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.
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.