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Address: Riverside, Twickenham TW1 3DJ, England
Phone Number: +44 20 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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Beautiful building and gardens

Orleans House is along the river just next to Marble Hill House. It is set in large beautiful gardens which are lovely to walk in. The actual building is well maintained and... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed September 26, 2016
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Twickenham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 26, 2016 via mobile

Orleans House is along the river just next to Marble Hill House. It is set in large beautiful gardens which are lovely to walk in. The actual building is well maintained and really in testing inside. It is free to get in and they have regularly changing exhibitions.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 4, 2016 via mobile

Our friends got married here and it was the perfect location. Nestled away at the back of Marble Hill Park it gave the wedding party a nice amount of privacy to be able to roam the grounds immediately outside leading up to and after the wedding - it was such a hot day that this was the best option! The... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 2, 2016

So I love the location but been a few times and not sure 'how it works'. Nothing is clear really. Nice grounds and lovely building and free but really not sure where to go etc....

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Thank Londontraveler25
Chester, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 21, 2016

We tried to visit the gallery a week ago , August 16th , and it is closed due to excavations outside the gallery and will be for some time I think. The cafe was also closed that day for some reason so the only thing open was the stables gallery showing framed photographs for sale which although interesting were not... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 11, 2016

A nice walk along the Thames from Twickenham and you will find this hidden gem. The house and grounds are idyllic and there in a lovely little stable conversion cafe behind. There is a park close by for the kids after and another 5-10 minutes walk there is Marble Hill House with great gardens and another cafe in the grounds.

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Twickenham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 10, 2016

Very interesting and beautiful art gallery worth to see there is various pieces of art ancient art and some very valuable art .i like the chidren exhibition they made drawings of bird ,trees ect from recycling papers . Very relaxing and enjoyable place to visit and admire the beauty of art . There is indoor caffe and u can also... More 

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Berlin, Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 2, 2016 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 bubbles Reviewed June 23, 2016

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 bubbles 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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Halifax, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles 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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