The Great Hall
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.
China Ante Room
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.
Green Drawing Room
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.
Red Drawing Room
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.
Green Writing Room
Marvel at the finest ceiling in the Palace and the exquisite green damask wall covering featuring the family coat of arms.
Originally designed as a grand reception room to celebrate the 1st Duke’s achievements, the Saloon is now used as a dining room.
First State Room
Covering the walls in this room are more of the Blenheim tapestries, each one depicting a different campaign.
Second State Room
This room displays more of the Blenheim Tapestries, alongside to some fine bronzes, including the bronze baby which is in fact the 10th Duke.
Third State Room
This was the State Bedchamber; now often referred to as the ‘Boulle Room’ because of the fine display of Boulle style furniture.
The Long Library
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.