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149 Piccadilly, Hyde Park Corner, London, W1J 7NT

Soldierly Splendour: The 1st Duke of Wellington’s military uniforms

From 27 March, five of Wellington’s military dress uniforms will be on display in the opulent setting of the Striped Drawing Room. Four of the uniforms on display represent the honours given to Wellington by European nations in recognition of his victories during the Napoleonic Wars.

Visit Apsley House and don't miss this opportunity to see these magnificent pieces of history. 

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Wellington: His Life and Legacy

From 17 May 2024, a new display at Apsley will tell the story of the incredible life and legacy of the 1st Duke of Wellington, through objects that belonged to him and his family. Discover Wellington’s private and professional life in this exhibition, featuring artifacts from the Battle of Waterloo as well as seeing an original plaster death mask and bronze cast of Wellington’s crossed hands.

Entry to this exhibition is included with your ticket to the house.

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Keeper of the Wellington Collection Tour

Join the Keeper of the Wellington Collection on a tour of the house and collection for a small additional fee. Tours take place on the first Thursdays of every month at 11.15am and last 1.5 hours. No need to book, turn up and pay on the day - £8 for adults, children go free. Places are limited to 15 per tour and are allotted on a first come, first served basis.

 

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Guidebook: Apsley House

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 Apsley House Timeline

1771Adam House

Henry Bathurst, Baron Apsley, commissions architect Robert Adam to build him a new house at a cost of £10,000.

Find out more about the history of Apsley House

1807Wellesley Ownership

Richard Wellesley buys Apsley, spends huge sums on it, winds up facing bankruptcy and separates from his wife.

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