Sudbury Hall is famed as the interior location of Pemberley in the 1995 production of Pride and Prejudice
Perhaps the most famous of all country house visits is Elizabeth Bennett's tour of Pemberley, during which she reevaluates her feelings for Mr. Darcy based on the finery of his home and earnestness of his portrait.
The housekeeper first leads Elizabeth and her aunt and uncle into a room with ornate plasterwork and large portraits. In the film, this room is referred to as "The Music Room," however Sudbury Hall calls it a saloon. This would have been the most important of the reception rooms at Sudbury Hall, although it was likely first used as a dining room.
Pride and Prejudice- Staircase Hall
The Long Gallery, 138 feet in length, is located on the first floor of Sudbury Hall ; this is quite unusual for the period, but follows the text of Pride and Prejudice as the housekeeper relays that "in the gallery upstairs you will see a fine, larger picture of [Mr. Darcy]". Having a garden-front Long Gallery on the first floor was decidedly an old-fashioned feature by the 17th century, but its display of family portraits was certainly grand enough to represent the family's identity as aristocracy. The original purpose of long galleries did not require any particular furnishings or decorations, and it wasn't until the Elizabethan period that the ample wall space and natural light were taken advantage of for the display of portraits. periodpiecesandportraiture
Pride and Prejudice- Long Gallery