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🌱 Take part in our Seed Swap this weekend 1-2 May!🌱🍅 Celebrate National Gardening Week and bring your seeds along to swa...
29/04/2021

🌱 Take part in our Seed Swap this weekend 1-2 May!🌱

🍅 Celebrate National Gardening Week and bring your seeds along to swap for rare varieties donated by Garden Organic's Heritage Seed Library.

🍅 The Seed Swap will take place between 11am - 3pm on the Flower Garden Lawn (West of the Main House).

🌱 Take part in our Seed Swap this weekend 1-2 May!🌱

🍅 Celebrate National Gardening Week and bring your seeds along to swap for rare varieties donated by Garden Organic's Heritage Seed Library.

🍅 The Seed Swap will take place between 11am - 3pm on the Flower Garden Lawn (West of the Main House).

Happy National Gardening Week! 🌷Why not celebrate by sending us your favourite photos of our glorious grounds? Share the...
26/04/2021

Happy National Gardening Week! 🌷

Why not celebrate by sending us your favourite photos of our glorious grounds? Share them with us in the comments 📷

Happy National Gardening Week! 🌷

Why not celebrate by sending us your favourite photos of our glorious grounds? Share them with us in the comments 📷

Miss getting your art fix at Kenwood? 🎨Take a look at our new page by our Curator, Louise, all about our world-class Suf...
15/04/2021
The Suffolk Collection

Miss getting your art fix at Kenwood? 🎨

Take a look at our new page by our Curator, Louise, all about our world-class Suffolk Collection of paintings ⬇️ https://eht.social/3dkoLUE

The paintings displayed on the first floor at Kenwood were collected over a period of 400 years by generations of the earls of Suffolk and Berkshire. This ancestral collection was given to the nation in 1974 through the will of Margaret ‘Daisy’ Howard, 19th Countess of Suffolk.

Who has seen our new biodiversity board? 👀The board will change seasonally and celebrates the 150th anniversary of the H...
14/04/2021

Who has seen our new biodiversity board? 👀

The board will change seasonally and celebrates the 150th anniversary of the Hampstead Heath Act.

Remember to take a look on your next visit! 🌳🌼🐦

Who has seen our new biodiversity board? 👀

The board will change seasonally and celebrates the 150th anniversary of the Hampstead Heath Act.

Remember to take a look on your next visit! 🌳🌼🐦

Just announced! 🎉Boy George & Culture Club will be performing at Kenwood this summer as part of the HeritageLive Concert...
13/04/2021

Just announced! 🎉

Boy George & Culture Club will be performing at Kenwood this summer as part of the HeritageLive Concerts series. 🎤 🎶

To find out more about the concerts and to book your tickets, click on the links below.

Boy George & Culture Club ➡️ https://eht.social/3mFip5g

Rag'N'Bone Man➡️ https://eht.social/3mFip5g

David Rodigan➡️ https://eht.social/3mFip5g

ℹ️ Please note that these events are managed by HeritageLive Concerts.

Just announced! 🎉

Boy George & Culture Club will be performing at Kenwood this summer as part of the HeritageLive Concerts series. 🎤 🎶

To find out more about the concerts and to book your tickets, click on the links below.

Boy George & Culture Club ➡️ https://eht.social/3mFip5g

Rag'N'Bone Man➡️ https://eht.social/3mFip5g

David Rodigan➡️ https://eht.social/3mFip5g

ℹ️ Please note that these events are managed by HeritageLive Concerts.

Have you seen our magnificent magnolia? Tell us in the comments! ⬇️Look at this great snap captured by Ming on a visit t...
12/04/2021

Have you seen our magnificent magnolia? Tell us in the comments! ⬇️

Look at this great snap captured by Ming on a visit to our grounds 🌼📷

Have you seen our magnificent magnolia? Tell us in the comments! ⬇️

Look at this great snap captured by Ming on a visit to our grounds 🌼📷

Looking for fun crafts and activities to enjoy this Easter? ✂️Look no further than our guide to decorating Pace Eggs wit...
05/04/2021
How To Decorate Eggs For Easter

Looking for fun crafts and activities to enjoy this Easter? ✂️

Look no further than our guide to decorating Pace Eggs with colourful dyes. 🐣⬇️ https://eht.social/3fEWPfN

Looking for fun crafts and activities to enjoy this Easter? Look no further than our guide to decorating Pace Eggs with colourful dyes.You can find full inst...

🎨 We are pleased to share our involvement in the London Tourism Cooperative 's Festival of Hope Art Competition.🙌 To cel...
01/04/2021

🎨 We are pleased to share our involvement in the London Tourism Cooperative 's Festival of Hope Art Competition.

🙌 To celebrate the sense of unity created in our communities over the past year, the London Tourism Cooperative has invited budding young artists across the country to enter an exciting competition. As well as winning a VIP family trip to London, the winning artists will have their work exhibited at London's The O2.

Our Acting Curator, Louise Cooling, will be one of the judges of the competition, helping to choose which works will go on display. Louise is delighted to be involved and help celebrate the amazing sense of community we've seen throughout the pandemic – including the artwork in windows across London – as well as champion the creativity of talented young artists.

🎨 We are pleased to share our involvement in the London Tourism Cooperative 's Festival of Hope Art Competition.

🙌 To celebrate the sense of unity created in our communities over the past year, the London Tourism Cooperative has invited budding young artists across the country to enter an exciting competition. As well as winning a VIP family trip to London, the winning artists will have their work exhibited at London's The O2.

Our Acting Curator, Louise Cooling, will be one of the judges of the competition, helping to choose which works will go on display. Louise is delighted to be involved and help celebrate the amazing sense of community we've seen throughout the pandemic – including the artwork in windows across London – as well as champion the creativity of talented young artists.

Did you know that throughout history, people have given each other eggs at spring festivals to celebrate the new season?...
23/03/2021
Why do we eat eggs at Easter?

Did you know that throughout history, people have given each other eggs at spring festivals to celebrate the new season? 🥚

🐤 Eggs represent new life and rebirth, and it's thought that this ancient custom became a part of Easter celebrations.

Find out more ⬇️ https://eht.social/3vPbNW1

How did eggs become such an important part of Easter celebrations? Find out with our mini history of the Easter egg.

⚠️Please note that due to high winds the wooded areas of Kenwood Estate will be closed from 10 -11 March. ⚠️We’ll monito...
10/03/2021

⚠️Please note that due to high winds the wooded areas of Kenwood Estate will be closed from 10 -11 March. ⚠️

We’ll monitor the wind speeds throughout the day and update on here if we're able to re-open. The other areas of our grounds will still be open for local visits for exercise and our café will be open for takeaway light refreshments.

Please bear in mind government advice before travelling.

⚠️Please note that due to high winds the wooded areas of Kenwood Estate will be closed from 10 -11 March. ⚠️

We’ll monitor the wind speeds throughout the day and update on here if we're able to re-open. The other areas of our grounds will still be open for local visits for exercise and our café will be open for takeaway light refreshments.

Please bear in mind government advice before travelling.

It won't be long before we can welcome you back to Kenwood House! 😀Kenwood House will be open from 19 May and you'll nee...
05/03/2021

It won't be long before we can welcome you back to Kenwood House! 😀

Kenwood House will be open from 19 May and you'll need to book your free tickets in advance. We'll let you know as soon as tickets are available.

The grounds of Kenwood Estate are open and The Stewards Room Café is open for takeaway light refreshments 8am – 4pm.

For details, see: ➡️ http://bit.ly/Kenwood-House

It won't be long before we can welcome you back to Kenwood House! 😀

Kenwood House will be open from 19 May and you'll need to book your free tickets in advance. We'll let you know as soon as tickets are available.

The grounds of Kenwood Estate are open and The Stewards Room Café is open for takeaway light refreshments 8am – 4pm.

For details, see: ➡️ http://bit.ly/Kenwood-House

Looking for some Monday motivation? 👀Take a look at this stunning throwback photo of Barbara Hepworth's Monolith Empyrea...
01/03/2021

Looking for some Monday motivation? 👀

Take a look at this stunning throwback photo of Barbara Hepworth's Monolith Empyrean among our glorious rhododendron bushes.

Thanks to Natasha for sharing with us! 📷🌼

Looking for some Monday motivation? 👀

Take a look at this stunning throwback photo of Barbara Hepworth's Monolith Empyrean among our glorious rhododendron bushes.

Thanks to Natasha for sharing with us! 📷🌼

Have you seen that our ‘Kitty Fisher as Cleopatra Dissolving the Pearl’ by Joshua Reynolds is featured in today’s The Gu...
26/02/2021
The Great British Art Tour: an 18th-century Kardashian? Meet the original influencer

Have you seen that our ‘Kitty Fisher as Cleopatra Dissolving the Pearl’ by Joshua Reynolds is featured in today’s The Guardian and Art UK's Great British Art Tour? 🎨

With public art collections closed, we are bringing the art to you, exploring gems from across the country in partnership with Art UK. Today’s pick: Joshua Reynolds’s Kitty Fisher as Cleopatra in Kenwood House, London

Happy Friday! 🎉Look at this beautiful shot of Kenwood taken by Daniel. Thanks for sharing with us! 📷
26/02/2021

Happy Friday! 🎉

Look at this beautiful shot of Kenwood taken by Daniel. Thanks for sharing with us! 📷

Happy Friday! 🎉

Look at this beautiful shot of Kenwood taken by Daniel. Thanks for sharing with us! 📷

Did you know that Kenwood was probably first built in the early 17th century? Discover more in our history page 👉 https:...
24/02/2021
History of Kenwood

Did you know that Kenwood was probably first built in the early 17th century?

Discover more in our history page 👉 https://eht.social/3bytcZV

Kenwood House, transformed into a neoclassical villa by Robert Adam between 1764 and 1779, is now home to an outstanding collection of Old Master and British paintings.

We love seeing your lovely artwork and photos of Kenwood! 😍Look at this beautiful painting of one of our favourite spots...
23/02/2021

We love seeing your lovely artwork and photos of Kenwood! 😍

Look at this beautiful painting of one of our favourite spots by @MissAMWestcott on Twitter 🎨

We love seeing your lovely artwork and photos of Kenwood! 😍

Look at this beautiful painting of one of our favourite spots by @MissAMWestcott on Twitter 🎨

Looking for some Monday Motivation? How about a stunning photo of Kenwood House? 🏡 Remember to share your favourite phot...
22/02/2021

Looking for some Monday Motivation?

How about a stunning photo of Kenwood House? 🏡 Remember to share your favourite photos of Kenwood in the comments below!

Looking for some Monday Motivation?

How about a stunning photo of Kenwood House? 🏡 Remember to share your favourite photos of Kenwood in the comments below!

Miss wandering around our stunning collection? Explore three of our world-class attractions via Google Arts:🎨 The collec...
02/02/2021
The Iconic Art of Kenwood House - English Heritage - Google Arts & Culture

Miss wandering around our stunning collection?

Explore three of our world-class attractions via Google Arts:

🎨 The collection of portraits by Dutch Old Masters
🎨 The paintings by great 18th-century rivals, Gainsborough and Reynolds and
🎨 The exquisite neoclassical ceiling of the Great Library

👉 https://eht.social/3rfv93q

Kenwood House, a striking Georgian villa, presides over the edge of Hampstead Heath in north London.

Did you know that Lord Iveagh's favourite artist was Joshua Reynolds? In total he acquired 36 works by him!Who is your f...
27/01/2021

Did you know that Lord Iveagh's favourite artist was Joshua Reynolds? In total he acquired 36 works by him!

Who is your favourite artist? Tell us in the comments!

Find out more ➡️ https://eht.social/3iv35G5

🖼️ Mrs Musters as Hebe by Sir Joshua Reynolds

Did you know that Lord Iveagh's favourite artist was Joshua Reynolds? In total he acquired 36 works by him!

Who is your favourite artist? Tell us in the comments!

Find out more ➡️ https://eht.social/3iv35G5

🖼️ Mrs Musters as Hebe by Sir Joshua Reynolds

Take a look at this stunning snowy pic our Site Manager captured over the weekend! ❄️The architect Robert Adam described...
26/01/2021

Take a look at this stunning snowy pic our Site Manager captured over the weekend! ❄️

The architect Robert Adam described Kenwood as 'a beautiful villa belonging to Lord Mansfield, the friend of every elegant art and useful science'. Do you agree?

Take a look at this stunning snowy pic our Site Manager captured over the weekend! ❄️

The architect Robert Adam described Kenwood as 'a beautiful villa belonging to Lord Mansfield, the friend of every elegant art and useful science'. Do you agree?

Kenwood House might be closed but you can still discover our world-class art collection virtually! 🎨🖼️Explore our painti...
25/01/2021

Kenwood House might be closed but you can still discover our world-class art collection virtually! 🎨🖼️

Explore our paintings in the leisure of your own home here 👉 https://eht.social/2NCKBIF

Kenwood House might be closed but you can still discover our world-class art collection virtually! 🎨🖼️

Explore our paintings in the leisure of your own home here 👉 https://eht.social/2NCKBIF

Did you know that the paintings displayed on the ground floor at Kenwood were collected by the Irish brewing magnate and...
20/01/2021
The Iveagh Bequest

Did you know that the paintings displayed on the ground floor at Kenwood were collected by the Irish brewing magnate and philanthropist Edward Cecil Guinness, 1st Earl of Iveagh? 🎨

Find out more on our new page ➡️ https://eht.social/3iv35G5

The paintings displayed on the ground floor at Kenwood were collected in the late 19th century by the Irish brewing magnate and philanthropist Edward Cecil Guinness, 1st Earl of Iveagh.

Afternoon challenge time! 🙌Pick ONE WORD to describe Kenwood. 🏠🎨🌹Tell us your answers in the comments below!
15/01/2021

Afternoon challenge time! 🙌

Pick ONE WORD to describe Kenwood. 🏠🎨🌹

Tell us your answers in the comments below!

Afternoon challenge time! 🙌

Pick ONE WORD to describe Kenwood. 🏠🎨🌹

Tell us your answers in the comments below!

We want to play our part in stopping the spread of COVID-19 and our opening arrangements have changed.If you live locall...
06/01/2021

We want to play our part in stopping the spread of COVID-19 and our opening arrangements have changed.

If you live locally, you'll be able to visit for exercise. All indoor spaces will be closed but the grounds of Kenwood Estate are open. Please check the government's latest advice on travelling before you plan your visit.

The Stewards Room Cafe is open for takeaway only serving cold and hot drinks and cake. 8am – 4pm.

Find out what we're doing to keep you safe: http://eht.social/3pltHLV

Seasons greetings to you all, we hope you have a wonderful Christmas and a happy and healthy New Year 🎄☃️🎁✨➡️ http://bit...
25/12/2020

Seasons greetings to you all, we hope you have a wonderful Christmas and a happy and healthy New Year 🎄☃️🎁✨

➡️ http://bit.ly/Kenwood-House

ℹ️ Unfortunately, we've had to temporarily close the Kenwood cafe and its takeaway service. We'll let you know as soon a...
22/12/2020

ℹ️ Unfortunately, we've had to temporarily close the Kenwood cafe and its takeaway service. We'll let you know as soon as it's back up and running again.

ℹ️ Our grounds are open!From today we're operating in Tier 4 and some parts of your visit might be different or restrict...
16/12/2020

ℹ️ Our grounds are open!

From today we're operating in Tier 4 and some parts of your visit might be different or restricted.

Kenwood House is currently closed because we cannot open in a way that is compliant with government guidelines. We look forward to re-opening as soon as we are able to safely. Our cafés and shops are currently closed.

Please see our website for more information ➡️ https://eht.social/2rkjLXk

We're open! 🙌From today we're operating in Tier 2 and some parts of your visit might be different or restricted. Please ...
02/12/2020

We're open! 🙌

From today we're operating in Tier 2 and some parts of your visit might be different or restricted. Please see our website for more information and how to book your free tickets for the House ➡️ https://eht.social/2rkjLXk

Today we would like to say a big thank you to #NationalLottery players for helping to fund our major refurbishment proje...
19/11/2020

Today we would like to say a big thank you to #NationalLottery players for helping to fund our major refurbishment project during 2012 and 2013.

#ThanksToYou eight rooms were redecorated and reinterpreted, including our magnificent Great Library which was restored to its original colour scheme for all to enjoy.

Through the National Lottery Heritage Fund visitors are able to admire the glorious house and imagine themselves stepping back into the 18th century.

ℹ️ Our grounds will be open during November for local visits only.  We're asking everyone to follow the latest governmen...
06/11/2020

ℹ️ Our grounds will be open during November for local visits only. We're asking everyone to follow the latest government advice on essential journeys.

Kenwood House is closed temporarily because we cannot open in a way that is compliant with government guidelines. We look forward to re-opening as soon the restrictions are lifted, and you can still book for visits from Dec 3rd.

Our website has details on how we're keeping you safe ➡️ https://eht.social/2rkjLXk

31/10/2020

Happy Halloween from Kenwood! 🎃

Did you know that records of witches stretch as far back as Ancient Greece and Rome? But how did they become to be seen as evil and someone to be feared? 🧹

Find out in our latest History in a Nutshell video ➡️ https://eht.social/3oTfwhY

Look at this glorious photo taken by one of our visitors, Daniel. Remember to share your photos with us in the comments....
29/10/2020

Look at this glorious photo taken by one of our visitors, Daniel.

Remember to share your photos with us in the comments. We love to see them! 📷

Book your visit to Kenwood House. Free entry for all ➡️ https://eht.social/2rkjLXk

27/10/2020

Do you have a favourite book? Tell us in the comments 📚

Remember to take a look at our secondhand bookshop on your next visit. We've got lots to choose from!

Find out more ➡️ https://eht.social/2TyF4kb

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Kenwood House Hampstead Lane
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NW3 7JR

Opening Hours

Monday 10:00 - 17:00
Tuesday 10:00 - 17:00
Wednesday 10:00 - 17:00
Thursday 10:00 - 17:00
Friday 10:00 - 17:00
Saturday 10:00 - 17:00
Sunday 10:00 - 17:00

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Missing beautiful Kenwood walks, tea & cake
Volunteering at Kenwood House and sharing its Georgian / Robert Adam wonders and an unmatched collection of great paintings is a privilege and feeds my spirit. I miss you
I know its a bit before my time lol but, I came across this Original 1784 print of Caen Wood Villa (Kenwood House) and had to have it, it now hangs framed with an original 1928 map of Hampstead in my Living room
Join the Kenwood volunteers this half term as they delve deeper into the house’s history. These free talks cover a variety of topics and run at 11.30am, 12.30pm and 2.00pm every Tuesday and Thursday, are free to join and last 10-15 minutes.
A short film I have dug up from my dad's archive, Kenwood House 1976...
January 1st 2019 and these rhododendrons think it's springtime.
I've been trying unsuccessfully to get assistance with Kenwood House-related research. Could you please help?
How about we do something similar?
we had a wonderful time at Kenwood House last Saturday 04.08.18. my album is on my wall, feel free to use any pics you may like.