Arlington Court's collections

Over eleven generations of the Chichester family helped to shape the Arlington Court you see today. As well as their desire for building, the collections assembled throughout the years give a glimpse into their lives and passions. Access to the collection or research requests outside of our normal opening hours can be arranged by appointment only. Please call 01271 850296 or email to book.

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Silk wall hangings in the Boudoir at Arlington Court

Saving our silks

Find out more about the save our silks project and the conservation work that has been completed

William Blake artwork on display at Arlington Court

An unusual discovery: William Blake at Arlington

A masterpiece found on top of a wardrobe - find out more about the discovery of an original William Blake at Arlington Court.

A display of shells in the morning room at Arlington

The shell collection

Find out how over 3000 shells washed up at Arlington

The Wimbledon dish, part of the pewter collection

Pewter collection with a connection to Wimbledon

What's the connection between a pewter plate at Arlington Court and the Wimbledon Ladie's trophy?

A display of model boats from the Dunkirk landings at Arlington Court

Model ship conservation

The significant model ship collection at Arlington needs regular care and attention - find out more about how our team looks after these precious objects.

Caring for the textile collection at Arlington Court

Caring for Arlington's costume and textile collection

Discover how delicate fabrics are cared for in the collection at Arlington