Conference Field Trip
During the conference we will offer a social field trip to ensure delegates get a chance to see what Manchester has to offer as a group. This trip is a chance for delegates to get to know each other better and discuss the potential for any collaboration in the future.
Plans are still being finalised but we will be visiting the following venue:
Chatsworth House and Gardens
Chatsworth is home to the Duke and Duchess of Devonshire, and has been passed down through 16 generations of the Cavendish family.
The house is renowned for the quality of its art, landscape and hospitality, and it has evolved through the centuries to reflect the tastes, passions and interests of succeeding generations. Today Chatsworth contains works of art that span 4000 years, from ancient Roman and Egyptian sculpture, and masterpieces by Rembrandt, Reynolds and Veronese, to work by outstanding modern artists, including Lucian Freud, Edmund de Waal and David Nash. Find out more about the history of Chatsworth and the Devonshire Collection.
Many famous people have come to Chatsworth, some to stay and others to live there. Among the most famous are Mary Queen of Scots, who was here as a guest and prisoner of Bess of Hardwick and her fourth husband, the Earl of Shrewsbury, between 1573 and 1582. Another was Georgiana, Duchess of Devonshire, who lived here in a famous 'menage a trois' with the 5th Duke and Lady Elizabeth Foster in the late 18th century.
There are over 30 rooms to explore, from the magnificent Painted Hall, regal State Rooms, restored Sketch Galleries and beautiful Sculpture Gallery.
For those of you familiar with the film ‘Pride and Prejudice’, ‘Pemberley’, the lavish estate of Mr Darcy himself, was largely filmed at Chatsworth House.