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Accessibility

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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Lectures

Taster Session: The Evolution of the British Garden in the 18th Century

Thu 1 Sep 2016 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM  

A complimentary session is on offer for this autumn’s Garden History course at Strawberry Hill which promises a fascinating insight into the forgotten era of formal English garden design. The session will take place between 11am and 1pm, when Michael Ann Mullen and Stephen Smith will explore the background and reveal the stories illuminating an era of magnificent English garden design, eclipsed in the later 18th Century by Lancelot ‘Capability’ Brown. If you’re interested in gardens, history or both and would like to find out more of what the new course has to offer, come along and join us at this free introductory session.

Adults


Furniture Study Day: ‘Uncouth and whimsical’: The eighteenth century antiquarian interior

Thu 15 Sep 2016 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM  

Celebrating the acquisition of the Warburton Chair, a key piece of Walpole’s collection, this study day will focus on the design and uses of antiquarian furniture at Strawberry Hill.

Speakers will explore the house's place in the broader history of antiquarian interiors, and the afterlife of Walpole's collection. Speakers will include Adam Bowett, Sarah Medlam and Silvia Davoli.

The day will include a tour of the house. Coffee, lunch and afternoon tea are all included in the ticket price.  For further information including a full programe please email claire.leighton@strawberryhillhouse.org.uk


Public Lecture: 'Strawberry Hill Restored'

Thu 22 Sep 2016 6:30 PM  

You are invited to hear Strawberry Hill's Hon. Curator, Michael Snodin, talk more about Horace Walpole and the famous collection of art and antiques that once filled the rooms of his Gothic castle.

Research Curator, Silvia Davoli, will reveal her methods used in the fascinating 'treasure hunt' to locate these lost objects, and share some of her exciting discoveries so far.


Sweet Thames, Flow Softly: The Thames through Artists' Eyes - John Iddon

Fri 30 Sep 2016 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM  

Peter Ackroyd calls the Thames ‘the most painted river in the world’. It has also been the favoured river of writers and poets.

This talk will look at the way some of the greatest artists have treated the river and celebrated the poetry and romance as well as the commercial power and mystery of this great waterway.

Delivered in partnership with Know your place: A celebration of the Heritage of Richmond upon Thames