Friends Membership

Friends are integral to safeguarding Strawberry Hill House’s continuation as a visitor attraction and hub of community engagement. Membership starts at just £25 per year. By joining the Friends you will become part of an exciting and challenging chapter in the on-going restoration and preservation of Strawberry Hill House, as we seek to bring more objects from Walpole’s collection home.

All membership levels come with:
Unlimited FREE entry to Strawberry Hill House.
10% discount on selected events.
10% discount in our café.
10% discount on shop purchases.
3 editions of our Serendipity newsletter per year.
Access to exclusive Friends’ events.
Monthly email updates.

Our online booking for membership is coming soon! In the meantime, please contact for more information and to join.

Serendipity circle

The Serendipity Circle was formed to help Strawberry Hill House fund current and future needs, be they restoration, education or the establishment of our endowment fund. In return for your generous support, we offer exclusive events and entertainment including invitations to our Annual Reception and small events with historians and restorers to explain the meticulous and painstaking restoration of Walpole’s ‘little gothic castle’.


We offer three levels of membership of the Serendipity Circle:
Virtuoso Member – £500 per annum
Strawberry Committee – £1000 per annum
Life Member – £25 000 single donation




  • Season ticket for member and guest. Additional guest tickets on request.
  • An invitation for member and guest to the SHT Annual Reception to report on the year’s achievements and talk about plans for the future.
  • Invitations for member and guest to private views of events/exhibitions at Strawberry Hill House.
  • Visits or private views at selected properties, museums and galleries either not open to the public, or at a special time when the public are not there.
  • Serendipity newsletter three times a year, with all the latest Strawberry Hill House news.
  • Special offers in the Shop

Strawberry Committee
All of the Virtuoso benefits plus

  • An invitation to member and guest to an annual dinner in Horace Walpole’s Gallery with the Chairman and Curator of the Trust.
  • Private tours of the House for member and guests with SHT Chairman or Director may be made at any time by special arrangement.
  • Special concessions for private parties at Strawberry Hill House.

Life Member
All of the Virtuoso and Strawberry Committee benefits for life.

Our online booking is coming soon! In the meantime, please contact for more information and to join.

How to Join

By Cheque
Cheques should be made payable to ‘Friends of Strawberry Hill’ and posted alongside our application form. Cheques can be handed in to the shop during opening hours or sent to our address:

Friends of Strawberry Hill,
Strawberry Hill House
268 Waldegrave Road,

In Person
Make a cash or card payment in the Strawberry Hill House shop. It is possible to receive a refund for a visit if Friends membership is purchased retrospectively.