Welcome Message

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


Wellington: his life and legacy

From 17th May 2024, a new display at Apsley will tell the story of the incredible life and legacy of the 1st Duke of Wellington, through objects that belonged to him and his family. Highlights include a writing set he…


Domestic Life at Apsley House

Modern visitors to Apsley House often ask about Wellington’s domesitc arrangements. Where did the servants live? How many servants did the Duke have? How much did Wellington pay his servants? How did they get the food from the kitchen to the first floor for all those wonderful banquets?

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.