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“interesting small attraction”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Hogarth's House

Hogarth's House
Leeds, UK
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101 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
“interesting small attraction”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 16, 2013

This house is definitely worth a visit. It's free - though donations welcomed - and contains copies of all Hogarth's major series of engravings, together with information about his life in this small house illustrated with artefacts and copies of pictures of his family.

Visited July 2013
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English first
london
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“Wonderful free museum of brilliant satirical artist”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 23, 2013

William Hogarth was a famous 18th century artist and philanthropist best known for his satirical series such as The Rake's Progress and The Harlot's Progress. This was his country home where he came to escape the heat and dirt of Leicester Square where he owned a townhouse. The curator tells the whole story of the house, including some other interesting residents. But the primary focus is on Hogarth and how he and his family would have lived in this humble dwelling.
The downside is it not easy to get to unless you have a car - there is a car park for Chiswick House which is a short walk away. However, it is a charming museum and has free entry, which is surprising and to be applauded in these straightened times.

Visited April 2012
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UK
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“a must for Hogarth fans: thorough & well presented”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 10, 2013

4 of us went last weekend and were all really pleased with this museum. Even if you have no knowledge of Hogarth (as 1 of us didn't) you'll love this as the explanatory panels throughout the exhibition are very thorough.

The lay out is great, the range of prints exceptional and the additional information about Hogarth, his family and the area in general just made it even better.

Entrance if free but it'd be criminal not to leave a donation in the box by the door on the way out.
Will definitely be back soon

Visited March 2013
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Grantham, United Kingdom
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“Another hidden gem”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 8, 2012

We went to look around Chiswick which is only a short train ride out os London.We walked round Chiswich gardens as the house wasn't open on that day.there is a lovely conservatory to wander through, coffee shop and quiet walks can be had.
If you follow the signs along the main road to come to Hogarths house.It has a mulberry tree in the garden which is older than the house itself.
You wander around the rooms and it feel such a lovely home at some point.Lots of pictures and info to read.So worth a visit and its FREE

Visited October 2012
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London, United Kingdom
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“A fascinating glimpse into the past”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 28, 2012

This is one of the enchanting free things to do in West London. The house is situated in a small garden behind high walls,which gives it a nice secluded feeling. Once inside it is like stepping back into the past, with the fascinating story of the house and its inhabitants illustrated with numerous pictures and stories. It is well worth buying the guide book as to remind you of what a miracle it was that it ver survived. There are numerous prints of Hogarth's witty engravings which saucily illustrate the seamy side of Georgian life, notes below each paintings ( aad in handouts) make sure you don't miss any of the fascinating details.

About 5 minutes walk away is Chiswick House an amazing Plaladian villa under the care of English Heritage (admission charge), set in lovely grounds and with a pleasant cafe.

Visited August 2012
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