Discover the house

Sizergh (sy-zer), is an ancient Scandinavian name meaning ‘summer pasture or dairy farm’.

A medieval castle, gateway to the Lake District, and family home. Which remains lived in to this day by the Strickland family.

Visitor inspects ceramics in the house

The Collection

Uncover the story of the family, who have lived at Sizergh for over 700 years.

You’ll come across Strickland family portraits as you make your journey through the whole property. A treasured collection painted by Cumbrian born George Romney – the most fashionable artist of his day.

Don’t miss the Elizabethan inlaid Chamber, made with pale poplar and dark bog-oak, inlaid with floral and geometric patterns - one of the finest panelled rooms in England and the jewel in Sizergh’s crown.

You’ll also get up close to rare Jacobite relics, intricate fine carved oak panelling and the impressive Catholic Royal Stuart portrait collection – a stunning curation which hangs in the family dining room.

Queen Saint Margaret, Queen of Scotland. By Nicholas de Largilliere, Royal Stuart portrait collection.
St Margaret by Nicolas de Largilliere
Queen Saint Margaret, Queen of Scotland. By Nicholas de Largilliere, Royal Stuart portrait collection.
Detail from James II bedspread at Sizergh

Last chance to see 'The Sizergh Silk Road - from Goa to Antwerp' exhibition

This year a rare 300-year old object is on public view in the Tower Basement for the first time in its history.