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Address: Riverside, Twickenham TW1 3DJ, England
Phone Number: 020 8831 6000
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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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great little gallery

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

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

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

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Twickenham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Orleans house is a great local facility and free. The gallery has various displays changing through the year, the cafe in the stables at the year is very nicely done, the whole building is in a great location. Free and a great place to visit

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

you can never be sure what exhibit you will see here as it changes all the time but the building is fabulous. Can be hired as well for weddings etc. At the rear is a separate cafe and another art gallery worth a visit!

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1 Thank y6GVR
Greater London, United Kingdom
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44 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016

A little gem of a gallery situated close to the river Thames. Changing exhibits and themes encourage subsequent visits

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1 Thank Robert F
London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015

Twickenham is very lucky to have such a beautiful historic building right by the Thames where the public can go and view art for free. There are ever changing exhibitions held in the main gallery on a variety of topics from local views, sport to private collections. There is a small shop which sells cards, books and crafts by local... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2015

We attended a wedding here in August 2015 and the venue was lovely. The fact that it was easy to get to and set in beautiful grounds made it a great choice by the happy couple.

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Honiton, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015

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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1 Thank TC_82_12
Ashford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 via mobile

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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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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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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