Opening Times

Mon. - Tue. Closed
Wed. - Sun. 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

Welcome Message

A short message from the 9th Duke of Wellington - the great-great-great grandson of the 1st Duke of Wellington.


Object of the month – August

The only British Prime Minister to have been assassinated, Spencer Perceval was shot at 5.15pm on 11 May 1812 as he was making his way to Parliament. He was shot through the heart at point blank range by John Bellingham…

Apsley House – Forthcoming Events

We have a busy programme of evening events for the autumn including lectures and the next in our series of Apsley House lates. Booking essential: please call 0370 333 11 81   4th September at 6.30pm Lecture – Robert Adam’s…


The Story of Apsley House

A unique survival of an aristocratic home in central London. Orginally built by Robert Adam and extensively remodelled in the 1820s for the Duke of Wellington. The house is still the London residence of the Dukes of Wellington today.

The Story of the Collection

The Wellington Collection is an internationally important collection of paintings, silver and porcelain many of the items were presented to the 1st Duke of Wellington after Waterloo.

The 1st Duke of Wellington

Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington was one of the leading military and political figures of the 19th century. Wellington’s victory over Napoleon Bonaparte in June 1815 made him the most celebrated man in Europe.