Lady Spencer’s Room was described by Arthur Young in 1772 as:

‘fitted up with great taste; scarce anything can be more beautiful than the mosaic ceiling, the cornices and the ornaments’.
Lady Spencers Room

Lady Spencer’s Room

This is the private drawing room where Lady Spencer received her guests.

The ceiling is one of Stuart’s best designs, based on a ceiling in the Baths of Augustus in Rome, while the frieze is adapted from that of the Erechtheum in Athens.

When to visit

Opening hours

Open every Sunday (except during August) from 10.30am – 4.30pm (last tour).
Access is by guided tour, which lasts approximately 1 hour.

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