As Sir Thomas Robinson sold Rokeby with its furnishings and pictures, many of the contents are contemporary with the house, with older Florentine and Venetian items collected on Grand Tours made by Robinson and later by J.B.S. Morritt (1794-6). There are examples of George II through to Regency furniture by Gillow of Lancaster, with copies of two commodes and a double knee desk by Vile, made by Mallet to replace the originals bought by Queen Mary in the 1920s. The ceramics collection includes items by Sevres, Rockingham and exhibition pieces by Minton.

Proceeding through the house visitors will also appreciate the contemporary objects of everyday use which reflect the fact that the house is, and remains, a family home.