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Operating as usual

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

We're delighted to announce that tickets are now available to book for the ground floor of the House from 2 September. 🎉...
24/08/2020

We're delighted to announce that tickets are now available to book for the ground floor of the House from 2 September. 🎉

🏡🌸 To help keep everyone safe, some things may be a little different when you visit. You can book tickets and find out what to expect here: https://eht.social/2rkjLXk

It's been great to see you all enjoying our glorious grounds! 🌷We're delighted to announce that we will be able to safel...
19/08/2020

It's been great to see you all enjoying our glorious grounds! 🌷

We're delighted to announce that we will be able to safely reopen the ground floor of our stunning Georgian villa from 2 September for pre-booked visits only. 🎉 🏡🌸 Here is a photo of our wonderful volunteers enjoying their socially distanced training session, ready to welcome you all back!

Tickets will be available soon and to help keep everyone safe, some things may be a little different when you visit. You can find out what to expect here: https://eht.social/2rkjLXk

Did you know that we're taking part in the Eat Out to Help Out scheme this August?That means that EVERY Monday to Wednes...
18/08/2020

Did you know that we're taking part in the Eat Out to Help Out scheme this August?

That means that EVERY Monday to Wednesday you'll get 50% off our delicious takeaway meals and refreshing non-alcoholic drinks up to a maximum of £10 per person at our cafe 😋 Sounds like a tasty deal to us!

Find out more 👉 https://eht.social/38HaayH

We're taking part in the Eat Out to Help Out scheme this August. EVERY Monday to Wednesday get 50% off meals and non-alc...
03/08/2020

We're taking part in the Eat Out to Help Out scheme this August. EVERY Monday to Wednesday get 50% off meals and non-alcoholic drinks up to a maximum of £10 per person at our cafe 😋

Find out more 👉 https://eht.social/2YerDJO

We're delighted to be shortlisted for the Museums and Heritage Awards 2020 for our Rembrandt No Filter display which mar...
02/07/2020

We're delighted to be shortlisted for the Museums and Heritage Awards 2020 for our Rembrandt No Filter display which marked the 350th anniversary of the artist's death.

The display placed Rembrandt's celebrated 'Self-Portrait with Two Circles' alongside our visitors' selfies to explore the artist's own self-scrutiny against the filtered images of the 'selfie' age.

Did you get a chance to visit the display? Let us know in the comments!

On this day in 1772, in the case of James Somerset, Lord Mansfield of Kenwood House ruled that slavers could not forcibl...
22/06/2020

On this day in 1772, in the case of James Somerset, Lord Mansfield of Kenwood House ruled that slavers could not forcibly send any slaves in England out of the country. The Somerset Case was a legal landmark towards the abolition of slavery and a beacon of hope to many seeking freedom and justice.

It is not clear whether this ruling was influenced by Lord Mansfield's close relationship with his niece, Dido Belle a mixed-race woman raised here at Kenwood House. Read more ➡️ https://eht.social/3epmJ3t

Looking for some artistic inspiration during this time? Although, you aren't able to visit us we can still appreciate th...
07/04/2020

Looking for some artistic inspiration during this time? Although, you aren't able to visit us we can still appreciate the beauty of Kenwood through your lovely artwork! 🎨

How about taking inspiration from artist Yotam Zohar who drew this beautiful picture of Kenwood inspired by a photo we posted a couple of months ago? We love it! 😍

Don't forget to share yours with us in the comments below!

Looking for some Wednesday Wisdom on your lunch break?Find out about some of the influential, powerful and rebellious wo...
01/04/2020

Looking for some Wednesday Wisdom on your lunch break?

Find out about some of the influential, powerful and rebellious women throughout history including Dido Belle who lived at Kenwood House ➡️ https://eht.social/3dIpXiB

Look at this beautiful painting of Kenwood House by @secretartistNW5  😍Don't forget to share your memories and photos of...
31/03/2020

Look at this beautiful painting of Kenwood House by @secretartistNW5 😍

Don't forget to share your memories and photos of Kenwood House with us! We love to see them so, head to the comments and share away!

Missing Kenwood House and craving a wander around our gorgeous Georgian villa (all from the comfort of your own home)? E...
30/03/2020

Missing Kenwood House and craving a wander around our gorgeous Georgian villa (all from the comfort of your own home)?

Explore our beautiful art and architecture via Google Arts & Culture ➡️ https://eht.social/2QVahPb

ℹ️ In line with government guidelines, our staffed sites remain closed. It’s now clear that we’ll not be able to re-open...
24/03/2020

ℹ️ In line with government guidelines, our staffed sites remain closed. It’s now clear that we’ll not be able to re-open on 1 May as we’d originally hoped. Instead we’ll re-open as soon as government advice allows and only when we can ensure everyone’s safety.

The grounds at Kenwood House are open but the property itself will be closed until 1 May following the latest government...
18/03/2020

The grounds at Kenwood House are open but the property itself will be closed until 1 May following the latest government recommendations: https://eht.social/2TYaCmg. Toilets and catering will be unavailable.

Many more free-to-enter sites, which are unstaffed and have large open spaces, will remain open during this time: https://eht.social/2DAm3dH.

From child genius to founding member of The Royal Academy, from renowned history painter and portraitist to celebrity de...
08/03/2020

From child genius to founding member of The Royal Academy, from renowned history painter and portraitist to celebrity designer, Angelica Kauffman was one of the 18th century’s most internationally acclaimed artists.

Learn more in today's Spotlight Talk at 12:30 in the Breakfast Room. ➡️ http://bit.ly/VisitKenwood

For International Women's Month we’re running a series of spotlight talks highlighting some of the incredible stories su...
07/03/2020

For International Women's Month we’re running a series of spotlight talks highlighting some of the incredible stories surrounding the women at Kenwood.

Join us tomorrow in the Breakfast Room at 12:30pm for International Women's Day, to hear the first talk of the series on Angelica Kauffmann, one of only two female Founder Members of the Royal Academy! ➡️ http://bit.ly/VisitKenwood

Please note that The Stewards Room will be closed on 9th March for redesign and redecoration and will re-open in Spring ...
06/03/2020

Please note that The Stewards Room will be closed on 9th March for redesign and redecoration and will re-open in Spring 2020.

During this time, visitors can try the new pop-up catering offer on the south terrace.

Find out more ➡️ https://eht.social/2CNLh4V

Happy World Book Day! 📚We believe that you can never have too many books and if you agree then why not come visit our st...
05/03/2020

Happy World Book Day! 📚

We believe that you can never have too many books and if you agree then why not come visit our stunning secondhand bookshop in Mansion Cottage.

Led by our wonderful volunteers the shop is open Wednesday-Friday 12-4pm and Saturday & Sunday 10am-4pm. ➡️ http://bit.ly/VisitKenwood

Join us tomorrow at 1pm & 2:30pm in our stunning Music Room to enjoy the wonderful Emy’s Band recital/lecture. 🎶 Named a...
29/02/2020

Join us tomorrow at 1pm & 2:30pm in our stunning Music Room to enjoy the wonderful Emy’s Band recital/lecture. 🎶

Named after Emma Hart (pictured), whose painting can be viewed in the Breakfast Room, the group features Steve, a dedicated volunteer, who helps keep Kenwood open to the public.

We look forward to seeing you! ➡️ http://bit.ly/VisitKenwood

Happy Pancake Day 🍴Did you know that like Easter, Shrove Tuesday occurs on a different date each year because it is calc...
25/02/2020
Why do we eat pancakes on pancake day? - English Heritage Blog

Happy Pancake Day 🍴

Did you know that like Easter, Shrove Tuesday occurs on a different date each year because it is calculated by the cycles of the moon?

Find out more in our blog post!

Pancake Day, or Shrove Tuesday, is on 13 Februrary in 2018. We asked Sam Bilton about the history of the celebration. She’s also found an 18th-century recipe for a kind of pancake pie for you to try at home – the ultimate … Continue reading →

Looking for something to do this weekend?Stay out of the rain with a visit around Kenwood's breathtaking interiors and s...
21/02/2020

Looking for something to do this weekend?

Stay out of the rain with a visit around Kenwood's breathtaking interiors and stunning world-class art collection, including Rembrandt and Vermeer. 🎨

Check out our opening times ➡️ https://eht.social/2rkjLXk

⚠️ Please note that due to the forecasted adverse weather this weekend, Kenwood House, Estate and Car Park will be close...
14/02/2020

⚠️ Please note that due to the forecasted adverse weather this weekend, Kenwood House, Estate and Car Park will be closed 15 - 16 February 2020. We apologise for any inconvenience. ⚠️

Looking for something to listen to on your commute home?Join our senior curator Wendy Monkhouse and discover the endurin...
10/02/2020
Episode 29 - Rembrandt’s ultimate ‘selfie’ at Kenwood

Looking for something to listen to on your commute home?

Join our senior curator Wendy Monkhouse and discover the enduring appeal of Rembrandt's Self Portrait with Two Circles in the English Heritage podcast.

To mark the 350th anniversary of Rembrandt’s death a new exhibition has been launched at Kenwood, the London home of the Dutch artist’s most famous painting, Self-portrait with Two Circles. The exhibi

Have you seen our new community events page? Make sure you take a look and see all the fun and interesting activties we ...
08/02/2020

Have you seen our new community events page?

Make sure you take a look and see all the fun and interesting activties we have going on during your next visit.

Take part in our family craft sessions or join a tour of our amazing art collection ➡️ https://eht.social/37b5gYd

Have you experienced our new tour yet? 🌟The Rivals: Joshua Reynolds versus Thomas GainsboroughExplore the rivalry of the...
25/01/2020

Have you experienced our new tour yet?
🌟The Rivals: Joshua Reynolds versus Thomas Gainsborough
Explore the rivalry of these two masters with fresh eyes through the 26 paintings by Gainsborough and Reynolds housed within Kenwood's walls.
To book a tour email: [email protected]
Available Monday, Wednesday or Friday morning starting 10.30am or 11am - £14.50pp. 5-15 people.
See more ➡️ https://bit.ly/2TCtibz

Did you know that it's the Big Garden Birdwatch this weekend? 🐦Keep an eye out for any beautiful birds you can spot in o...
25/01/2020

Did you know that it's the Big Garden Birdwatch this weekend? 🐦

Keep an eye out for any beautiful birds you can spot in our grounds! ➡️ https://eht.social/2rkjLXk

Did you know that you can join our expert volunteers team for a free 15 minute talk on Rembrandt and our No Filter Exhib...
23/01/2020

Did you know that you can join our expert volunteers team for a free 15 minute talk on Rembrandt and our No Filter Exhibition during your visit?

These will take place Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays at 12.30 pm.

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

Did you know we're running a new tour? The Rivals: Joshua Reynolds versus Thomas GainsboroughTwo supreme creative talent...
22/01/2020

Did you know we're running a new tour?
The Rivals: Joshua Reynolds versus Thomas Gainsborough

Two supreme creative talents competing for fame and fortune. Exploring their rivalry through the 26 paintings in the Iveagh Bequest and part of Kenwood's fabulous collection. See more➡️ https://bit.ly/2TCtibz

To book a tour email: [email protected]
Available Monday, Wednesday or Friday morning starting 10.30am or 11am - £14.50pp. 5-15 people.

This Sunday we're shining a spotlight 🔎 on our Rembrandt 'No Filter' display which has been extended until 14th February...
19/01/2020

This Sunday we're shining a spotlight 🔎 on our Rembrandt 'No Filter' display which has been extended until 14th February 2020. The display commemorates the artist's 350th anniversary.

Don't forget to include your selfie on your next visit! 📷➡️ https://eht.social/2uinr0b

Nearly time for the weekend!How about taking a wander around our grounds and world-class art collection? Find out more ➡...
17/01/2020

Nearly time for the weekend!

How about taking a wander around our grounds and world-class art collection?

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

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Kenwood House Hampstead Lane
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Tuesday 10:00 - 17:00
Wednesday 10:00 - 17:00
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Lovely library.
Is the Chic and Nile Rodgers concert still going ahead on June 20th as I can't see it anywhere on yours or their page?
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.
Fantastic to see KRIS KRISTOFFERSON on the Kenwood Stage last week. Legend. One of the greatest singer songwriters ever.