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Access to the house by wheelchair or for those who have trouble climbing stairs is made very easy by a purpose built lift installed during the restoration. The only area not accessible is the Library, however staff can provide a short video showing the appearance of the room. Fully accessible toilets are available, as well as a hearing loop in the shop.

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Gothic

Oliver Cox: 'Forgetting Horace Walpole'

Thursday 2 June 2016 19:30  

The fifth session of the Public Lecture Series: Writing Britain’s Ruins, 1700–1850, hosted by Strawberry Hill as a part of AHRC-Funded project at the Universtity of Stirling.

This lecture offers an introduction to the life and work of Sir Roger Newdigate, the prolific antiquarian, politician and contemporary of Horace Walpole. Seeking to counter Newdigate’s often overlooked place in the history of the Gothic Revival, the lecture focuses on the work that, much like

Walpole at Strawberry Hill, Newdigate undertook in the ‘Gothicising’ of Arbury Hall, Warwickshire, in the eighteenth century.

Oliver Cox is the founder of Thames Valley Country House Partnership at the University of Oxford. He has published widely on Gothic Revival architecture, landscape gardening, patriotism, and is currently writing From Addison to Austen: A Short Guide to the Long Eighteenth Century.

Although the events are free, we would greatly appreciate a donation of £5.00 from all non-concessionary attendees. Funds raised will be put towards the further restoration of Horace Walpole's Gothic castle.


Twilight Tour

Wednesday 8 June 2016 20:00  

Explore Walpole's gothic castle out of hours and at a magical time of day. Our expert guides will show you the theatrical delights of Strawberry Hill and tell you about its unique history, architecture and restoration.

There is opportunity to enjoy a complimentary glass of Prosecco beforehand from 7.30pm.

Recommended 18+


John Goodall: 'The Time-Wracked Castle'

Thursday 9 June 2016 19:30  

The final session of the Public Lecture Series: Writing Britain’s Ruins, 1700–1850, hosted by Strawberry Hill as a part of AHRC-Funded project at the Universtity of Stirling.

Delivered by the leading expert on English castles, this lecture offers an account of perceptions of, and responses to, ruined castles in the eighteenth-century historical, antiquarian and literary imaginations.

John Goodall is the architectural editor of Country Life, and the author of, among other studies, the acclaimed The English castle (2011).

Although the events are free, we would greatly appreciate a donation of £5.00 from all non-concessionary attendees. Funds raised will be put towards the further restoration of Horace Walpole's Gothic castle.


Gothic bookclub: A Thousand Acres by Jane Smiley

Monday 27 June 2016 19:30  

In her Pulitzer Prize-winning 1991 novel, Smiley paints an "American Gothic" family portrait, but her palette is hardly limited to black and blue: the umber corduroy of the furrowed fields, the sun on the bedroom sheers, even the Quaker gray of the asphalt that bisects the Cook family farm.

Adult


Twilight Tour

Wednesday 27 July 2016 20:00  

Explore Walpole's gothic castle out of hours and at a magical time of day. Our expert guides will show you the theatrical delights of Strawberry Hill and tell you about its unique history, architecture and restoration.

There is opportunity to enjoy a complimentary glass of Prosecco beforehand from 7.30pm.

Recommended 18+


Twilight Tour

Wednesday 10 August 2016 20:00  

Explore Walpole's gothic castle out of hours and at a magical time of day. Our expert guides will show you the theatrical delights of Strawberry Hill and tell you about its unique history, architecture and restoration.

There is opportunity to enjoy a complimentary glass of Prosecco beforehand from 7.30pm.

Recommended 18+


Twilight Tour

Wednesday 24 August 2016 20:00  

Explore Walpole's gothic castle out of hours and at a magical time of day. Our expert guides will show you the theatrical delights of Strawberry Hill and tell you about its unique history, architecture and restoration.

There is opportunity to enjoy a complimentary glass of Prosecco beforehand from 7.30pm.

Recommended 18+


Twilight Tour

Wednesday 14 September 2016 20:00  

Explore Walpole's gothic castle out of hours and at a magical time of day. Our expert guides will show you the theatrical delights of Strawberry Hill and tell you about its unique history, architecture and restoration.

There is opportunity to enjoy a complimentary glass of Prosecco beforehand from 7.30pm.

Recommended 18+


Twilight Tour

Wednesday 28 September 2016 20:00  

Explore Walpole's gothic castle out of hours and at a magical time of day. Our expert guides will show you the theatrical delights of Strawberry Hill and tell you about its unique history, architecture and restoration.

There is opportunity to enjoy a complimentary glass of Prosecco beforehand from 7.30pm.

Recommended 18+


Twilight Tour

Wednesday 12 October 2016 20:00  

Explore Walpole's gothic castle out of hours and at a magical time of day. Our expert guides will show you the theatrical delights of Strawberry Hill and tell you about its unique history, architecture and restoration.

There is opportunity to enjoy a complimentary glass of Prosecco beforehand from 7.30pm.

Recommended 18+


Twilight Tour

Wednesday 26 October 2016 20:00  

Explore Walpole's gothic castle out of hours and at a magical time of day. Our expert guides will show you the theatrical delights of Strawberry Hill and tell you about its unique history, architecture and restoration.

There is opportunity to enjoy a complimentary glass of Prosecco beforehand from 7.30pm.

Recommended 18+


Twilight Tour

Wednesday 9 November 2016 20:00  

Explore Walpole's gothic castle out of hours and at a magical time of day. Our expert guides will show you the theatrical delights of Strawberry Hill and tell you about its unique history, architecture and restoration.

There is opportunity to enjoy a complimentary glass of Prosecco beforehand from 7.30pm.

Recommended 18+


Twilight Tour

Wednesday 23 November 2016 20:00  

Explore Walpole's gothic castle out of hours and at a magical time of day. Our expert guides will show you the theatrical delights of Strawberry Hill and tell you about its unique history, architecture and restoration.

There is opportunity to enjoy a complimentary glass of Prosecco beforehand from 7.30pm.

Recommended 18+