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Orleans House Gallery

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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...more
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Riverside, Twickenham TW1 3DJ, England
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All reviews octagon room local artists modern extension eclectic art pleasant cafe across the river ham house stables display thames prints surviving restoration century
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Book ahead for the tour. On this occasion the guide concentrated of the interesting history of the building.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Clare T
Reviewed September 7, 2018

I visited the gallery after going to Ham House, just across the river. The beautifully restored Octagon Room is the only surviving part of the original Orleans House, and the rest of the gallery is a modern extension. The current exhibition displays little known curiosities...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank farwriter
Reviewed August 30, 2018

Recent renovations make this a wonderful place to visit. It is Free. Lovely building, shop, and various exhibitions are always talking place. Various activities are regularly run. There is a nice cafe to have a quick bite.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Yvonne B
Reviewed August 27, 2018

Have always enjoyed the gallery. The Octagon looks great after the restoration. I'm not sure what the extension has added to the gallery apart from a bigger shop. Could do with better signage as we were not sure where we were allowed and what was...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank KAW687
Reviewed August 5, 2018

Recently restored, this simple building itself is quite beautiful. It has been used to hold a variety of eclectic art collections over the years, many of them interesting. Well worth a visit, situated in nice parkland areas, close to the River Thames.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank chiangmaicharlies
Reviewed July 30, 2018

it is always interesting to see a modern extension to an old building when its done very well. its was an excellent visit and the staff were all very friendly and helpful, we hope to return may be the cafe will be open then

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank mandr268
Reviewed July 10, 2018

It was most enjoyable to visit the gallery after its £3.7 million restoration and the addition of the new North Wing. The highlight of the visit for us was the beautifully restored 18th Century Octagon Room, designed by James Gibbs (architect of the Radcliffe Camera...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank DGarethOwen
Reviewed April 12, 2018

Not just another country home, no room after room of how the previous inhabitants used the house, but instead lots of hands on educational material of the house and the area and a charming art collection. Felt lucky to be one of the first ones...More

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank Mariska B
Reviewed June 26, 2017 via mobile

Unexpected gem from our walk as we came across the path then the garden. We had a nice amble but did not get into the Orleans house. Enjoyed the garden and surrounding.

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank jayceek2013
Reviewed June 6, 2017

Orleans House is named after its most famous occupant, the Duc d'Orleans who, as the former French King Louis Philippe (1830-1848) lives in exile in this attractive retreat on the banks of the Thames near Twickenham. What remains of what was once a large Palladian-style...More

Date of experience: May 2017
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