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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.

Buying your tickets online

Please select your event and follow the instructions.

Your e-ticket will be emailed to you upon completion - print it and bring to the event.

The Dining Club

Enjoy a ‘fine dining experience’ in one of the historic rooms of the house.
Details and booking

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All events: Gothic

Twilight Tour

11 February 2015  08:00 PM

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+


All events: The Dining Club

The Dining Club

12 February 2015  07:30 PM - 11:00 PM

Lord Waldegrave will be the guest speaker at the Dining Club evening in February 2015. The Provost of Eton College will be speaking after the dinner on the theme of Maria Walpole - Countess Waldegrave and Duchess of Gloucester.

Membership of the Dining Club is required - join now.

Adults only

Sold out


All events: FoSH Exclusives

Members' Week: Exclusive Twilight Tour

16 February 2015  06:00 PM - 07:30 PM

In March 2015 five of Walpole’s private rooms will be opening to the public for the very first time following our second phase of HLF-funded restoration. Join the Chairman of Trustees, Michael Snodin, for an exclusive tour behind closed doors and learn more about these fascinating rooms and the restoration process they have undergone. Arrive at 6pm for a glass of Prosecco before the tour begins at 6.30pm. Tickets for this tour will be £10.


All events: FoSH Exclusives

Members' Week: Exclusive Twilight Tour

17 February 2015  06:00 PM - 07:30 PM

In March 2015 five of Walpole’s private rooms will be opening to the public for the very first time following our second phase of HLF-funded restoration. Join the Chairman of Trustees, Michael Snodin, for an exclusive tour behind closed doors and learn more about these fascinating rooms and the restoration process they have undergone. Arrive at 6pm for a glass of Prosecco before the tour begins at 6.30pm. Tickets for this tour will be £10.

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All events: FoSH Exclusives

Members' Week: Specialist Lecture with Dr Silvia Davoli

18 February 2015  06:00 PM - 07:30 PM

Join us for a fascinating talk with our Research Curator Dr Silvia Davoli, as she reveals her methods and processes used in the hunt for Walpole’s lost treasures, as well as all the exciting things she has discovered so far. This talk will be held in the Square Education Room at 6pm, and will be free of charge.

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All events: FoSH Exclusives

Members' Week: The Great Annual FoSH Quiz

20 February 2015  07:00 PM - 11:00 PM

The Annual Friends of Strawberry Hill Quiz has become something of an institution... Join us and impress all with your general knowledge and enjoy our famous ploughman's supper. Bookings are made as tables of 8 @ £13.50 per head. This event is held at Clarendon Hall, York House, Twickenham. Doors open at 7pm and the quiz starts at 7.30pm.


All events: Exhibitions

Wedding Showcase

22 February 2015  11:00 AM - 03:00 PM

Come and grab a glass of fizz and walk through your perfect day with us.

View the magnificent Long Gallery where your ceremony will take place, and continue into the stately Waldegrave Suite of St Mary's where your celebrations can continue long into the evening.

Meet our friendly staff, sample some delicious canapés and discuss menu options. See a bridal catwalk show, meet local florists, photographers and other wedding services to start planning for your special occasion.

There is no charge to attend, but to reserve your place please book here.

Any bookings taken on the day will receive a 10% discount on the hire of each site.

18+


All events: Gothic

Twilight Tour

25 February 2015  08:00 PM

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+


All events: Gothic

Gothic bookclub

26 February 2015  07:30 PM - 09:00 PM

Join us in the Gallery to discuss Not After Midnight, Daphne Du Maurier's tale about a lonely teacher who goes on a painting holiday in Crete and meets a strange American couple.

This is a free event, but booking is essential as numbers are limited.

adults


All events: Lectures

Recreating Mr Walpole's Bed

1 March 2015   01:00 PM

Eileen Reay, historic textile furnishings consultant , will talk about the construction of the bed hangings which are currently being made by a team of volunteers here at Strawberry Hill House.

adults


All events: Lectures

Recreating Mr Walpole's Bed

1 March 2015   03:00 PM

Eileen Reay, historic textile furnishings consultant , will talk about the construction of the bed hangings which are currently being made by a team of volunteers here at Strawberry Hill House.

adult


All events: Children & Families

Walpole & the Wider World: Sail Away with Horace

1 March 2015   12:30 PM - 03:00 PM

Make and decorate your own, beautiful miniature boats and transfer Horace's treasures around the world. Then write a postcard home from your ship and tell your family and friends about your amazing adventures on the high seas.

£2 per participant. Booking is not required for this event, please make payment in the shop on your arrival.

Upon arrival please make your way to our learning department, past the shop and cafe and through the door under the iron staircase.

Suitable for all ages

No booking required.


All events: Gothic

Twilight Tour

11 March 2015   08:00 PM

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+


All events: Other

Renaissance Cardinals Conference

13 March 2015 - 14 March 2015  

The conference will be introduced by Dr Glenn Richardson and will focus on renaissance cardinals as diplomats and patrons of the arts.

A three course conference dinner with wine will be held on the evening of Friday 13th March in the Gallery in Strawberry Hill House. Tickets for this can be booked separately on this website as can guided tours of the house including the newly restored rooms.

View full programme here 

More details and book >


All events: Gothic

Twilight Tour

25 March 2015   08:00 PM

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+


All events: Gothic

Gothic bookclub

26 March 2015   07:30 PM - 09:00 PM

Join us in the Gallery to discuss Charles Dickens' final and unfinished novel The Mystery of Edwin Drood.

The event is free, but booking is required as places are limited.

adult


All events: FoSH Exclusives

Private Tour of The Houses of Parliament

27 March 2015   10:45 AM - 12:45 PM

We are pleased to invite our members to an exclusive guided tour of the Houses of Parliament, courtesy of our local MP Dr. Vince Cable.

The Palace of Westminster comprises the House of Commons and the House of Lords, and the current palace is an iconic example of Victorian ‘Perpendicular Gothic’ architecture, designed by Charles Barry and Augustus Pugin. This is an exclusive opportunity to gain access to the centre of British political power and learn more about these historic buildings from an expert tour guide.

Although the tour is free we would suggest a donation of £10 towards the Peacock Appeal. All donations will be generously matched by the Heritage Lottery Fund, so for every £10 donation we receive £20 which will go towards ensuring the long-term security of Strawberry Hill.

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Bouncing Bunnies

28 March 2015   12:30 AM - 03:00 PM

Bunnies in the Garden? Turn yourself into a Bouncing Bunny and hop around the garden during this fantastical and fluffy day of fun at Strawberry Hill. Your little ones will get a kick out of creating their very own bunny ears followed by the opportunity to hop around and explore the gardens.

Suitable for ages 3+. Parents must stay with children for the duration of the activity. 

£2 per child. Advance booking not required, payment should be made in the shop on arrival.

No booking required.


All events: Children & Families

Cheeky Chickens around the world

28 March 2015 - 15 April 2015  

Just like Horace Walpole, many cheeky chickens have been traveling around the world this past year, and during the Easter holidays they will be passing by our very own Strawberry Hill. Explore the house to find them as they hide inside and find out what they have been up to during their journey! Every explorer will be rewarded with chocolate treats!

Suitable for all ages, children must be accompanied by an adult at all times

The trail and entry to the house is free to children when accompanied by an adult with a paid house admission ticket. Booking house tickets is option, however to guarantee a specific entry time booking is recommended 

http://strawberryhillhouse.org.uk/book.php

No booking required.


Creative Chocolate For Under 5s

1 April 2015, 11:00 AM

Lots of people enjoy eating yummy, colourfully decorated chocolate at Easter. At Strawberry Hill young chocolate lovers can try their cooking skills making Easter nests and their artistic flair decorating their very own Easter Egg. p>

Advance booking is required, please only book one place per child. Children under 5 years must be accompanied by an adult.

Please notify us of any allergies in advance of this workshop at enquiry@strawberryhillhouse.org.uk or call 020 8744 1241.

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All events: Children & Families

Chocoholics For Over 5s

1 April 2015, 02:00 PM

Are you a chocoholic? If so, we have the perfect activity for you and your family. At our Chocoholics event you will become a chocolate maker and create a variety of chocolate treats, including truffles to take home in a golden box just in time for Easter.

Advance booking is required, please only book one place per child.

Please notify us of any allergies in advance of this workshop at enquiry@strawberryhillhouse.org.uk or call 020 8744 1241.

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All events: Children & Families

An Enchanted Easter Adventure

4 April 2015 - 6 April 2015, 11:00 AM - 04:00 PM

Down the woodland trail and up! Enjoy our enchanting, outdoor fairytale surroundings, find clues and answer riddles as you explore around the garden. Every adventurer will be rewarded with chocolate treats. This Easter adventure will definitely bring enchantment and joy into your little ones’ eyes.

£2 a trail, suitable for all ages. Advance booking not required. Parents must stay with children for the duration of the activity.

Please Purchase your trail in the shop.

No booking required.


All events: Gothic

Twilight Tour

8 April 2015, 08:00 PM

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+


All events: Children & Families

Storytelling Puppets For Under 5s

8 April 2015, 11:00 AM

Let us enchant you with an afternoon of stories and puppetry including colourful and funny puppets which you will make yourself. A fun activity for the whole family!

Advance booking is required, please only book one place per child. Children under 5 years must be accompanied by an adult.

Sold out


All events: Children & Families

Marvelous Monsters for Over 5s

8 April 2015, 02:00 PM

Are you a budding author, with a mind full of wonderful and fantastic creatures and ideas? Come bring you own Marvelous Monster-themed stories to life in this creative craft workshop that will surely become the stage for magical things to happen.

Advance booking is required, please only book one place per child.


All events: The Garden

Garden Tour

8 April 2015, 03:30 PM

Our knowledgeable guides will show you the key features of the garden and you will learn about the gardens restoration and place in the historical context of the Thames Landscape.

This is a walking tour and lasts approximately 45 minutes. 

No booking required.


Awesome Animals

11 April 2015, 12:30 PM

What is your favorite animal? Bunny, dog, panda, elephant, or anything cute and furry? Well how fun would it be if you could create it with your own hands? Come and join us in this artistic activity, and create an awesome animal using pompoms and other craft materials.

Suitable for ages 3 +. Parents must stay with children for the duration of the activity.

£2 per child. Advance booking not required, payment should be made in the shop on arrival.

No booking required.


All events: Gothic

Twilight Tour

22 April 2015, 08:00 PM

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+


All events: The Garden

Garden Tour

22 April 2015, 03:30 PM

Our knowledgeable guides will show you the key features of the garden and you will learn about the gardens restoration and place in the historical context of the Thames Landscape.

This is a walking tour and lasts approximately 45 minutes. 

No booking required.


All events: Gothic

Gothic Bookclub

30 April 2015, 07:30 PM - 09:00 PM

Join us in the Gallery to discuss Charles Dickens' The Signal Man who tells the narrator of a ghost that has been haunting him. Each spectral appearance precedes a tragic event on the railway on which the signalman works.

The event is free, but booking is required as places are limited. The event is free, but booking is required as places are limited.

adults


All events: Children & Families

Maypole Mayhem

4 May 2015  12:30 PM - 03:00 PM

Welcome the month of May by learning the traditional dance of the Maypole. The May Dance of weaving ribbons has become popular throughout the centuries across Europe. In Britain it was often considered a symbol of community so why not give this British tradition a go this Bank Holiday Monday?

You’ll also opportunity to take part in our fabulous head dress craft activity and become May King or Queen.

£2 per participant for head dress activity payable in shop. May Pole dance free.

Suitable for ages 3+. Children under 8 years must be accompanied by an adult at all times.

No booking required.


All events: The Garden

Garden Tour

13 May 2015  03:30 PM

Our knowledgeable guides will show you the key features of the garden and you will learn about the gardens restoration and place in the historical context of the Thames Landscape.

This is a walking tour and lasts approximately 45 minutes. 

No booking required.


All events: Lectures

Walpole and the Wider World Study Day

21 May 2015  09:15 AM - 04:30 PM

Papers will focus on the trading operations of The East India Company and its influence on fashion, textiles and the decorative interior including that of Strawberry Hill House. The day will include a guided tour of the house including the newly restored rooms. Tours will be led by the Chair of the Trust, Michael Snodin and Architectural Historian, Kevin Rogers

Adults


All events: Children & Families

Drop in Activity - The Grand Tour

23 May 2015  12:30 PM - 03:00 PM

Make your own funky passport and sail boat so that you can explore Horace Walpole’s Wider World.

£2 per participant payable in shop on arrival.

Suitable for ages 3+. Children under 8 years must be accompanied by an adult at all times

No booking required.


All events: Gothic

Twilight Tour

27 May 2015  08:00 PM

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+


All events: Children & Families

Shaun the Sheep for Under 5s

27 May 2015  11:00 AM

Come and listen to the adventures of Shaun the Sheep and make your own Shaun to take home.

Please book one ticket per participating child.

For under 5s. Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times


All events: Children & Families

Superheroes for Over 5s

27 May 2015  02:00 PM

Turn yourself into a superhero and test your powers in our awesome workshop.

Please book one ticket per participating child. 

For over 5s. Children under 8 years must be accompanied by an adult at all times


All events: The Garden

Garden Tour

27 May 2015  03:30 PM

Our knowledgeable guides will show you the key features of the garden and you will learn about the gardens restoration and place in the historical context of the Thames Landscape.

This is a walking tour and lasts approximately 45 minutes. 

No booking required.


All events: Gothic

Gothic Bookclub

28 May 2015  07:30 PM

Join us in the Gallery to discuss The Little Stranger by Sarah Waters (2009). It is a ghost story set in a dilapidated mansion in Warwickshire, England in the 1940s.

The event is free, but booking is required as places are limited.

Adult


All events: Children & Families

Chelsea Fringe Workshop: Where is the Hedgehog?

7 June 2015  01:00 PM - 03:00 PM

Meet the author, hear the story, go on a habitat treasure hunt and take part in a craft activity. Author Mairi McLeod is keen to foster a love of nature and raise awareness of what can be done to look after British biodiversity and preserve our iconic mammal, the hedgehog. Where is the Hedgehog aimed at early years, is entertainingly written with outdoor and indoor activity ideas. There’s a hedgehog hidden on every page!

Advance booking required.

For ages 3 – 7, children must be accompanied by an adult at all times.

For ages 3-7


All events: Gothic

Twilight Tour

10 June 2015  08:00 PM

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+


All events: The Garden

Garden Tour

10 June 2015  03:30 PM

Our knowledgeable guides will show you the key features of the garden and you will learn about the gardens restoration and place in the historical context of the Thames Landscape.

This is a walking tour and lasts approximately 45 minutes. 

No booking required.


All events: The Dining Club

The Dining Club

11 June 2015  07:00 PM - 11:00 PM

Tales of Downton Abbey will be the theme of Lord Fellowes talk at the Dining Club in June 2015. The guests will have the opportunity to also ask the famous actor, novelist and film director questions at the end of the evening.

Membership of the Dining Club is required - join now.

Adults only


All events: Exhibitions

Laura Ford at Strawberry Hill House

20 June 2015 - 31 October 2015  

Stephen Feeke, Director of Roche Court Sculpture Park has curated Strawberry Hill’s first exhibition of contemporary art – a solo exhibition of sculpture by Laura Ford, whose work particularly suits the history and atmosphere of Strawberry Hill. Laura’s work portrays animals and people as fantastic and nightmarish figures, using humour and acute observation to engage with social issues and appeal to the audience’s childhood memories. New and existing works will be combined inside the house and around the garden to mark the second wave of the restoration of the interiors at Strawberry Hill.

Cost: Included as part of house admission ticket.

As house opening times

No booking required.


All events: Other

Arcadian Walks with Chris Sumner

21 June 2015 - 27 June 2015  01:30 PM

Twickenham, on a bend in the River Thames, enjoys a special place in the history of the English garden. This walking tour starts at York House, a C17 red-brick house in former times the home variously of Horace Walpole's niece Mrs Anne Damer. It then continues along the Embankment to the modern gardens on the site of the demolished Twickenham swimming pool, along Cross Deep to the site of Pope's house and garden and to Radnor Gardens, formerly the site of Radnor House, an early Gothic Revival house that predated Strawberry Hill…From Radnor Gardens it is but a short walk across the road to Strawberry Hill...

Your ticket includes a refreshing cream tea in the Cloister House Café at the end of this informative guided walk.

Advance booking required.

Adults Only


All events: Exhibitions

Laura Ford in Conversation with Stephen Feeke

23 June 2015  07:30 PM

Taking place in the Waldegrave Drawing Room, St. Mary's University.

Laura Ford (b. 1961) is recognised internationally as one of the UK’s leading sculptors. Her solo show will be the first exhibition of contemporary art at Strawberry Hill and is being curated by Stephen Feeke, Director of Roche Court. Influenced by Surrealism and filmmakers such as Jean Cocteau and David Lynch, Ford’s often figurative work strongly references childhood with a melancholic, sometimes dark undertone. She is well-known for her portrayals of animals, with which she explores aspects of the human condition. This event will take place as an exhibition of her work opens at Strawberry Hill House which will combine existing works and new works made in response to the unique setting it offers. The exhibition will be accompanied by a specially-commissioned book by Dr Judy Collins.

Adults Only


All events: Gothic

Twilight Tour

24 June 2015  08:00 PM

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+


All events: The Garden

Garden Tour

24 June 2015  03:30 PM

Our knowledgeable guides will show you the key features of the garden and you will learn about the gardens restoration and place in the historical context of the Thames Landscape.

This is a walking tour and lasts approximately 45 minutes. 

No booking required.


All events: Gothic

Gothic Bookclub

2 July 2015  07:30 PM

We will be discussing The Blood of the Vampire (1897) by Florence Marryat.   Marryat’s vampire is female and drains her victims’ life force, rather than their blood. Harriet Brandt is the daughter of a mad scientist and a mixed-race voodoo priestess. Brought up on her parents’ Jamaican plantation, she is forced to flee to Europe after the slaves revolt. Although everyone is initially attracted to Harriet, people who get close to her seem to sicken and die.

The event is free, but booking is required as places are limited.


All events: Gothic

Twilight Tour

8 July 2015  08:00 PM

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+


All events: The Garden

Garden Tour

8 July 2015  03:30 PM

Our knowledgeable guides will show you the key features of the garden and you will learn about the gardens restoration and place in the historical context of the Thames Landscape.

This is a walking tour and lasts approximately 45 minutes. 

No booking required.


All events: Gothic

Twilight Tour

22 July 2015  08:00 PM

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+


All events: The Garden

Garden Tour

22 July 2015  03:30 PM

Our knowledgeable guides will show you the key features of the garden and you will learn about the gardens restoration and place in the historical context of the Thames Landscape.

This is a walking tour and lasts approximately 45 minutes. 

No booking required.


All events: Children & Families

Summertime Filmmaking Arts Award: Make a short film in a week

27 July 2015 - 31 July 2015  09:00 AM - 05:00 PM

Strawberry Hill is offering a week long summer camp where your child can achieve a nationally recognised award managed by Trinity College and supported by the Arts Council. The Arts Award creates a framework for learning and sharing new skills, and so inspires young people to grow their arts and leadership talents in a way that is creative, valuable and accessible.

Join a group of young aspiring film-makers from in the unique surroundings of Strawberry Hill House, one of England’s most elegant and eccentric Gothic castles. You’ll be learning the key skills of film-making with professionals on hand to guide you. From script-writing to acting, art direction to costumes, directing to camerawork. Ending with a special premiere of the finished film in front of family and friends, this will be a great opportunity to meet other enthusiastic movie-makers and see the results of your work on the big screen.

Advance booking required.

Fee includes cost of moderation

For ages 11-16 years old.

Lunch not included, please bring a packed lunch.

Suitable for ages 11-16 years old


All events: Exhibitions

Laura Ford at Strawberry Hill House

20 June 2015 - 31 October 2015  

Stephen Feeke, Director of Roche Court Sculpture Park has curated Strawberry Hill’s first exhibition of contemporary art – a solo exhibition of sculpture by Laura Ford, whose work particularly suits the history and atmosphere of Strawberry Hill. Laura’s work portrays animals and people as fantastic and nightmarish figures, using humour and acute observation to engage with social issues and appeal to the audience’s childhood memories. New and existing works will be combined inside the house and around the garden to mark the second wave of the restoration of the interiors at Strawberry Hill.

Cost: Included as part of house admission ticket.

As house opening times

No booking required.


All events: Children & Families

Sculpture Arts Award

10 August 2015 - 14 August 2015  10:00 AM - 04:00 PM

Strawberry Hill is offering a week long summer camp where your child can achieve a nationally recognised award managed by Trinity College and supported by the Arts Council. The Arts Award creates a framework for learning and sharing new skills, and so inspires young people to grow their arts and leadership talents in a way that is creative, valuable and accessible.

Your child will have the opportunity to work with a qualified artist and respond to an exhibition of sculpture by one of the UK’s leading sculptors, Laura Ford. They will then have the opportunity to host their own private view for friends and family at the end of the week.

Advance booking required.

For ages 8 to 12 years old.

Ticket price to include moderation fee.

Lunch not included, please bring a packed lunch.

Suitable for ages 8-12 years old


All events: Gothic

Twilight Tour

12 August 2015  08:00 PM

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+


All events: The Garden

Garden Tour

12 August 2015  03:30 PM

Our knowledgeable guides will show you the key features of the garden and you will learn about the gardens restoration and place in the historical context of the Thames Landscape.

This is a walking tour and lasts approximately 45 minutes. 

No booking required.


All events: Gothic

Twilight Tour

26 August 2015  08:00 PM

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+


All events: The Garden

Garden Tour

26 August 2015  03:30 PM

Our knowledgeable guides will show you the key features of the garden and you will learn about the gardens restoration and place in the historical context of the Thames Landscape.

This is a walking tour and lasts approximately 45 minutes. 

No booking required.


All events: Exhibitions

Laura Ford at Strawberry Hill House

20 June 2015 - 31 October 2015  

Stephen Feeke, Director of Roche Court Sculpture Park has curated Strawberry Hill’s first exhibition of contemporary art – a solo exhibition of sculpture by Laura Ford, whose work particularly suits the history and atmosphere of Strawberry Hill. Laura’s work portrays animals and people as fantastic and nightmarish figures, using humour and acute observation to engage with social issues and appeal to the audience’s childhood memories. New and existing works will be combined inside the house and around the garden to mark the second wave of the restoration of the interiors at Strawberry Hill.

Cost: Included as part of house admission ticket.

As house opening times

No booking required.


All events: Gothic

Twilight Tour

9 September 2015  08:00 PM

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+


All events: The Garden

Garden Tour

9 September 2015  03:30 PM

Our knowledgeable guides will show you the key features of the garden and you will learn about the gardens restoration and place in the historical context of the Thames Landscape.

This is a walking tour and lasts approximately 45 minutes. 

No booking required.


All events: Gothic

Twilight Tour

23 September 2015  08:00 PM

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+


All events: The Garden

Garden Tour

23 September 2015  03:30 PM

Our knowledgeable guides will show you the key features of the garden and you will learn about the gardens restoration and place in the historical context of the Thames Landscape.

This is a walking tour and lasts approximately 45 minutes. 

No booking required.


All events: Gothic

Gothic bookclub

24 September 2015  07:30 PM

Join us to discuss The Bloody Chamber by Angela Carter (1979)  This novelette was published in a book of short stories which and won the Cheltenham Festival Literary Prize. All of the stories share a common theme of being closely based upon fairytales or folk tales

This is a free event, but booking is essential as numbers are limited.

Adult


All events: Exhibitions

Laura Ford at Strawberry Hill House

20 June 2015 - 31 October 2015  

Stephen Feeke, Director of Roche Court Sculpture Park has curated Strawberry Hill’s first exhibition of contemporary art – a solo exhibition of sculpture by Laura Ford, whose work particularly suits the history and atmosphere of Strawberry Hill. Laura’s work portrays animals and people as fantastic and nightmarish figures, using humour and acute observation to engage with social issues and appeal to the audience’s childhood memories. New and existing works will be combined inside the house and around the garden to mark the second wave of the restoration of the interiors at Strawberry Hill.

Cost: Included as part of house admission ticket.

As house opening times

No booking required.


All events: The Dining Club

The Dining Club

1 October 2015  07:00 PM - 11:00 PM

Hugh Johnson, the highly respected wine expert will be joining the Dining Club in October as the guest speaker. Hugh is considered the best-selling wine writer. He will be speaking about the English man's taste in wine and food in Walpole's day; what Walpole might have had in the cellar at Strawberry Hill and some of those who enjoyed the wine from the cellar.

Membership of the Dining Club is required - join now.

Adults only


All events: Gothic

Twilight Tour

14 October 2015  08:00 PM

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+


All events: The Garden

Garden Tour

14 October 2015  03:30 PM

Our knowledgeable guides will show you the key features of the garden and you will learn about the gardens restoration and place in the historical context of the Thames Landscape.

This is a walking tour and lasts approximately 45 minutes. 

No booking required.


All events: Gothic

Twilight Tour

28 October 2015  08:00 PM

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+


All events: The Garden

Garden Tour

28 October 2015  03:30 PM

Our knowledgeable guides will show you the key features of the garden and you will learn about the gardens restoration and place in the historical context of the Thames Landscape.

This is a walking tour and lasts approximately 45 minutes. 

No booking required.


All events: Gothic

Gothic bookclub

29 October 2015  07:30 PM

Join us to discuss Rustication by Charles Palliser (2013) The novel is presented as a historical true-crime, in the form of a diary from 1863 kept by a young man, Richard Shenstone, who finds himself "rusticated" – expelled from Cambridge for an offence whose seriousness is only gradually revealed.

This is a free event, but booking is essential as numbers are limited.

Adult


All events: The Garden

Garden Tour

11 November 2015  03:30 PM

Our knowledgeable guides will show you the key features of the garden and you will learn about the gardens restoration and place in the historical context of the Thames Landscape.

This is a walking tour and lasts approximately 45 minutes. 

No booking required.


All events: Gothic

Twilight Tour

25 November 2015  08:00 PM

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+


All events: The Garden

Garden Tour

25 November 2015  03:30 PM

Our knowledgeable guides will show you the key features of the garden and you will learn about the gardens restoration and place in the historical context of the Thames Landscape.

This is a walking tour and lasts approximately 45 minutes. 

No booking required.


All events: Gothic

Gothic bookclub

26 November 2015  07:30 PM

Join us to discuss Christmas Ghost Stories: Dark Christmas by Jeanette Winterson (2013) which starts, ‘Highfallen House stood on an eminence overlooking the sea. It was a square Victorian gentleman’s residence. The large bay windows looked down through the pines towards the shore. Six stone steps led the visitor up to the double front door where a gothic bell-pull released a loud mournful clang deep into the distances of the house’.

This is a free event, but booking is essential as numbers are limited.

Adult


No events for December as yet. Please call back later.