Explore Edwardian Kedleston Hall

Children sitting on the floor looking up into the dome at Kedleston Hall, Derbyshire

Today you can see some of the changes which took place in the early 20th century, which have recently been recreated to give a more authentic feel. Sit in comfy chairs by the open fire as you enter the house in Caesars' Hall and see our recently refurbished billiard room, restored to the original Edwardian colour scheme.

Travels east

During the Edwardian era, Lord Curzon became Viceroy of India (1899-1905), and his return to Kedleston saw the creation of the Eastern Museum.
Displaying objects he collected on his travels in Asia, the museum includes an extensive collection of silver and ivory and remains much as it was when he created it, housed in beautifully crafted hardwood cases.

Changing exhibitions

Next to the Eastern Museum, you’ll find the China Flat Museum, which, until recently, was closed to the public as it formed part of our office.
The room was lined with display cases as an addition to the Eastern Museum, but the cases were never filled and have remained empty.
Restored to its original vibrant blue colour scheme, the room holds a changing collection of items from the collection, along with other temporary exhibits and displays.