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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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Lecture - Tribune: The Painted Glass

11 December 2014 7:00 pm  Lecture 7pm, Supper 8pm

Find out more about the restoration of the stained glass in the Tribune, Horace Walpole’s personal treasure house.

Léonie Seliger , Director of the Canterbury Cathedral Studios who are creating the replica stained glass will give an enlightening talk on the intricacies of such a task.

There is then the option to close your evening with a delicious three course meal at the Cloister Coffee House.

You can find a copy of the set menu here, please note drinks are not included. Notification of any dietary requirements are required in advance of the event, instructions for doing this are included in the booking confirmation e-mail.

Suitable for ages 18+

The Castle of Otranto: 250th Anniversary Lecture

19 December 2014 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm  

Christmas Eve 2014 sees the 250th anniversary of the publication of The Castle of Otranto, a story written, Walpole declared, ‘in spite of rules, critics, and philosophers’, and which changed the course of prose fiction.

To celebrate Otranto’s 250th birthday, Michael Snodin, Chairman of the Strawberry Hill Trust, and Fiona Robertson, Horace Walpole Professor of English Literature at St Mary's University, invite you to a special anniversary lecture followed by drinks and canapes in the Gallery at Strawberry Hill House.

The lecture will be given by Nick Groom, Professor of English at the University of Exeter, whose new edition of The Castle of Otranto for Oxford University Press will be launched at this event.