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.

Ancient Bronze

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The ancient bronze bust of Caligula, rediscovered after a century, will be displayed at Strawberry Hill House from 29 June on long-term loan.

Flower Festival

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Our flower festival is back for a 6th successive year and this time we’re celebrating Nature Unbound at Strawberry Hill House. Tickets are on sale now for 13 – 15 September.

WHAT'S ON

Guided House Tour

30 June 2024 at 10:00am

Strawberry Hill House Summer Concert

2 July 2024 at 7:15pm, doors open at 6:45pm

Talk & Garden Tour: Walpole, van Huysum and the Art of the Garden

3 July 2024 at 10:30am-12:00pm

Lefty Lewis and the Waldegraves: Collecting, Obsession, Friendship

5 July 2024 at 11:00am (Doors open at 10:45am)

Guided Tour of the Garden

6 July 2024 at 11:15am-12pm

Twilight tour – 11th July

11 July 2024 at 6:30pm-8:30pm

News & Blogs

NEWS: Bronze bust of the emperor Gaius Caesar Augustus Germanicus (Caligula) will be on display from 29 June 24 at Strawberry Hill House on long-term loan from the Schroder Collection. After being lost for over a century, the ancient bronze bust of Roman emperor Caligula, gifted to Horace Walpole by Horace Mann in 1767, has been rediscovered in the Schroder family collection. Initially thought to be a Renaissance piece, recent analysis confirms its ancient origins, reuniting it with its storied past at Strawberry Hill. FIND OUT MORE

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.

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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.

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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.