Welcome to Strawberry Hill House & Garden

Strawberry Hill House & Garden, created by Horace Walpole in the 18th century, has been open to visitors for over 250 years. This extraordinary building is internationally famous as Britain’s finest example of Georgian Gothic revival architecture and home to an increasingly important collection of paintings and objects.

Opening Times

House & Shop: Saturday – Wednesday, 11am – 4pm. Last entry 3pm.
Garden & Café: Saturday – Wednesday, 9am – 4pm.  Garden free entry.

Bank Holidays and weekends can be busy, please book ahead to avoid disappointment.

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Van Huysum Exhibit

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Two masterpieces described by renowned art historian Andrew Graham Dixon as “the two most brilliant and perfectly preserved paintings by the painter” on public display for the first time in ten years. Exhibition runs from 18th May to 8th September.

Summer Events

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A relaxing summer evening can be enjoyed by all when Summer Sounds returns to Strawberry Hill House. In the shade of the 18th-century villa, roll out the picnic blanket, for days to remember of musical and theatrical fun.


Guided House Tour

28 April 2024 at 10am. Tours take place on the second and last Sunday of each month.

Guided Tour of the Garden

4 May 2024 at 11:15am-12pm

Guided House Tour

12 May 2024 at 10am. Tours take place on the last Sunday of each month.

Gothic Book Club – Carmilla by J Sheridan Le Fanu

13 May 2024 at 6:30pm

In the Picture: Van Huysum and some other friends, with Andrew Graham-Dixon

17 May 2024 at Please arrive at 6.30pm for a 7pm start

Flower and Photography workshop in the style of Jan van Huysum

18 May 2024 at 10am-4pm (arrive 10 mins before start)

News & Blogs

BLOG: Crafted by renowned makers Thomas Phipps and Edward Robinson, this blog tells the story of Horace Walpole’s coconut cups, which have returned to the house for the first time since 1842. It highlights the resurgence of coconut cups as symbols of luxury during the Georgian period and acknowledges the efforts of all involved in their return to Strawberry Hill House.


BLOG: The blog delves into the intriguing discovery of graffiti etched onto a stained-glass roundel in the Library of Strawberry Hill, the Gothic home of Horace Walpole. These markings, including the name “Thomas Cromwell,” prompt speculation about their significance and origin. The blog suggests that Walpole, known for his wit and fascination with social mobility, may have left these marks as a commentary on Cromwell’s rise to power. By Dr Rosalind White, Collections Assistant at Strawberry Hill House.


NEWS: Two exquisite paintings by Giovanni Paolo Panini are on display from 20 April 24 at Strawberry Hill on long-term loan from a private collector. These delightful works  presence in the house broadens our understanding of Walpole’s multi-layered taste, including more antiquarian aesthetics to better reflect the original atmosphere of Strawberry Hill. Cas Bradbeer, Assistant Curator at Strawberry Hill House, shares the story behind these stunning works.


Get Involved

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Strawberry Hill House offers a range of opportunities to get involved in activities taking place in all areas of the House and Garden.

Venue Hire

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Within easy reach of central London, Strawberry Hill House is a stunning space for hosting a variety of events.

Support Us

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We need your support to keep the house open for generations to come. Become a member or donate to our fundraising initiatives today.

House & Garden

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Strawberry Hill House is internationally famous as Britain’s finest example of Georgian Gothic Revival architecture.