The main entrance the the Palace. Look up and you will see the beautifully decorated ceiling at 20 metres high painted by Sir James Thornhill.
A collection of Sèvres and Meissen porcelain; a gift to the 3rd Duke of Marlborough from the King of Poland, Augustus III, in exchange for a pack of staghounds.
See the first of Nicholas Hawksmoor’s original ceilings. His innovative use of coving and banding to give a powerful impression of height and great presence.
Marvel at the finest ceiling in the Palace and the exquisite green damask wall covering featuring the family coat of arms.
In this room hang two large family portraits, the 9th Duke and his family and the 4th Duke and his family, deliberately placed to face each other.
Originally designed as a grand reception room to celebrate the 1st Duke’s achievements, the Saloon is now used as a dining room.
Covering the walls in this room are more of the Blenheim tapestries, each one depicting a different campaign.
This room displays more of the Blenheim Tapestries, alongside to some fine bronzes, including the bronze baby which is in fact the 10th Duke.
This was the State Bedchamber; now often referred to as the ‘Boulle Room’ because of the fine display of Boulle style furniture.
Originally created as a picture gallery, but later converted to a library. The present library is the 9th Duke’s and it contains over 10,000 volumes.