Strawberry Hill House & Garden

Strawberry Hill House & Garden Strawberry Hill House & Garden has been open to visitors for over 250 years. Created by Horace Walpole in the 18th century, Strawberry Hill is internationally famous as Britain's finest example of Georgian Gothic revival architecture
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The Strawberry Hill Trust was founded in 2002 with a mission to restore Walpole’s Villa and to open it to a wider public.

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Discover the fascinating history of Horace Walpole's "enchanted little landscape" by joining our Garden Tour. Tours take...
22/07/2021

Discover the fascinating history of Horace Walpole's "enchanted little landscape" by joining our Garden Tour. Tours take place on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 11am & Wednesdays at 2pm. Book Now: https://bit.ly/2R7ixyA

Discover the fascinating history of Horace Walpole's "enchanted little landscape" by joining our Garden Tour. Tours take place on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 11am & Wednesdays at 2pm. Book Now: https://bit.ly/2R7ixyA

Hear from our Honorary Librarian and Conservation Intern as they share a #BehindtheScenes of Horace Walpole's Library an...
19/07/2021
A Preventive Clean of Mr. Walpole’s Library

Hear from our Honorary Librarian and Conservation Intern as they share a #BehindtheScenes of Horace Walpole's Library and its preventive clean, which visitors can come and see throughout July: https://youtu.be/k9lO59iM08k?t=6

#Library #StrawberryHillHouse

A Preventive Clean of Mr. Walpole’s Library29 June – 29 July, 2021, Monday - Thursday Hear from our Honorary Librarian and Conservation Intern as they share ...

Horace Walpole amassed a collection of over 300 Chinese porcelain pieces, the most (in)famous was a large blue and white...
15/07/2021

Horace Walpole amassed a collection of over 300 Chinese porcelain pieces, the most (in)famous was a large blue and white goldfish tub, which became immortalised in verse following his favourite cat, Selima, drowning in it while trying to catch a goldfish.

The Goldfish Bowl comes to Strawberry Hill House from the 6 July – 30 September, 2021. On loan from the Derby collection with image permissions from the Lewis Walpole Library, Yale University. The display includes related books, drawings, and paintings, including facsimiles of William Blake’s watercolour 'Ode on the Death of a Favourite Cat': www.strawberryhillhouse.org.uk/in-focus-goldfish-bowl/

#GoldfishBowl #HoraceWalpole #StrawberryHillHouse

Horace Walpole amassed a collection of over 300 Chinese porcelain pieces, the most (in)famous was a large blue and white goldfish tub, which became immortalised in verse following his favourite cat, Selima, drowning in it while trying to catch a goldfish.

The Goldfish Bowl comes to Strawberry Hill House from the 6 July – 30 September, 2021. On loan from the Derby collection with image permissions from the Lewis Walpole Library, Yale University. The display includes related books, drawings, and paintings, including facsimiles of William Blake’s watercolour 'Ode on the Death of a Favourite Cat': www.strawberryhillhouse.org.uk/in-focus-goldfish-bowl/

#GoldfishBowl #HoraceWalpole #StrawberryHillHouse

Explore Horace Walpole's castle at twilight for a 90 minute tour of the house, that is gothic and gloomth at this most e...
14/07/2021

Explore Horace Walpole's castle at twilight for a 90 minute tour of the house, that is gothic and gloomth at this most eerie time of day. Our first Twilight Tour of the series takes place on Wednesday 25 August at 7.30pm: https://strawberryhillhouse.digitickets.co.uk/event-tickets/35106?catID=13844

#Gothic #StrawberryHillHouse

Explore Horace Walpole's castle at twilight for a 90 minute tour of the house, that is gothic and gloomth at this most eerie time of day. Our first Twilight Tour of the series takes place on Wednesday 25 August at 7.30pm: https://strawberryhillhouse.digitickets.co.uk/event-tickets/35106?catID=13844

#Gothic #StrawberryHillHouse

Following the launch of our first In Focus display: Goldfish Bowl, we are delighted to welcome Sir Christopher Frayling ...
12/07/2021

Following the launch of our first In Focus display: Goldfish Bowl, we are delighted to welcome Sir Christopher Frayling on Wednesday 4 August at 7.30pm, for an illustrated talk exploring the events surrounding the tragic death of Walpole’s cat Selima: https://strawberryhillhouse.digitickets.co.uk/event-tickets/35208?catID=13844

Following the launch of our first In Focus display: Goldfish Bowl, we are delighted to welcome Sir Christopher Frayling on Wednesday 4 August at 7.30pm, for an illustrated talk exploring the events surrounding the tragic death of Walpole’s cat Selima: https://strawberryhillhouse.digitickets.co.uk/event-tickets/35208?catID=13844

A beautiful object with a macabre history returns to the House, from the 6 July – 30 September.In the first of a new ser...
04/07/2021

A beautiful object with a macabre history returns to the House, from the 6 July – 30 September.

In the first of a new series of In Focus displays, featuring objects and artworks that tell us the extraordinary story of Strawberry Hill House and its inhabitants, one of its most iconic objects is temporarily returning home – the 18th century Chinese porcelain vase, in which Horace Walpole’s favourite cat drowned: www.strawberryhillhouse.org.uk/in-focus-goldfish-bowl/

A beautiful object with a macabre history returns to the House, from the 6 July – 30 September.

In the first of a new series of In Focus displays, featuring objects and artworks that tell us the extraordinary story of Strawberry Hill House and its inhabitants, one of its most iconic objects is temporarily returning home – the 18th century Chinese porcelain vase, in which Horace Walpole’s favourite cat drowned: www.strawberryhillhouse.org.uk/in-focus-goldfish-bowl/

With just one week left to visit the installation, you can learn more about Architectural Designer and Drag Performer Kl...
28/06/2021
A Monument to Strawberry Hill - In Conversation

With just one week left to visit the installation, you can learn more about Architectural Designer and Drag Performer Kleanthis Kyriakou's sculpture 'A Monument to Strawberry Hill' in this latest in conversation with the brilliant Dan Nouveau: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AO09hm8qrIo #PrideMonth

In this in conversation, Architectural Designer and Drag Performer Kleanthis Kyriakou discusses his sculpture 'A Monument to Strawberry Hill' with Dan Vo, wh...

We have just a few tickets remaining for our LGBTQ Tour this Thursday 24 June at 7pm. Learn more about Horace Walpole an...
22/06/2021

We have just a few tickets remaining for our LGBTQ Tour this Thursday 24 June at 7pm. Learn more about Horace Walpole and his homosocial network of friends and acquaintances, and how this might inform our interpretation of his house and collection. To find out more or to book, please visit: https://strawberryhillhouse.digitickets.co.uk/event-tickets/34021?catID=13844 #PrideMonth

We have just a few tickets remaining for our LGBTQ Tour this Thursday 24 June at 7pm. Learn more about Horace Walpole and his homosocial network of friends and acquaintances, and how this might inform our interpretation of his house and collection. To find out more or to book, please visit: https://strawberryhillhouse.digitickets.co.uk/event-tickets/34021?catID=13844 #PrideMonth

As part of #PrideMonth this June, we are delighted to welcome architectural designer and drag performer Kleanthis Kyriak...
16/06/2021

As part of #PrideMonth this June, we are delighted to welcome architectural designer and drag performer Kleanthis Kyriakou, whose Strawberry Hill House inspired sculpture 'A Monument to Strawberry Hill' is on display in the Round Room until the end of June. The installation is included as part of the general admission to the House.

Towards the end of June, we have a new series of LGBTQ tours which take place on the 22, 24 and 30 June, from 6.30pm. Each tour will seek to explain more about Horace Walpole’s sexuality by investigating the correspondence between his network of friends and acquaintances, and how this might inform our interpretation of his house and collection.

For more information and to book please visit www.strawberryhillhouse.org.uk/whats-on

As part of #PrideMonth this June, we are delighted to welcome architectural designer and drag performer Kleanthis Kyriakou, whose Strawberry Hill House inspired sculpture 'A Monument to Strawberry Hill' is on display in the Round Room until the end of June. The installation is included as part of the general admission to the House.

Towards the end of June, we have a new series of LGBTQ tours which take place on the 22, 24 and 30 June, from 6.30pm. Each tour will seek to explain more about Horace Walpole’s sexuality by investigating the correspondence between his network of friends and acquaintances, and how this might inform our interpretation of his house and collection.

For more information and to book please visit www.strawberryhillhouse.org.uk/whats-on

As part of this year's #NationalLottery Open Week, Community Garden Volunteer Tom stars alongside thirteen portraits of ...
13/06/2021

As part of this year's #NationalLottery Open Week, Community Garden Volunteer Tom stars alongside thirteen portraits of individuals who are captured by photographer Tom Oldham in their happy place 🙃 - Tom chose the Strawberry Hill Community Garden as his happy place 🌿

As we come to the end of this year's National Lottery Open Week, we'd love to know - where is your happy place at Strawberry Hill House & Garden? 🏰

#ThanksToYou National Lottery Good Causes

As part of this year's #NationalLottery Open Week, Community Garden Volunteer Tom stars alongside thirteen portraits of individuals who are captured by photographer Tom Oldham in their happy place 🙃 - Tom chose the Strawberry Hill Community Garden as his happy place 🌿

As we come to the end of this year's National Lottery Open Week, we'd love to know - where is your happy place at Strawberry Hill House & Garden? 🏰

#ThanksToYou National Lottery Good Causes

"It is now at the height of its greenth, blueth, gloomth, honeysuckle-and-syringahood" Strawberry Hill, 8th June 1754 (L...
08/06/2021

"It is now at the height of its greenth, blueth, gloomth, honeysuckle-and-syringahood"

Strawberry Hill, 8th June 1754 (Letter to George Montagu)

Come and enjoy the sights and scents of Walpole's garden as he did. The honeysuckle festooned around the trees outside our cafe and shop is just coming into bloom...

www.strawberryhillhouse.org.uk

"It is now at the height of its greenth, blueth, gloomth, honeysuckle-and-syringahood"

Strawberry Hill, 8th June 1754 (Letter to George Montagu)

Come and enjoy the sights and scents of Walpole's garden as he did. The honeysuckle festooned around the trees outside our cafe and shop is just coming into bloom...

www.strawberryhillhouse.org.uk

Community Garden Volunteer Tom in his Happy Place in the Strawberry Hill Garden, captured by photographer Tom Oldham to ...
06/06/2021

Community Garden Volunteer Tom in his Happy Place in the Strawberry Hill Garden, captured by photographer Tom Oldham to celebrate the return of the National Lottery Open Week. #ThanksToYou

National Lottery players can unlock hundreds of special offers with National Lottery Good Causes, including 2-4-1 entry at the house, by visiting www.strawberryhillhouse.org.uk

Community Garden Volunteer Tom in his Happy Place in the Strawberry Hill Garden, captured by photographer Tom Oldham to celebrate the return of the National Lottery Open Week. #ThanksToYou

National Lottery players can unlock hundreds of special offers with National Lottery Good Causes, including 2-4-1 entry at the house, by visiting www.strawberryhillhouse.org.uk

We’re offering National Lottery players 241 entry between the 6 - 13 June, as part of the National Lottery Open Week wit...
05/06/2021

We’re offering National Lottery players 241 entry between the 6 - 13 June, as part of the National Lottery Open Week with National Lottery Good Causes. To book tickets please visit: www.strawberryhillhouse.org.uk #ThanksToYou

We’re offering National Lottery players 241 entry between the 6 - 13 June, as part of the National Lottery Open Week with National Lottery Good Causes. To book tickets please visit: www.strawberryhillhouse.org.uk #ThanksToYou

This week is #NationalVolunteersWeek2021 and we’d like to say a huge THANK YOU, to all our incredible and dedicated Volu...
04/06/2021

This week is #NationalVolunteersWeek2021 and we’d like to say a huge THANK YOU, to all our incredible and dedicated Volunteers who support the House & Garden!

For more information about becoming a Volunteer please visit: www.strawberryhillhouse.org.uk/get-involved

As part of #PrideMonth throughout June we welcome architectural designer and drag performer Kleanthis Kyriakou to instal...
30/05/2021

As part of #PrideMonth throughout June we welcome architectural designer and drag performer Kleanthis Kyriakou to install his sculpture, 'A Monument to Strawberry Hill'. Tickets are included in the general admission to the House: strawberryhillhouse.org.uk/a-monument-to-strawberry-hill/

As part of #PrideMonth throughout June we welcome architectural designer and drag performer Kleanthis Kyriakou to install his sculpture, 'A Monument to Strawberry Hill'. Tickets are included in the general admission to the House: strawberryhillhouse.org.uk/a-monument-to-strawberry-hill/

We’re taking part in The National Lottery Open Week, to say a huge thanks to #NationalLottery players for their support....
28/05/2021

We’re taking part in The National Lottery Open Week, to say a huge thanks to #NationalLottery players for their support. Between 5 - 13 June, we’re offering National Lottery players 241 entry. To book tickets please visit: http://ow.ly/hbrM50EXuu9 @LottoGoodCauses

We’re taking part in The National Lottery Open Week, to say a huge thanks to #NationalLottery players for their support. Between 5 - 13 June, we’re offering National Lottery players 241 entry. To book tickets please visit: http://ow.ly/hbrM50EXuu9 @LottoGoodCauses

Discover the fascinating history of Horace Walpole's "enchanted little landscape" by joining our new Garden Tour. Tours ...
25/05/2021

Discover the fascinating history of Horace Walpole's "enchanted little landscape" by joining our new Garden Tour. Tours take place on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 11am & Wednesdays at 2pm. Book Now: https://bit.ly/2R7ixyA

Discover the fascinating history of Horace Walpole's "enchanted little landscape" by joining our new Garden Tour. Tours take place on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 11am & Wednesdays at 2pm. Book Now: https://bit.ly/2R7ixyA

Curator Silvia Davoli talks with Emanuela Tarizzo @LondonArtWeek about the return of the group portrait of Catherine de’...
24/05/2021
Curator Silvia Davoli in conversation with Emanuela Tarizzo on the return of Catherine de' Medici

Curator Silvia Davoli talks with Emanuela Tarizzo @LondonArtWeek about the return of the group portrait of Catherine de’ Medici with her children, which now hangs in The Gallery at Strawberry Hill House: http://ow.ly/aKWT50ESsIe #CatherinedeMedici #Portrait

A group portrait of Catherine de’ Medici with her children, first bought by Horace Walpole, returns to Strawberry Hill House 247 years later, thanks to the A...

A huge thank you to AEGIS London for raising funds through their recent fitness challenge in support of our Feel-Good Ga...
21/05/2021

A huge thank you to AEGIS London for raising funds through their recent fitness challenge in support of our Feel-Good Garden project which offers older members of our local community a place to come together to enjoy a range of creative activities inspired by the tranquil and beautiful setting of Strawberry Hill House & Garden #FeelGoodGarden #StrawberryHillHouse

A huge thank you to AEGIS London for raising funds through their recent fitness challenge in support of our Feel-Good Garden project which offers older members of our local community a place to come together to enjoy a range of creative activities inspired by the tranquil and beautiful setting of Strawberry Hill House & Garden #FeelGoodGarden #StrawberryHillHouse

Blogger Diary of a Londoness popped into our Garden Café to sample the new menu. Read more about what’s on offer and how...
18/05/2021
Cake at the Museum: Strawberry Hill House Café in Twickenham

Blogger Diary of a Londoness popped into our Garden Café to sample the new menu. Read more about what’s on offer and how to recreate our Cafe Manager’s rather tasty Courgette & Avocado cake: diaryofalondoness.com/strawberry-hill-house-cafe/

One of my favourite places to have some cake and tea is in the Great Cloister overlooking the gardens of Horace Walpole’s Gothic fantasy at Strawberry Hill House. It’s a charming museum café from which you can stare across the Walpolian gardens where Georgian London’s

Our team and volunteers are looking forward to welcoming visitors back to the House from Monday 17 May - preparations ha...
14/05/2021

Our team and volunteers are looking forward to welcoming visitors back to the House from Monday 17 May - preparations have been underway to make sure we are looking our best! #ReadyForReopening

07/05/2021

This rare portrait of Catherine de’ Medici is making its way home to Strawberry Hill House & Garden after 247 years away, thanks to the Acceptance in Lieu scheme administered by Arts Council England with the help of Sotheby’s Tax, Heritage & UK Museums team.

The monumental 1561 work shows the family of Catherine de’ Medici, perhaps the most powerful woman in 16th-century Europe. It was painted by the Workshop of François Clouet, a highly successful portrait painter at the French court, and will now go on permanent display for everyone to enjoy in the main Gallery at Strawberry Hill House when it reopens to visitors on 17 May. Congratulations!
https://bit.ly/3vRT7nB

Who guessed our sitter was a Queen? Queen Catherine de Medici comes home to Strawberry Hill House after 247 years 👑This ...
07/05/2021

Who guessed our sitter was a Queen? Queen Catherine de Medici comes home to Strawberry Hill House after 247 years 👑

This rare portrait of Catherine de’ Medici with her children, first bought by Horace Walpole in 1774, will hang in the stunning Gallery, thanks to the Acceptance in Lieu scheme, administered by Arts Council England.

This monumental 1561 work by the Workshop of François Clouet, a highly successful portrait painter at the French court (1510 – 1572), will go on permanent display when the House reopens on 17 May.

Book Now: www.strawberryhillhouse.org.uk/

#StrawberryHillHouse #LostTreasures #CatherinedeMedici

Who guessed our sitter was a Queen? Queen Catherine de Medici comes home to Strawberry Hill House after 247 years 👑

This rare portrait of Catherine de’ Medici with her children, first bought by Horace Walpole in 1774, will hang in the stunning Gallery, thanks to the Acceptance in Lieu scheme, administered by Arts Council England.

This monumental 1561 work by the Workshop of François Clouet, a highly successful portrait painter at the French court (1510 – 1572), will go on permanent display when the House reopens on 17 May.

Book Now: www.strawberryhillhouse.org.uk/

#StrawberryHillHouse #LostTreasures #CatherinedeMedici

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Never have seen the place before it came up in a book I was cataloging on Gothic revival. Now tell me: Why in the name of all that's holy did you paint it white??????!
Soon to start: leisure talks for any one interested in the history of British Art
A huge thank you to everyone involved in the exhibition. It was wonderful and it was so good to speak to such knowledgeable people. Thanks too to the catering staff, who coped well with the influx of visitors. The food looked really good.
Our latest venue! What an amazing place to sell our bread - Strawberry Hill House. We love working with Heavenly Dish here! What a lovely building and gardens! Pop in for some wonderful food and views! :)
St.mary students are hosting a tour on the 10th April at Strawberry Hill House @ 10am. Please email [email protected] [email protected] For any further information 5 FREE tickets available!!
Blink during the new RevlonUK advert and you will miss it, but it was partly shot at Strawberry Hill House and I painted the clamshell bench shown in the advert. Fame of a sort
50th. Anniversary dinner of alumni 1964-1967,19th.August 2017
Hi. The website is down. Whatare your opening hours on Mon 10th july?