Welcome To Apsley House
Apsley House, home of the 1st Duke of Wellington is one of the capital's finest residences. Famously known as 'No.1 London', its sumptuous interiors house the Duke's outstanding collection of paintings, porcelain, silver, sculpture, furniture, medals and memorabilia.
Education is at the heart of Apsley House's mission. As a core activity for the Museum, it informs displays, interpretation, programmes, recruitment and training. The Museum strives to encourage learning which is based on user interaction, participation and investigation and fosters a general spirit of enquiry and creativity. Many of the learning sevices we offer are free.
From the Victorian housekeeper to the magical maths session, the free workshops and tours for schools at Apsley House bring the curriculum alive and are a great new resource for teachers.
Apsley House is an excellent learning resource for tutors and students in Higher and Further Education. Wellington's significance in British history combined with the architectural interest of the house and its world-class fine and decorative art collection means that a range of topics and themes can be explored with your class. These include:
The programme of public events at Apsley House have been designed to be fun as well as educational, bringing the house alive for all ages. The major events are Waterloo Week in June, A Victorian Christmas in December and, in 2002, the Duke of Wellington Anniversary Event in September, but there are other smaller activities throughout the year.
Apsley House is open to the public all year round and soundguides are included with admission. The house also has an exciting programme of events and special activities which includes group visits, exclusive evening tours, family activities and a free service for schools as well as special facilities for disabled visitors.