Dorich House Museum

Dorich House Museum Dorich House Museum is the former home of the internationally acclaimed Estonian Sculptor Dora Gordine (1895-1991) and her husband, the Hon.
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Richard Hare. Kingston University's Dorich House Museum is currently closed in line with government guidelines. Please check back in January for information on our reopening.

Operating as usual

Only a week to go until we reopen! There are still spaces available for self-guided visits and guided tours, so head ove...
13/05/2021

Only a week to go until we reopen! There are still spaces available for self-guided visits and guided tours, so head over to our Eventbrite and book your free ticket: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/o/dorich-house-museum-19837792251
We will only be open for pre-booked visits, so please make sure you book BEFORE visiting.

Only a week to go until we reopen! There are still spaces available for self-guided visits and guided tours, so head over to our Eventbrite and book your free ticket: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/o/dorich-house-museum-19837792251
We will only be open for pre-booked visits, so please make sure you book BEFORE visiting.

We're thrilled to announce that we are planning on reopening on Thursday 20 May, pending government guidance. We will be...
01/05/2021

We're thrilled to announce that we are planning on reopening on Thursday 20 May, pending government guidance. We will be open on Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays for one hour pre-booked self-guided visits at 11am, 12:30pm, 2pm, and 3:30pm. It will be free to visit during May, June, and July 2021, but you must book a ticket before visiting via Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/dorich-house-museum-visit-may-june-and-july-2021-tickets-152855199015

We will also have free guided tours available at 11am on most Fridays and Saturdays, which you can book here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/dorich-house-museum-guided-tours-may-june-and-july-2021-tickets-152718032747

We look forward to welcoming you back soon!

We're thrilled to announce that we are planning on reopening on Thursday 20 May, pending government guidance. We will be open on Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays for one hour pre-booked self-guided visits at 11am, 12:30pm, 2pm, and 3:30pm. It will be free to visit during May, June, and July 2021, but you must book a ticket before visiting via Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/dorich-house-museum-visit-may-june-and-july-2021-tickets-152855199015

We will also have free guided tours available at 11am on most Fridays and Saturdays, which you can book here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/dorich-house-museum-guided-tours-may-june-and-july-2021-tickets-152718032747

We look forward to welcoming you back soon!

We were saddened to hear about the recent death of actor and flamenco dancer Trader Faulkner, who was a long-time friend...
28/04/2021
Remembering Trader Faulkner | Actor, Dancer & Friend of Dora Gordine | Dorich House Museum

We were saddened to hear about the recent death of actor and flamenco dancer Trader Faulkner, who was a long-time friend of Dora Gordine, and remained a friend and visitor to Dorich House after Dora's death in 1991. He will be missed at the museum.

https://www.dorichhousemuseum.org.uk/2021/04/28/remembering-trader-faulkner-actor-dancer-friend-of-dora-gordine/

Studio Home of Dora Gordine & Richard Hare

Tickets still available for our free online event next week! Hidden Histories: Squatting and Raves in Dorich House, feat...
16/04/2021
Hidden Histories: Squatting and Raves at Dorich House in the 1990s

Tickets still available for our free online event next week! Hidden Histories: Squatting and Raves in Dorich House, features artist Laura Grace Ford in conversation with Omar Karmi, Luke Moreton, Amy Schofield and Tat Whalley.

For more info and to book: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/hidden-histories-squatting-and-raves-at-dorich-house-in-the-1990s-tickets-149891897701

Artist Laura Grace Ford in conversation with Omar Karmi, Luke Moreton, Amy Schofield and Tat Whalley.

We are pleased to announce that the tenth contribution to Dora: Dialogues on Women's Creative Practice and Thinking has ...
15/04/2021

We are pleased to announce that the tenth contribution to Dora: Dialogues on Women's Creative Practice and Thinking has now been published.

'For Marlow Moss' by Andrew Bick, explores the life and work of pre-war British constructivist artist Marlow Moss.
https://www.dorichhousemuseum.org.uk/research-archive/dora-volume-one/

We are pleased to announce that the tenth contribution to Dora: Dialogues on Women's Creative Practice and Thinking has now been published.

'For Marlow Moss' by Andrew Bick, explores the life and work of pre-war British constructivist artist Marlow Moss.
https://www.dorichhousemuseum.org.uk/research-archive/dora-volume-one/

It is with great sadness that we learned of the death of our colleague Elaine Wilson, Senior Technician in Ceramics at K...
07/04/2021

It is with great sadness that we learned of the death of our colleague Elaine Wilson, Senior Technician in Ceramics at Kingston School of Art. Elaine was a talented artist and we were proud to present her work at Dorich House Museum in 2015.

It is with great sadness that we learned of the death of our colleague Elaine Wilson, Senior Technician in Ceramics at Kingston School of Art. Elaine was a talented artist and we were proud to present her work at Dorich House Museum in 2015.

Want to follow in the footsteps of Dora Gordine by continuing the tradition of sculpture in Kingston?The Kingston Sculpt...
24/03/2021
A new sculpture trail in Kingston

Want to follow in the footsteps of Dora Gordine by continuing the tradition of sculpture in Kingston?

The Kingston Sculpture Trail is currently accepting proposals for 6 new temporary artworks to be part of a public trail this summer.

For info, visit: www.kingstonfirst.co.uk/sculpture-trail

A newly launched project looking to bring an exciting new sculpture trail to Kingston town centre is being organised through a partnership of the Canbury Community Trust, Kingston Council, Kingston First and Kingston University.

There are still tickets available for Interiors in the Era of Covid-19, a webinar we are hosting for the Modern Interior...
19/03/2021

There are still tickets available for Interiors in the Era of Covid-19, a webinar we are hosting for the Modern Interiors Research Centre on Wednesday 24th March from 10:30am-5:10pm.

To learn more, or to book your free place, please visit Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/interiors-in-the-era-of-covid-19-tickets-141821789791

There are still tickets available for Interiors in the Era of Covid-19, a webinar we are hosting for the Modern Interiors Research Centre on Wednesday 24th March from 10:30am-5:10pm.

To learn more, or to book your free place, please visit Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/interiors-in-the-era-of-covid-19-tickets-141821789791

Don't miss Stanley Picker Gallery's Online Salon tomorrow at 6:30pm, featuring artists Oreet Ashery, Judy Rabinowitz Pri...
17/03/2021
Online Salon: Oreet Ashery, Nadia Hebson & Judy Rabinowitz Price

Don't miss Stanley Picker Gallery's Online Salon tomorrow at 6:30pm, featuring artists Oreet Ashery, Judy Rabinowitz Price, and Nadia Hebson, who was Dorich House Museum's 2020 Studio Resident.

Book your free ticket here:
https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/online-salon-oreet-ashery-nadia-hebson-judy-rabinowitz-price-tickets-144751625007?aff=erelexpmlt

Register your attendance for Stanley Picker Gallery's Online Salon III featuring Oreet Ashery, Nadia Hebson & Judy Rabinowitz Price.

Photos from Iconic Houses's post
03/03/2021

Photos from Iconic Houses's post

We're excited to have one of our sculptures featured in The Guardian and Art UK's Great British Art Tour, with an articl...
18/02/2021
The Great British Art Tour: A Chinese student in the bronze age

We're excited to have one of our sculptures featured in The Guardian and Art UK's Great British Art Tour, with an article written by our curator Dr. Fiona Fisher! Link below.

With public art collections closed we are bringing the art to you, exploring highlights from across the country in partnership with Art UK. Today’s pick: Dora Gordine’s portrait of Chia-Chu Chang, in Kingston

It's #ThumbsUpItsThursday today, and we've got a fun new craft created by Museum Assistant Maria Val De Los Rios that wa...
18/02/2021

It's #ThumbsUpItsThursday today, and we've got a fun new craft created by Museum Assistant Maria Val De Los Rios that was inspired by Dora Gordine's habit of asking guests to change into a pair of slippers from her eclectic collection when they arrived at Dorich House.

Visit: https://www.dorichhousemuseum.org.uk/2021/02/18/get-creative-thumbs-up-its-thursday-february-half-term-2021/ to learn how to make and decorate your own slippers and be sure to tag us so we can see your unique creations!

It's #ThumbsUpItsThursday today, and we've got a fun new craft created by Museum Assistant Maria Val De Los Rios that was inspired by Dora Gordine's habit of asking guests to change into a pair of slippers from her eclectic collection when they arrived at Dorich House.

Visit: https://www.dorichhousemuseum.org.uk/2021/02/18/get-creative-thumbs-up-its-thursday-february-half-term-2021/ to learn how to make and decorate your own slippers and be sure to tag us so we can see your unique creations!

The second strand of the Squatter Years Project is now on our website! Discover how Dorich House has changed over the ye...
12/02/2021

The second strand of the Squatter Years Project is now on our website! Discover how Dorich House has changed over the years with a short film and series of essays that chart the building’s journey from studio home to museum.

https://www.dorichhousemuseum.org.uk/projects/the-squatter-years/

The second strand of the Squatter Years Project is now on our website! Discover how Dorich House has changed over the years with a short film and series of essays that chart the building’s journey from studio home to museum.

https://www.dorichhousemuseum.org.uk/projects/the-squatter-years/

29/01/2021

The first strand of our Squatter Years Project is now on our website! Discover the fascinating stories of some of the 'lost objects' in Dora Gordine and Richard Hare's Russian collection in an online publication written by our wonderful project volunteers. https://www.dorichhousemuseum.org.uk/projects/the-squatter-years/

On 30th Jan, we're holding a free online talk on the life of sculptor Dora Gordine and the history of Dorich House, feat...
15/01/2021

On 30th Jan, we're holding a free online talk on the life of sculptor Dora Gordine and the history of Dorich House, featuring three fascinating speakers who have researched her life from different angles.

To learn more or book your place, visit:
https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/dora-gordine-dorich-house-friendship-life-legacy-tickets-136819748551

On 30th Jan, we're holding a free online talk on the life of sculptor Dora Gordine and the history of Dorich House, featuring three fascinating speakers who have researched her life from different angles.

To learn more or book your place, visit:
https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/dora-gordine-dorich-house-friendship-life-legacy-tickets-136819748551

05/12/2020

Our Russian Winter Weekend talks have ended, but the weekend's not over yet! Check out our website: https://www.dorichhousemuseum.org.uk/news-events/ for beautiful new photos of some of our Russian icons, and fun activities for the whole family over the Christmas season, including a free colouring book inspired by our Russian collection by Museum Assistant Kyle Campbell-Pope and the recipe for our cafe's delicious gingerbread cake, along with a short cooking demonstration. If you take part in either activity, please tag us - we'd love to see what you create! And don't forget that the museum is open for pre-booked visits next Friday and Saturday, and we still have a few slots available, which you can book via Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/dorich-house-museum-visit-december-2020-tickets-130783373591

Interested in learning more about the museum's Russian Collection? Check out our free online talk on Saturday 5th Decemb...
26/11/2020
Online Talk | Dorich House Museum Russian Collection with Alison McGregor

Interested in learning more about the museum's Russian Collection? Check out our free online talk on Saturday 5th December by Dorich House Museum tour guide Alison McGregor! Book your spot here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/online-talk-dorich-house-museum-russian-collection-with-alison-mcgregor-tickets-129267583823

Alison McGregor speaks about Dorich House Museum's Russian Collection as part of our virtual Russian Winter Weekend

Don't miss our upcoming Russian Winter Weekend, a free online programme of talks and fun family activities on the 4th an...
19/11/2020

Don't miss our upcoming Russian Winter Weekend, a free online programme of talks and fun family activities on the 4th and 5th December! Highlights include Russian art expert Cynthia Coleman Sparke's talk on Fabergé, Dorich House tour guide Alison McGregor's talk on the museum's Russian collection, a cookery demonstration where you can learn to make the museum's delicious Russian gingerbread, a family art activity, and more! For more information, including booking info, please visit our website: https://www.dorichhousemuseum.org.uk/2020/11/19/russian-winter-weekend-2020-online/

14/10/2020
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There are still a few spaces left on our guided tour this Friday 16 October at 11am. Join our wonderful tour guides to learn more about Dorich House, its collections and former occupants.
For all available times and dates, visit our website.
dorichhousemuseum.org.uk/visit/
Pre booking is essential.

This weekend the UK’s largest architectural festival Open House London takes place. The event this year will be more div...
18/09/2020

This weekend the UK’s largest architectural festival Open House London takes place. The event this year will be more diverse than ever, featuring live talks, walks and buildings to visit along with an extensive online programme showcasing buildings that are unable to open their doors.
While we remain closed to the public, Dorich House Museum will be participating online and we invite you to visit our website to view Open House related content including a new short film Dorich House: Then and Now created by photographer Ellie Laycock which shows how the building has changed over the years. www.dorichhousemuseum.org.uk/2020/09/02/open-house-london/
While online, make sure to visit Kingston University, virtually showcasing its new building Town House and discover why it is the new hub for students, staff, the local community and beyond. Make sure to also tune in to Mill Street Building at Knights Park which is the refurbished Kingston School of Art extension with brand-new workshops and studios.
Locally, the Borough of Kingston upon Thames has a range of walks and buildings to visit plus plenty of online content. Don’t miss a virtual tour of The Picker House, Designed by Kenneth Wood and completed in 1968, the house was built for the patron of the arts and businessman Stanley Picker and is a time capsule of 1960s art and design. More information about the Picker House and Stanley Picker can be found on the Stanley Picker Gallery website.
www.facebook.com/openhouselondon2020

Each year in September, Dorich House Museum participates in Heritage Open Days, England’s largest festival of history an...
11/09/2020
Heritage Open Days 2020 Hidden Nature | The Dorich House Plot | Dorich House Museum

Each year in September, Dorich House Museum participates in Heritage Open Days, England’s largest festival of history and culture. For the first time, the Heritage Open Days (HODs) programme will comprise a mix of in-person and digital events;
This year’s theme is Hidden Nature which offers an opportunity to discover the nature that exists on our doorsteps, as well as the built heritage.

As Dorich House Museum is unable to open to the public for this year’s festival, our Curator Fiona Fisher has shared some insights on our website about the garden and grounds at Dorich House Museum, some of which has been uncovered as part of our current National Lottery Heritage Fund project, 'The Squatter Years: Recovering Dorich House Museum’s Recent Past'.

🍀 Hidden Nature themed Dorich House Museum content is available to view in the News and Events section of our website.

Locally you are invited to delve into Kingston’s heritage with a series of Heritage Open Days commencing ‪on Friday 11 September‬ and running ‪until 20 September‬. The festival will comprise talks and walks, and plenty of online content celebrating the borough’s rich 1100-year history, all of which are free to explore!

https://www.dorichhousemuseum.org.uk/2020/08/20/heritage-open-days-2020/

Studio Home of Dora Gordine & Richard Hare

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Dorich House, 67-69 Kingston Vale
London
SW15 3RN

General information

Getting to Dorich House By Train and Bus Trains run regularly from London Waterloo to Kingston or Putney station. From Kingston take the 85 or K3 from Cromwell Rd bus station. From Putney take the 85 from outside the station. The stop for Dorich House is Woodview Close. For further information, visit the Transport for London website By Car From the A3 take the exit at Robin Hood Roundabout, sign posted 'A308 Kingston'. If you continue up the hill Dorich House is situated on the right hand side. Free parking for up to twenty cars is available at Dorich House.

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Dorich House Museum is currently open to the public on our open days from 11am to 5pm (last entry at 4.30pm). There is no need to book to attend an open day. In order to view the house and the collections you will need to allow at least one hour. Guided Tours at 11.30am Booking for tours is advised. Please contact the Museum for more information. Admission £5.00 Concessions £3.00 Children under 16 free Group Visits A private tour is available at a cost of £10 per person. (including tea and coffee). There must be a minimum of ten people in the group and it is essential that these are booked in advance. Please contact the Museum for more information Facilities and Access Dorich House is situated across three floors and does not have a lift. The flat and roof terrace are accessible only by a narrow staircase. There is no cafe at Dorich House Museum.

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I visited this amazing house this afternoon with good friends. Beautiful architecture, amazing artwork and home to an interesting creative family.