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Strawberry Hill House


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268 Waldegrave Road, Twickenham, London, TW1 4ST
tel:
020 8744 1241

Strawberry Hill is Britain's finest example of Georgian Gothic Revival architecture and interior decoration. It began life in 1698 as a modest house, later transformed into 'a little Gothic castle' by Horace Walpole, the son of England's first Prime Minister. Between 1747 and 1792 Walpole doubled its size, creating extraordinary rooms and adding towers and battlements.

This property offers free access to HHA Friends and Members during normal opening hours - please check opening times.

Strawberry Hill was already a tourist site in its own day and has survived into ours, its rural surroundings gone, but its charm undiminished.

Following an £8.9 million restoration, the house is now open to the public as an extraordinary fairytale experience.

Location

On Waldegrave Road, Twickenham, near stops for buses 33 (Fulwell – Hammersmith), R68 (Hampton Court – Kew Retail Park). Nearest National Rail Station is Strawberry Hill (10 minutes walk). Nearest Underground is District Line at Richmond (then R68 bus). 15 mins from M3.

Visitor Opening Times

5th November 2017 until 26th February 2018
House: Sundays 11am until 4pm (last entry 3pm)
Mondays 12noon until 4pm (last entry 3pm)
Café: 11am until 4pm on days house is open
Garden: 10am until 5pm, 7 days a week

The House & Garden will be closed 18th December until 8th January 2018

27th February until 29th September 2018
House: Sundays 11am until 5pm (last entry 4pm)
Mondays, Tuesdays, & Wednesdays: 12noon until 4:30om (last entry 3:30pm)
Café: 11am until 4pm on days house is open
Garden: 10am until 5pm, 7 days a week

This property offers free access to HHA Friends and Members during normal opening hours.

Please note that these opening times are correct to the best of the HHA’s knowledge, as advised by the property. Opening times may change and a property may very occasionally need to close at short notice. We therefore recommend you check with the property before your visit, by phone or on the property’s website, especially if your journey is likely to be a long one.

Family Friendly Facilities

Free entry for under 16s

Film Locations

Strawberry Hill House and its grounds offer great potential for film/TV/photographs. Considered one of Britain’s finest example of Georgian Gothic architecture the house offers a stunning and unique venue. The house receives numerous enquiries for filming and TV – the house has been used very recently for The Politician's Husband (BBC2), Mr Selfridge (ITV), Flog It (BBC2) and The Culture Show (BBC2).

Contact: Val Beard valerie.beard@strawberryhillhouse.org.uk

Educational Facilities

We aim to create a supportive learning environment to inspire a love of Gothic Art, architecture, literature and history, through creativity, self guided and guided learning.

At the core of this major restoration project was the creation of a comprehensive education and interpretation centre using the restored House as its focus. Our aim is to provide an innovative and community-serving place providing enjoyment for a wide range of audiences.

The education facilities include two purpose-built education rooms, both equipped with computers and AV equipment, and one designed as a wet room for arts and crafts and other more practical activities.

Contact: Lizzy Mooney lizzy.mooney@strawberryhillhouse.org.uk

Groups and special visits

Tours of the house are given for groups of up to 50 at times when the building is not open to the general public. The building including the café and shop are opened privately for the group and guided tours are given in small groups of around 15-20 people.

Tours last around 90 minutes and refreshments can be served on arrival followed by lunch after the tour.

Availability is strictly limited.

Visits to this property may be arranged by telephone and email.

Tailor Made Facilities

Visits to HouseYes
Visits to GardenYes
Other EventsYes
Light RefreshmentsYes
LunchYes
DinnerYes

Contact Details

Contact:
Sue Ann Gladhaug
Address:
Strawberry Hill House
268 Waldegrave Road
Town:
Twickenham
County:
London
Postcode:
TW1 4ST
Phone:
020 8744 1241


Visit www.strawberryhillhouse.org.uk for more information

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