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Address: Riverside, Twickenham TW1 3DJ, England
Phone Number: 020 8831 6000
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Description: Stroll along a peaceful riverside road into secluded woodland gardens, to...
Stroll along a peaceful riverside road into secluded woodland gardens, to find a stunning 18th century interior design - and the principal art gallery for the borough of Richmond upon Thames. Orleans House has a rich and vibrant history, from the baroque Octagon room, which was designed by renowned architect James Gibbs, to a main gallery which hosts five temporary exhibitions each year - ranging from the historical to the contemporary.
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Little gem by the river

interesting place to visit and its free! Lots of sporting memorabilia and a lovely little cafe. Access is via a very narrow road but there is a car park when you get there.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 31, 2015
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Honiton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

interesting place to visit and its free! Lots of sporting memorabilia and a lovely little cafe. Access is via a very narrow road but there is a car park when you get there.

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Ashford, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

If you're visiting Richmond or Twickenham then this location is worth popping into. A beautiful historic house, surviving fragments of a riverside mansion and estate established in the latter years of the Stuart era. There are well stocked, pretty gardens, an interesting art gallery (free entry) and quaint if not rather expensive cafe. The hot chocolate although pricey was delicious.... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

Set in its own small park, this gallery is in a quiet backwater There's some parking spaces, but we came across the Thames on Hammerton's ferry, which added fun to the experience. It's a small exhibition space, but my wife and I enjoyed the display of sporting memorabilia. This was well set out, and definitely brought on the nostalgia! The... More 

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Twickenham, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

The Octagon Gallery and stables are the only remaining parts of Orleans House. Great local exhibitions and projects are mounted here. This summer local schools entered the Beep Beep project. The old stables have been preserved and converted into a cafe.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Exhibition on team spirit with items on cricket, hockey and rugby. An excellent choice for tourists. Child friendly with a cafe on site. Parking available for free. It is gallery space that is also used for weddings and talks.

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Richmond-upon-Thames, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

We visited the special exhibition in the stables put on by children (with help) for children. We were with twin grandchildren aged 4 and they absolutely loved the displays which included a London bus, a balloon, a boat on a river from which one could fish and a noisemaking static bike. We spent a happy hour there, had a good... More 

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London
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

You must try the Orleans House café! It is in the old stable block behind Orleans house on the banks of the Thames and surrounded by trees. To call it ‘a hidden gem’ is no exaggeration. There are two big reasons to go: the food is fresh, creative and delicious. And the service is warm and welcoming. The menu changes... More 

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Hereford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

The cafe never ceases to amaze me as the food is fabulous but more than that the welcome is superb. It is very wheelchair friendly and the service is just great. The woman who runs it gives a really personal service.

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

This gallery hold interesting exhibitions. The one I went to see was Lacemakers. This was a collection of works either Lace or Lace inspired by international artist. The work varied from lacemakers using traditional stitch but presenting them in modern form to instillations from recycled materiel and ceramics.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

I had been passed Orleans house when visiting Marble House, but didn't have time to go in that time. They had the WWI exhibition on it was interesting and a bit about the house - it was bit like gunnersbury park house (needs money for restoration) - although the area felt safer and better than gunnersbury. The garden had a... More 

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