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Address: Riverside, Twickenham TW1 3DJ, England
Phone Number: 020 8831 6000
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Tue - Sun 10:00 am - 5:30 pm
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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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Diverse collections well worth visiting.

The short walk along the river path from Richmond bridge via Marble Hill House is delightful and ended with a very enjoyable hour admiring mixed collections of various modalities... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Julie B
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Berlin, Germany
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Berlin, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The short walk along the river path from Richmond bridge via Marble Hill House is delightful and ended with a very enjoyable hour admiring mixed collections of various modalities of art with background information. Some items are ancient, some valuable, some contemporary but all interesting. There is no charge as the gallery is a public one, run by the Borough... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Always has something interesting to see. Free entrance and parking. Nice gift shop. A great local asset.

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Thank KAW687
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2016

Tucked behind a wall on the path by Marble Hill Park are some beautiful unstructured grounds and gardens (there's a forest trail which is perfect for walking a dog over to the right). There's a large grassy meadow in the front which is good for kids to play on and hosts a variety of summer events. The building itself is... More 

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Thank Kim T
Halifax, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2016

Whenever I am visiting the area I go to see the exhibitions in the house and in the gallery at the back. There is always something interesting and sometimes something amazing. We were fortunate this last time to meet with one of the artists in the house and to discuss his work on the use of found objects and how... More 

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Thank Kate W
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66 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2016

If you find yourself by the river in Twickenham Orleans House Gallery is a must, i would not say you should visit it on its own but if you are having a walk in Orleans Park or by the river, why not pop in you will love it. However parking is very restricted

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Thank Richard C
London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2016 via mobile

I visited with a group of friends. The coffee and cakes were excellent. It's nice to combine with a visit to the gallery. It was really cold on that day but in summer it'd be even nicer as so near to river Thames.

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Thank Fira128
Surrey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2016

This is a fabulous building, the Capability Brown exhibition is fascinating and well curated. The café in the stables is also well worth a visit for a super hot chocolate!

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2016

The octagon room is a real gem , most attractive, in the rest of the building there are usually paintings on display. Well worth a visit.

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Thank SMOGtraveller
Greater London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2016

Have been on school trips to this place, and popped in recently to see what art courses are on offer. Had lunch in their stable restaurant.

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Thank Melanie V
London
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2016

some interesting and lovely shows from local artists and set in a lovely garden. it is a great little gallery

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