • Joseph Wright and the Lure of Italy at Derby Museums

    Derby Museum and Art Gallery will present an exhibition drawing on Joseph Wright of Derby’s formative years in Italy, which marked a personal and professional turning point. Wright’s Colosseum paintings from Season 1 will also re-join the exhibition, having returned from the Conservators.

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  • Simon Starling at Nottingham Contemporary

    Nottingham Contemporary will present a major solo exhibition by Turner Prize winner Simon Starling – his largest exhibition in the UK to date and will include a selection of his installation works, many unseen in the UK before, in addition to a major new commission.

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The Exhibitions

The Grand Tour is the formative cultural experience of the 18th century traveller – made modern day. It invites you to view the treasures of Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire through the eyes of today’s leading artists.

Fringe Programme

Plan your visit and book a break in Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire this summer to make the most of The Grand Tour’s programme of events and exhibitions.

The Grand Tour map

Be inspired by our programme of contemporary art influenced by grand historic collections.

Transport Offers

All the latest news, including exhibition announcements and details of our fringe programme.

Accommodation

Watch the story of the Grand Tour come to life before your very eyes.

The past Season 1

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