Special exhibitions allow items to be displayed in a new and intimate context.
The Treasury is a purpose-built display area which gives the opportunity for a series of special exhibitions that focus upon areas of the collection that cannot usually be displayed in the staterooms.
In recent years there have been exhibitions of the world famous Burghley collection of Chinese snuff bottles, rare Japanese Kakiemon ceramics and a stunning group of treasures from the Elizabethan period.
The exhibition for 2013 is of the remarkable Burghley collection of Japanese Lacquer wares. A large number of exquisite, highly decorated pieces will be shown in the Treasury gallery, together with displays illustrating the complex and fascinating method of their manufacture.