Here you can find out more about the main characters who shaped Arlington Court and made it the estate it is today. From rebuilding houses, to landscaping the garden, many changes have altered Arlington over the last 300 years.
The inspiring story of Mary McDonald, second wife of John Chichester.
Colonel John made the built a new house at Arlington, shaping the estate we know today
Find out how Sir John Palmer Bruce Chichester remodelled the Arlington estate
Sir Bruce Chichester led an active life, which was cut short.
Lady Chichester brought renewed hope to the Chichester dynasty.
Miss Chichester was an inspirational woman, ahead of her times with travel and collecting.
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.
From tiny shells to grand state coaches, see how we care for our collections