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Harley Foundation Open Studios

At Harley Foundation Studios


Home to a collection of designers, makers and conservation specialists, the Harley Studios host an inspiring and diverse community of creatives.

Nestled in the old kitchen gardens of the Welbeck Estate, twenty one studios sit amongst a beautiful backdrop of the North Nottinghamshire countryside.

Set up by Ivy, Duchess of Portland in 1978, The Harley Foundation is a charitable trust whose mission is to create spaces where the imagination can flourish. Although usually private studios, this treasure trove of makers and specialists, are opening their doors, and offering a glimpse into their practice and creative world.

People can meet the artists, learn more about their work, and discover ways that they too, can get involved at the studios, through classes and workshops. There will be the opportunity to browse and buy work directly from the makers, as well as view on-going projects.

Each artist’s studio is absolutely unique and includes sculptors, ceramicists, clothing makers, jewellers, digital artists, furniture makers, conservators, textile artists, print makers, workshop leaders, horologists, instrument makers and restorers. The studios will also be joined by Welbeck Abbey Brewery and Women of Welbeck, hosting pop-up refreshments, as well as The Harley Gallery hosting their ‘Star Makers’ Christmas stalls, from the Welbeck Courtyard. 


The Studios will be open 10am – 4pm daily, with last entry at 3.30pm. Entry is free.

Access to the Harley Open Studios is via the Courtyard. Please park in the main car park.

The Studios are an easy 10-minute walk from the Galleries.

Disabled parking bays are available adjacent to the studios. To book a space, please email [email protected] 

The Harley Foundation Studios

The Harley Studios
Mansfield Road
S80 3LW

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