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Take a peek at our sumptuous newly refurbished rooms

An extensive and sympathetic ongoing refurbishment of the State Rooms has truly brought them to life; visitors can now get really close to the French Royal Court; hear the original 18th century clocks chime and floorboards creak. Each room has its own theme; the Study houses the largest collection of Marie-Antoinette’s belongings in the world, the Oval Drawing Room is inspired by Louis XV’s fascinating mistress, Madame de Pompadour and is home to Fragonard’s delicious painting, The Swing, and the Small Drawing Room delights in the beauty and frivolity of the fête galante. This summer two new rooms have re-opened - Lady Wallace’s Boudoir and the enlightenment and travel themed West Room. Early 2010 will see the unveiling of the Boudoir Cabinet, a treasure trove of sparkling gold boxes and miniatures.