The Mansion House
Expert guides will welcome you into the Shugborough mansion house and are always on hand to tell the fascinating stories that lie behind the fine collections of porcelain and French furniture.
Tread in the footsteps of some of Britain’s most influential politicians, industrialists and gentry and imagine being wined and dined in such a grand setting.
Dining Room: The table in the State Dining Room is dressed with the striking family silver, including a three foot high solid silver candlebra.
Red Drawing Room: The breathtaking 18th century chandelier in the Red Drawing Room sends a shower of reflected rainbows across the opulently decorated walls.
The Library: One of the most appealing rooms in the house is the Library with its wonderful plasterwork ceiling by Vassalli. It is a room of illusion with concealed doors and mirrors giving the appearance of continuous book shelves.
The Saloon: The Saloon provided the family a large room for entertaining.
The Verandah Room: Houses the magnificent 18th century Chinese porcelain Anson armorial dinner service, of 208 pieces, commemorating Admiral George Anson’s circumnavigation of the globe in his flagship HMS Centurion.
The Anson Room: The Anson room contains memorabilia of the life of Admiral George Anson.
State Bedroom: The sumptuous State Sitting Room and Bedroom which was once occupied by Princess Victoria and her mother the Duchess of Kent, has spectacular views of the terraced gardens below.
The first floor of the Mansion House is home to an annual photographic exhibition, which presents work of the late photographer and fifth Earl of Lichfield, Patrick Lichfield.
A great deal of work has been undertaken to conserve and restore the private rooms within the property and to refurnish them with suitable furniture and memorabilia relating to Patrick Lichfield.
You can learn more about this part of the house in our Shugborough Revisited section of this website.