Woburn Abbey first opened to the public in 1955 and has welcomed visitors from all over the globe. There are 22 rooms that you can experience, which house one of the most significant private art collections in the world. As you explore the many individual rooms of Woburn Abbey, you will also discover 18th-century French and English furniture, magnificent silver and gold collections, in the underground vaults, and a marvellous range of porcelain and many privately collected items treasured by generations of the Russell family. These captivating rooms and fascinating antiques show a personal side to a public family that has been instrumental in many significant periods of English history.
When the 6th Duke inherited Woburn he commissioned Humphry Repton (1752 - 1818), the famous landscape gardener, to produce designs for improving the gardens and park. Many of the features you will find in the Garden today are based on Repton designs, although others are attributed to Henry Holland and Sir Jeffry Wyattville, and some are new designs created by the current team of gardeners. The gardens are continuously changing and developing.