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Children under 8 years of age should be supervised at all times during family activities. Adults supervising children don’t need to book tickets for themselves, just for the children they bring along.

Those over 8 years of age may be left with our education staff during activities, but we will request written permission and a contact telephone number for their parent or guardian.

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

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

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All events: Gothic

Twilight Tour

12 February 2014, 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 also opportunity to enjoy a complimentary glass of Prosecco beforehand from 7.30pm.

Recommended 18+


All events: The Dining Club

The Dining Club

13 February 2014, 07:30 PM - 11:00 PM

Enjoy a 'fine dining experience' in one of the historic rooms of the house followed by a talk from Bamber Gascoigne, the British television presenter and author, best known for being the original quizmaster on University Challenge.

Membership of the Dining Club is required - join now.

Adults only

Sold out


All events: Gothic

Gothic Bookclub

20 February 2014, 07:30 PM - 09:00 PM

Join us in the Gallery to discuss the first published gothic novel, Horace Walpole's The Castle of Otranto.  

Adults


All events: FoSH Exclusives

The Great Annual FoSH Quiz

21 February 2014, 07:00 PM - 10:30 PM

Doors open at 7pm and the quiz starts at 7.30pm. 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.

Sold out


All events: Gothic

Twilight Tour

26 February 2014, 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: Lectures

Walpole's Lost Treasures

1 March 2014, 01:00 PM - 02:00 PM

Strawberry Hill's Research Curator, Dr Silvia Davioli will explain her exciting role tracing Horace Walpole's renowned collection which was dispersed during the Great Sale of 1842.

Sold out


All events: Lectures

Walpole's Lost Treasures

1 March 2014, 03:00 PM - 04:00 PM

Strawberry Hill's Research Curator, Dr Silvia Davioli will explain her exciting role tracing Horace Walpole's renowned collection which was dispersed during the Great Sale of 1842.

Sold out


All events: Other

Behind Closed Doors

1 March 2014, 12:00 PM

On our first open day of 2014 visitors enjoy exclusive access to five rooms never before opened to the public before restoration work begins, alongside the beautifully conserved areas already on display.

Access to the Breakfast Room, Green Closet, Red Bedchamber, Mr Walpole's Bedchamber, and the Plaid Chamber will be included in the normal ticket price.This will be your only opportunity to see all of these rooms together before they reopen in 2015. 

While enjoying the house visitors will also have the chance to meet our craftsmen and quiz members of our architectural team. Afterwards there will be chances to try gilding (drop-in paid activity) or enjoy a lecture describing our hunt for Walpole's Lost Treasures (£5, advance booking required)

Buy admission tickets (last admission 4:20pm)

Purchase tickets for Walpole's Lost Treasures at 1pm or 3pm


All events: FoSH Exclusives

Exclusive FoSH Tour of The Enlightenment Gallery at the British Museum

11 March 2014, 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

We are delighted to be able to offer our Friends an exclusive, private tour of the Enlightenment Gallery at the British Museum. The Enlightenment was an age of reason and learning that flourished across Europe and America from about 1680 to 1820. This rich and diverse permanent exhibition uses thousands of objects to demonstrate how people in Britain understood their world during this period. It is housed in the King’s Library, the former home of the library of King George III. Objects on display reveal the way in which collectors, such as Horace Walpole, antiquaries and travellers during this great age of discovery viewed and classified objects from the world around them.

Please meet outside the Enlightenment Gallery at 11.15. The tour will start at 11.30 and last approximately one hour. The cost for the tour is £15.


All events: Gothic

Twilight Tour

12 March 2014, 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 March 2014, 03:30 PM

Strawberry Hill's Eighteenth Century garden is one of the earliest in the English naturalistic style. This beautiful landscape offers visitors an opportunity to enjoy views of the fairy tale castle from Walpole's extraordinary recreated shell bench, see a rare example of a theatrical border and discover the quaint gothic revival style Priors Garden.

Our knowledgeable guides will take you on a free 45 minute walking tour of the garden. You can learn about its key features, restoration and place in the historical context of the Thames landscape.

No booking required.


All events: Other

Wedding Showcase

16 March 2014, 11:00 AM - 04:00 PM

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

View the magnificent 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 canapés and discuss menus. See bridal wear, meet local florists, photographers and other providers of wedding services to start planning for this important occasion.

This event is held in conjunction with St Mary's University College.

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

No booking required.


All events: The Garden

Seed Swap

22 March 2014, 03:00 PM - 04:30 PM

Annual Spring Seed Swap. A chance to meet fellow gardeners to swap seeds and growing ideas over a cup of tea. Swapping envelopes and refreshments provided. Please bring seeds to swap or a small donation.

All welcome

No booking required.


All events: Gothic

Twilight Tour

26 March 2014, 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+

Sold out


All events: The Garden

Garden Tour

26 March 2014, 03:30 PM

Strawberry Hill's Eighteenth Century garden is one of the earliest in the English naturalistic style. This beautiful landscape offers visitors an opportunity to enjoy views of the fairy tale castle from Walpole's extraordinary recreated shell bench, see a rare example of a theatrical border and discover the quaint gothic revival style Priors Garden.

Our knowledgeable guides will take you on a free 45 minute walking tour of the garden. You can learn about its key features, restoration and place in the historical context of the Thames landscape.

No booking required.


All events: Gothic

Gothic Bookclub

27 March 2014, 07:30 PM - 09:30 PM

Join us in the Gallery to discuss Vathek by William Beckford.   Described as one of the strangest eighteenth-century novels, it is the story of the ruthless Caliph Vathek's journey to damnation.  

Adults


All events: FoSH Exclusives

Tour and Talk in the Garden

27 March 2014, 03:00 PM - 04:30 PM

Friends of Strawberry Hill are invited to an event we are hosting here at Strawberry Hill House. Throughout 2014, the Friends are raising money to fund the living roof for the new visitors’ centre, due for completion in May 2014. We would be delighted if you would join us for a talk and tour of the garden on Thursday 27th March, when our gardener, Jenny Sarginson will be talking about the bio-diversity of the living roof. This event is free, but do please book. Please meet in the Cloister Coffee House at 3pm


All events: Music & Theatre

JMW Turner – Elemental

28 March 2014, 07:30 PM

A play for the Turner’s House Trust by Dianne Cutlack. Directed by Raymond Daniel-Davies. Original music by Leigh Stevenson.

From humble beginnings in Covent Garden, William Turner rose to become one of England’s most influential painters, a pillar of the Royal Academy.

Elemental is a spirited portrayal of a complex and headstrong man who defied convention and courted controversy in his lifestyle and his art. Revealing the individual behind such famous works as The Fighting Temeraire, the play brings Turner, his closest circle and his greatest foe back to life in the glorious Gallery of Strawberry Hill.

The play is 90 min in length plus a 20-min interval.

12 years +


All events: Music & Theatre

JMW Turner – Elemental

29 March 2014, 07:30 PM

A play for the Turner’s House Trust by Dianne Cutlack. Directed by Raymond Daniel-Davies. Original music by Leigh Stevenson.

From humble beginnings in Covent Garden, William Turner rose to become one of England’s most influential painters, a pillar of the Royal Academy.

Elemental is a spirited portrayal of a complex and headstrong man who defied convention and courted controversy in his lifestyle and his art. Revealing the individual behind such famous works as The Fighting Temeraire, the play brings Turner, his closest circle and his greatest foe back to life in the glorious Gallery of Strawberry Hill.

The play is 90 min in length plus a 20-min interval.

12 years +


All events: Music & Theatre

JMW Turner – Elemental

30 March 2014, 07:30 PM

A play for the Turner’s House Trust by Dianne Cutlack. Directed by Raymond Daniel-Davies. Original music by Leigh Stevenson.

From humble beginnings in Covent Garden, William Turner rose to become one of England’s most influential painters, a pillar of the Royal Academy.

Elemental is a spirited portrayal of a complex and headstrong man who defied convention and courted controversy in his lifestyle and his art. Revealing the individual behind such famous works as The Fighting Temeraire, the play brings Turner, his closest circle and his greatest foe back to life in the glorious Gallery of Strawberry Hill.

The play is 90 min in length plus a 20-min interval.

12 years +


All events: Children & Families

Giant Eggs for Under 5's

16 April 2014, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Come and decorate Giant glitzy Eggs and make egg-stra special Easter cards for all your friends and family.

Children must be accompanied by an adult however please book only one ticket per child.

For Under 5's. Must be accompanied by an adult

Sold out


All events: Children & Families

Fabulous Faberge Eggs for over 5's

16 April 2014, 01:00 PM - 02:30 PM

Get more than 30% off if you book you tickets before 4th April!

Be fabulous with Faberge and create an egg-cellent masterpiece.

Over 5's. Under 8's must be accompanied by an adult

Sold out


All events: Children & Families

Bouncing Bunnies

19 April 2014, 12:30 PM - 03:00 PM

Turn yourself into an Easter bunny. Make bunny masks and ears, then have fun bouncing around the garden.

Booking is not required for this event, just drop by the house any time between 12.30pm and 3pm. There is a small charge of £2 per participant.

Under 8's must be accompanied by an adult

No booking required.


All events: Gothic

Twilight Tour

23 April 2014, 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 April 2014, 03:30 PM

Strawberry Hill's Eighteenth Century garden is one of the earliest in the English naturalistic style. This beautiful landscape offers visitors an opportunity to enjoy views of the fairy tale castle from Walpole's extraordinary recreated shell bench, see a rare example of a theatrical border and discover the quaint gothic revival style Priors Garden.

Our knowledgeable guides will take you on a free 45 minute walking tour of the garden. You can learn about its key features, restoration and place in the historical context of the Thames landscape.

No booking required.


All events: Gothic

Gothic Bookclub

24 April 2014, 07:30 PM - 09:00 PM

Join us to discuss Wilkie Collins The Woman in White.  Engaged as a drawing master to the beautiful Laura Fairlie, Walter becomes embroiled in the sinister intrigues of Sir Percival Glyde and his 'charming' friend Count Fosco. The Woman in White combines Gothic horror with psychological realism.

Adult


All events: Gothic

Twilight Tour

14 May 2014, 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 May 2014, 03:30 PM

Strawberry Hill's Eighteenth Century garden is one of the earliest in the English naturalistic style. This beautiful landscape offers visitors an opportunity to enjoy views of the fairy tale castle from Walpole's extraordinary recreated shell bench, see a rare example of a theatrical border and discover the quaint gothic revival style Priors Garden.

Our knowledgeable guides will take you on a free 45 minute walking tour of the garden. You can learn about its key features, restoration and place in the historical context of the Thames landscape.

No booking required.


All events: Children & Families

Windmills and Helicopters

24 May 2014, 12:30 PM - 03:00 PM

Join our drop in activity and catch the wind with your own homemade windmill or helicopter.

£2 a go, booking not required.

All ages welcome. Under 8's must be accompanied by an adult.

No booking required.


All events: Gothic

Twilight Tour

28 May 2014, 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 May 2014, 03:30 PM

Strawberry Hill's Eighteenth Century garden is one of the earliest in the English naturalistic style. This beautiful landscape offers visitors an opportunity to enjoy views of the fairy tale castle from Walpole's extraordinary recreated shell bench, see a rare example of a theatrical border and discover the quaint gothic revival style Priors Garden.

Our knowledgeable guides will take you on a free 45 minute walking tour of the garden. You can learn about its key features, restoration and place in the historical context of the Thames landscape.

No booking required.


All events: Children & Families

Fabulous Fairy Tales for the under 5’s: Three Little Pigs

28 May 2014, 11:00 AM

Listen to a famous fairy tale, the story of the “Three Little Pigs” then your little ones can make their own pigs and blow them over in this charming twist on a fairy tale classic. Advanced booking required. Please only book one place per child.

Under 5's. Must be accompanied by an adult


All events: Children & Families

Let’s Go Fly a Kite

28 May 2014, 01:00 PM

Whip up a storm at Strawberry Hill. Make your very own kite and then fly it in the gardens of our magical white castle. Advanced booking required. Please only book one place per child.

For over 5's. Under 8's must be accompanied by an adult.


All events: Children & Families

Festival of Fun

1 June 2014, 11:00 AM

Get a taste of Summer at Strawberry as the garden plays host to a day of family fun. Have a go at archery, bring a stuffed toy to the Teddy Bear's Picnic and meet animals from Kidsrome Petting Zoo. Refreshments will be available from our new Cloisters Coffee House or bring a picnic and enjoy our fabulous gardens. The Festival launches our exciting range of summer workshops and drop-in activities until the end of August.

No booking required.


All events: Children & Families

Sunshine and Rainbows

7 June 2014, 12:30 PM - 03:00 PM

Celebrate the best of our British weather and make your very own 'smiling suns' and colourful paper rainbow mobiles.

Donations of £2.00 per child.

No age restriction. Under 8's must be accompanied by an adult.

No booking required.


All events: Gothic

Twilight Tour

11 June 2014, 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

11 June 2014, 03:30 PM

Strawberry Hill's Eighteenth Century garden is one of the earliest in the English naturalistic style. This beautiful landscape offers visitors an opportunity to enjoy views of the fairy tale castle from Walpole's extraordinary recreated shell bench, see a rare example of a theatrical border and discover the quaint gothic revival style Priors Garden.

Our knowledgeable guides will take you on a free 45 minute walking tour of the garden. You can learn about its key features, restoration and place in the historical context of the Thames landscape.

No booking required.


All events: The Dining Club

The Dining Club

12 June 2014, 07:30 PM - 11:00 PM

Enjoy a 'fine dining experience' in the gallery followed by a talk from Ffion Hague, author of The Pain and the Privilege: The Women in Lloyd George's Life. Ffion Hague is the wife of the Foreign Secretary.

Membership of the Dining Club is required - join now.

Adults only


All events: Music & Theatre

Follia - Music from 18th Century Paris

13 June 2014, 07:30 PM

William Summers: Baroque Flute
Diane Moore: Baroque Violin
Ibrahim Aziz: Viola da Gamba
Yeo Yat-Soon: Harpsichord

2014 marks the 250th anniversary of the deaths of Jean-Philippe Rameau and Jean-Marie Leclair, two of the most innovative and original composers in eighteenth century France. This concert explores the instrumental music of Rameau, Leclair and other composers working in contemporary Paris. The magnificently restored eighteenth century Gothic interior of the Gallery of Strawberry Hill House provides an appropriately atmospheric backdrop to this music of refined elegance and florid drama.

FOLLIA is a baroque ensemble with a flexible combination of instrumental and/or vocal musicians as appropriate to the repertoire being performed.
It is made up of experienced specialists in their respective fields. Programmes are based on specific themes drawing on the fascinating links between the music of each period and the historical context of contemporary thoughts, events and developments in the other arts. The music performed ranges from the early 17th century to the late 18th century.


All events: Gothic

Twilight Tour

25 June 2014, 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 June 2014, 03:30 PM

Strawberry Hill's Eighteenth Century garden is one of the earliest in the English naturalistic style. This beautiful landscape offers visitors an opportunity to enjoy views of the fairy tale castle from Walpole's extraordinary recreated shell bench, see a rare example of a theatrical border and discover the quaint gothic revival style Priors Garden.

Our knowledgeable guides will take you on a free 45 minute walking tour of the garden. You can learn about its key features, restoration and place in the historical context of the Thames landscape.

No booking required.


All events: FoSH Exclusives

The FoSH Annual Summer Party

26 June 2014, 07:00 PM - 09:00 PM

Our Annual Summer Party/AGM will be held in the Gallery with drinks on the terrace (weather permitting) and our traditional up-date from Nick Smith on the on-going renaissance of Strawberry Hill and from our gardener, Jennifer Sarginson. This is a free event, exclusively for Members of the Friends of Strawberry Hill, but booking is essential.


All events: Other

The Strawberry River Experience

2 July 2014, 08:00 PM - 09:30 PM

Join us for the Strawberry River Experience on Wednesday 2 July 2014, 8-9.30pm. Enjoy a summer evening cruising to Richmond along one of the most scenic stretches of the Thames in South West London. The Strawberry Hill tour guide, Raymond Daniel-Davies will give an interesting talk about the historic sites on the river including Orleans House, Ham House and the Star and Garter home. Tickets are £65 and include a delicious supper and wine. Embark and disembark at The Wharf pier, Teddington.

18+


All events: Gothic

Twilight Tour

9 July 2014, 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 July 2014, 03:30 PM

Strawberry Hill's Eighteenth Century garden is one of the earliest in the English naturalistic style. This beautiful landscape offers visitors an opportunity to enjoy views of the fairy tale castle from Walpole's extraordinary recreated shell bench, see a rare example of a theatrical border and discover the quaint gothic revival style Priors Garden.

Our knowledgeable guides will take you on a free 45 minute walking tour of the garden. You can learn about its key features, restoration and place in the historical context of the Thames landscape.

No booking required.


All events: Gothic

Gothic Bookclub

17 July 2014, 07:30 PM - 09:00 PM

Join us in the Gallery to read The Minotour Takes a Cigarette Break by Steven Sherrill. Five thousand years out of the Labyrinth, the Minotaur finds himself in the American South, living in a trailer park and working as a line cook at a steakhouse. No longer a devourer of human flesh, the Minotaur is a socially inept, lonely creature with very human needs.

Adult


All events: Gothic

Twilight Tour

23 July 2014, 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 July 2014, 03:30 PM

Strawberry Hill's Eighteenth Century garden is one of the earliest in the English naturalistic style. This beautiful landscape offers visitors an opportunity to enjoy views of the fairy tale castle from Walpole's extraordinary recreated shell bench, see a rare example of a theatrical border and discover the quaint gothic revival style Priors Garden.

Our knowledgeable guides will take you on a free 45 minute walking tour of the garden. You can learn about its key features, restoration and place in the historical context of the Thames landscape.

No booking required.


All events: Gothic

Twilight Tour

13 August 2014, 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

13 August 2014, 03:30 PM

Strawberry Hill's Eighteenth Century garden is one of the earliest in the English naturalistic style. This beautiful landscape offers visitors an opportunity to enjoy views of the fairy tale castle from Walpole's extraordinary recreated shell bench, see a rare example of a theatrical border and discover the quaint gothic revival style Priors Garden.

Our knowledgeable guides will take you on a free 45 minute walking tour of the garden. You can learn about its key features, restoration and place in the historical context of the Thames landscape.

No booking required.


All events: Gothic

Twilight Tour

27 August 2014, 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

27 August 2014, 03:30 PM

Strawberry Hill's Eighteenth Century garden is one of the earliest in the English naturalistic style. This beautiful landscape offers visitors an opportunity to enjoy views of the fairy tale castle from Walpole's extraordinary recreated shell bench, see a rare example of a theatrical border and discover the quaint gothic revival style Priors Garden.

Our knowledgeable guides will take you on a free 45 minute walking tour of the garden. You can learn about its key features, restoration and place in the historical context of the Thames landscape.

No booking required.


All events: Gothic

Twilight Tour

10 September 2014, 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 September 2014, 03:30 PM

Strawberry Hill's Eighteenth Century garden is one of the earliest in the English naturalistic style. This beautiful landscape offers visitors an opportunity to enjoy views of the fairy tale castle from Walpole's extraordinary recreated shell bench, see a rare example of a theatrical border and discover the quaint gothic revival style Priors Garden.

Our knowledgeable guides will take you on a free 45 minute walking tour of the garden. You can learn about its key features, restoration and place in the historical context of the Thames landscape.

No booking required.


All events: The Garden

Garden Tour

24 September 2014, 03:30 PM

Strawberry Hill's Eighteenth Century garden is one of the earliest in the English naturalistic style. This beautiful landscape offers visitors an opportunity to enjoy views of the fairy tale castle from Walpole's extraordinary recreated shell bench, see a rare example of a theatrical border and discover the quaint gothic revival style Priors Garden.

Our knowledgeable guides will take you on a free 45 minute walking tour of the garden. You can learn about its key features, restoration and place in the historical context of the Thames landscape.

No booking required.


All events: Gothic

Gothic Bookclub

25 September 2014, 07:30 PM - 09:00 PM

Join us in the Gallery to discuss Mary Shelley's Frankenstein

Adults


All events: Gothic

Twilight Tour

8 October 2014, 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 October 2014, 03:30 PM

Strawberry Hill's Eighteenth Century garden is one of the earliest in the English naturalistic style. This beautiful landscape offers visitors an opportunity to enjoy views of the fairy tale castle from Walpole's extraordinary recreated shell bench, see a rare example of a theatrical border and discover the quaint gothic revival style Priors Garden.

Our knowledgeable guides will take you on a free 45 minute walking tour of the garden. You can learn about its key features, restoration and place in the historical context of the Thames landscape.

No booking required.


All events: The Dining Club

The Dining Club

16 October 2014, 07:30 PM - 11:00 PM

Enjoy a 'fine dining experience' at Strawberry Hill followed by a talk from Lars Tharp, presenter of the Antiques Roadshow, speaker and broadcaster, arts and antiques consultant.

Membership of the Dining Club is required - join now.

Adults only


All events: Gothic

Twilight Tour

22 October 2014, 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 October 2014, 03:30 PM

Strawberry Hill's Eighteenth Century garden is one of the earliest in the English naturalistic style. This beautiful landscape offers visitors an opportunity to enjoy views of the fairy tale castle from Walpole's extraordinary recreated shell bench, see a rare example of a theatrical border and discover the quaint gothic revival style Priors Garden.

Our knowledgeable guides will take you on a free 45 minute walking tour of the garden. You can learn about its key features, restoration and place in the historical context of the Thames landscape.

No booking required.


All events: Gothic

Gothic Bookclub

23 October 2014, 07:30 PM - 09:00 PM

Join us in the Gallery to discuss Thomas de Quincey's Confessions of an English Opium Eater. De Quincey is an early 19th-century adventurer involved with helping runaway slave girls and victims of a tong war in San Francisco. Garbed in black from head to toe, de Quincey narrates his adventures.

Adults


All events: Gothic

Twilight Tour

12 November 2014, 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

Twilight Tour

26 November 2014, 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

27 November 2014, 07:30 PM - 09:00 PM

Join us in the Gallery to discuss Victor Hugo's The Hunchback of Notre Dame; the story of the Cathedral of Notre Dame and how the lives of strangers are connected in an intricate web of love, hate and despair.

Adults


No events for December as yet.