“She ought to live nearer friends and help: that I know no spot so healthy or convenient for both as the count of Twicks.”
Horace Walpole, July 1755

Friends of Strawberry Hill

Join the Friends and enjoy unlimited entry to the house throughout the season

Since our founding in 2000, the Friends have campaigned tirelessly to safeguard Strawberry Hill and it is with great pride that we have seen the result of our hard work since opening.

We are fortunate to have received grants from the Heritage Lottery Fund for much of the work and are extremely grateful for the continuing generosity of Trusts and individual donors; however, Strawberry Hill receives no government subsidy and is independent from larger bodies such as English Heritage or the National Trust. The Friends’ valuable contribution is, therefore, critical in ensuring that the House continues to flourish.

There is still much to do; a further five rooms are to be restored, the restoration of the garden has yet to be completed and we need to research the whereabouts of much of Walpole’s extensive collection which was dispersed in the 19th century and to return at least some of it to the house.

If you join the Friends you will become part of this exciting and challenging chapter in the ongoing restoration and preservation of Strawberry Hill House.

Membership Levels

  • Friend – Individual £30
  • Friend – plus Guest £40
  • Friend – Family £50
  • Dilettante - £100

Pay online by direct debit and receive a £5 discount on your first year’s membership.

Benefits of joining the Friends

  • Unlimited entry to Strawberry Hill House
  • 10% discount on selected events
  • 10% discount in our café
  • 10% discount on Strawberry Hill branded goods
  • 3 editions of our newsletter, Serendipity, per year
  • Invitations to exclusive Friends visits

Friend – plus Guest will also receive 6 guest tickets to the house.

Family Friend will also receive unlimited entry to the house for 2 adults and children up to 18 years.

Dilettante Friend will also receive 6 guest tickets to the House and an invitation for you and a guest to private views of events and exhibitions.

How to Join

By Direct Debit or Credit/Debit Card: choose the relevant membership level in the boxes to the right and you will be taken to our secure website to complete the process.

By Cheque: please make cheques payable to ‘Friends of Strawberry Hill’, print and complete our application form and either visit our shop or post to: FoSH, Strawberry Hill House, 268 Waldegrave Road, Twickenham TW1 4ST.

In Person: visit our shop at Strawberry Hill House.


Friends of Strawberry Hill Committee

  • Chair: Raymond Davies
  • Founder: Anna Chalcraft
  • Jo Hartley
  • Fay Hunter
  • Alixe Kingston
  • Jenny Meagher
  • Justin Roberts
  • Terry Smith
  • Judith Viscardi
  • Valery Whitefields

How to support us


Become a Friend now

Friend – Individual
Direct Debit: £25 Credit/Debit Card: £30
Friend – plus Guest
Direct Debit: £35 Credit/Debit Card: £40
Friend – Family
Direct Debit: £45 Credit/Debit Card: £50
Dilettante
Direct Debit: £95 Credit/Debit Card: £100