Things To See and Do

Things to see and do

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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Silver tableware at Apsley House, London

Stunning Art Collection

Find out more about the 1st Duke of Wellington's famous paintings and magnificent art collection.

The Iron Duke

Find out more about the man behind the myth. The 'Iron Duke' lived at Apsley House after defeating Napoleon, and the house remains a residence of the Dukes of Wellington today.

By the time of his death in 1852 the Iron Duke was a national hero, and his house stands as a national shrine to the victor of Waterloo.

Away from his military career, the Duke reputedly had a way with words and many admirers. 

View of the glittering, gold interior of Apsley House, London

Glittering Interiors

Be awed by the palatial wonder of the gilded, glittering interiors and stunning artwork of Apsley House.

Admire the gifts from emperors, tsars, and kings to the Iron Duke. There are nearly 3,000 fine paintings, sculptures and works of art in silver and porcelain, given to Britain's greatest military hero.

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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.


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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