Kenwood House

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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

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?

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

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!

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

We love autumn at Kenwood! 🍂Do you have any favourite seasonal snaps from your visits? 📷 Remember to share them in the c...
26/10/2020

We love autumn at Kenwood! 🍂

Do you have any favourite seasonal snaps from your visits? 📷 Remember to share them in the comments, we'd love to see them! 😍

Book your visit ➡️ https://eht.social/2rkjLXk

Did you know it's just under 10 weeks until Christmas? The perfect time to take a look around our Christmas shop after a...
21/10/2020

Did you know it's just under 10 weeks until Christmas? The perfect time to take a look around our Christmas shop after a wander around the house. 🎄

Browse for the perfect gift for a loved one from festive aprons to delicious seasonal treats! 🎁

Book your visit to the house ➡️ http://bit.ly/2EUYquC

We're delighted to announce that English Heritage has secured funding to resurface the south terrace of Kenwood House in...
20/10/2020

We're delighted to announce that English Heritage has secured funding to resurface the south terrace of Kenwood House in 2021-22 as part of the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport's Culture Recovery Fund. Planning has just started, so watch this space for updates. #HereForCulture

Did you know that the Iveagh Bequest Act of 1929 stipulated that Kenwood should be open free of charge to the public?Thi...
16/10/2020

Did you know that the Iveagh Bequest Act of 1929 stipulated that Kenwood should be open free of charge to the public?

This even included the display of 63 of Lord Iveagh's outstanding collection of Old Master and British paintings!

Book your visit ➡️ https://eht.social/2rkjLXk

What's been your favourite highlight of autumn so far? Tell us in the comments!We've loved walks around the grounds taki...
13/10/2020

What's been your favourite highlight of autumn so far? Tell us in the comments!

We've loved walks around the grounds taking in all the seasonal changes and warming up with a wander around the house! 🍂

Book your visit to the house ➡️ https://eht.social/2rkjLXk

The government's £1.57 billion Cultural Recovery Fund will safeguard England's most-loved historic places, including her...
09/10/2020

The government's £1.57 billion Cultural Recovery Fund will safeguard England's most-loved historic places, including here at Kenwood. #HereForCulture

Looking for something to do this October? 🍂From getting crafty at home to finding a warming recipe in our new cookbook, ...
06/10/2020

Looking for something to do this October? 🍂

From getting crafty at home to finding a warming recipe in our new cookbook, English Heritage has got you covered! 🍁

Find out more in our blog post ➡️ https://bit.ly/34xOUcX

01/10/2020

⚠️ Kenwood will be closed 02/10/20 due to forecast high winds – we're sorry for any inconvenience caused. We’ll monitor the wind speeds throughout the day and update on here if we're able to re-open. We will not be able to admit ticket holders to Kenwood House during this closure. We hope that those with bookings for time slots while we are closed will consider rebooking to visit Kenwood House another day via our website.⚠️ ➡️ https://bit.ly/33ii4xa

From Vermeer to Rembrandt, which is your favourite painting to admire in the house? Tell us in the comments below! 🎨Reme...
30/09/2020

From Vermeer to Rembrandt, which is your favourite painting to admire in the house? Tell us in the comments below! 🎨

Remember to book your visit ➡️ https://eht.social/2rkjLXk

Looking for a good read? 📚Don't forget that our second-hand bookshop is open with a one-way system in place! Rumour has ...
28/09/2020

Looking for a good read? 📚

Don't forget that our second-hand bookshop is open with a one-way system in place! Rumour has it our grounds also have some of the best reading spots in London...

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

25/09/2020

⚠️ Unfortunately, due to high winds, we have had to make the decision to now close Kenwood Estate and Kenwood House today (25/09/2020). This includes the Brew House Restaurant, Stewards Room Café, and West Lodge Car Park. We apologise for any inconvenience caused. ⚠️

Did you know that in the mid 18th-century views on childhood began to change?French philosopher, Jean-Jacques Rousseau, ...
24/09/2020

Did you know that in the mid 18th-century views on childhood began to change?

French philosopher, Jean-Jacques Rousseau, argued that childhood was an age of innocence and his ideas can be seen in many paintings of the time.

Find out more in our Pictures of Innocence trail. Advanced booking only ➡️ https://eht.social/325oSh5

🎨 Anne, Countess of Albemarle, and Her Son, by George Romney

Happy Autumn Equinox! 🍂Why not share your favourite autumnal photo you've taken at Kenwood in the comments? 📷 We'd love ...
22/09/2020

Happy Autumn Equinox! 🍂

Why not share your favourite autumnal photo you've taken at Kenwood in the comments? 📷 We'd love to see them! 😍

Remember the House is now open. Book your visit ➡️ https://eht.social/2rkjLXk

Did you know that pets became increasingly popular in 18th-century society? 🐾Many believed that the caring treatment of ...
16/09/2020

Did you know that pets became increasingly popular in 18th-century society? 🐾

Many believed that the caring treatment of animals reflected a moral society and these ideas can be seen in paintings of the time.

🎨 Master Philip Yorke, Joshua Reynolds, 1787

Find out more in our trail, Pictures of Innocence. Booking essential ➡️ https://eht.social/325oSh5

Which is your favourite room to visit? Tell us in the comments! Booking essential. Free entry for all ➡️ https://eht.soc...
14/09/2020

Which is your favourite room to visit? Tell us in the comments!

Booking essential. Free entry for all ➡️ https://eht.social/2rkjLXk

Are your pets this well behaved? 🐰Don't forget to get your art fix with our trail, Pictures of Innocence, which includes...
10/09/2020

Are your pets this well behaved? 🐰

Don't forget to get your art fix with our trail, Pictures of Innocence, which includes fascinating paintings such as Boy and Rabbit by Henry Raeburn on loan from Royal Academy of Arts 🎨

Booking essential. Free entry for all➡️ https://eht.social/2rkjLXk

Did you know that on your visit to the House you can enjoy our trail, Pictures of Innocence? 🎨Take a wander through our ...
07/09/2020

Did you know that on your visit to the House you can enjoy our trail, Pictures of Innocence? 🎨

Take a wander through our magnificent rooms and discover how new ideas about innocence, morality and family were reflected in the art of the Georgian age.

Remember, to visit you'll need to book in advance. Entry is free for all. Find out more here ➡️ https://eht.social/325oJKz

🖌️ The Honourable E.S. Russell and His Brother, by Edwin Landseer, 1834

We're delighted to be reopening parts of the House today 🎉 We've been working hard to welcome you back safely!If you're ...
02/09/2020

We're delighted to be reopening parts of the House today 🎉 We've been working hard to welcome you back safely!

If you're joining us, please share your pictures in the comments below. We'd love to see everyone enjoying Kenwood House once again! 📷

Our tickets are being booked up so if you'd like to visit us soon, book now. Entry is free. ➡️ https://eht.social/2rkjLXk

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Kenwood House Hampstead Lane
London
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
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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?
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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.
Fantastic to see KRIS KRISTOFFERSON on the Kenwood Stage last week. Legend. One of the greatest singer songwriters ever.