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NEWS: Discover the intricate world of woodcut printmaking in our double exhibition – ‘The Devil is in the Detail’ presents Albrecht Dürer’s ‘Great Passion,’ rarely seen in its entirety, while ‘There Goes the Sun’ showcases Christiane Baumgartner’s modern woodcuts. Opens 15 October 2023 – 10 April 2024. Tickets included in general admission.FIND OUT MORE
FILM: To celebrate our exhibition ‘The Devil is in the Detail: Dürer’s Great Passion and Early Woodcuts from the Schroder Collection’, Elena Greggio has made this beautiful film on the art of woodcut making.WATCH NOW
PODCAST: As part Christiane Baumgartner. There Goes the Sun exhibition, Making a Mark Podcast produced by Cristea Roberts Gallery, explores the work of Christiane Baumgartner (b. 1967), a ground-breaking artist who has achieved international critical acclaim for her printmaking.LISTEN NOW
BLOG: Strawberry Hill House was delighted to receive on long term loan a copy of the Percy Sisters portrait which was displayed in the Lost Treasures exhibition. The portrait always intended as an over-mantel piece is now hanging over the handsome Adam fireplace in the Round Room.READ MORE
NEWS: We are delighted to announce the return of the Strawberry Hill House Flower Festival, 22 – 24 September 2023, supported by Savills Teddington. Join us for a spectacular showcase of British-grown flowers from the UK’s leading floral designers, curated by Leigh Chappell & Janne Ford.READ MORE
NEWS: Strawberry Hill House is delighted to have been awarded a grant from Arts Council England and the Department for Culture, Media and Sport, to help us maintain the fabric of this significant building and ensure the quality of care for our growing art collection, enriching our offer for visitors and our community.READ MORE
NEWS: Treasures from Faraway: Medieval and Renaissance Objects from the Schroder collection (19 March – 19 July 2023) shines a spotlight on the aristocratic habit of collecting valuable objects to create what were known as Cabinets of Curiosities, which developed in the courts of Northern and Southern Europe during the Renaissance. Exhibition now closed.READ MORE
NEWS: Over 50 Old Master paintings on long term loan from Dulwich Picture Gallery – and a further eight works from a private English collection – will help to recreate the atmosphere of Strawberry Hill House as it would have appeared over 250 years ago. Included in general admission when the House reopens from Sunday 29 January 2023.READ MORE
NEWS: The Strawberry Hill sewing Bee are now creating another quilt – this time to be raffled to raise funds for the house. The design is modelled on an early 18th century quilt, in the possession of the V&A. The quilt will be stitched at the House, so visitors will be able to see it being made and will often be able to see the quilters at work.FIND OUT MORE
NEWS: This year Strawberry Hill House has commissioned a Christmas card created by local artist, Simon Cavelle. Simon has been painting professionally for over 30 years, he has painted a number of the rooms at Strawberry Hill which have been made into greetings cards. The Strawberry Hill House Christmas card is now available to purchase in the Shop.READ MORE
NEWS: One of the most iconic and macabre objects owned by Horace Walpole (1717-1797) has been reacquired by Strawberry Hill House, thanks to the Acceptance in Lieu scheme. The porcelain vase will go on permanent display in the Hall at Strawberry Hill House, from Wednesday 26 October.READ MORE
NEWS: The 4th annual Strawberry Hill House Flower Festival takes place next month, 23 – 25 September 2022. Book now to see the house transformed into a breathtaking oasis by spectacular floral installations created by some of the UK’s leading floral designers. Curated by Leigh Chappell & Janne Ford, proudly sponsored by Savills Teddington and in association with Flowers From The Farm.READ MORE
NEWS: We are delighted to announce that following the incredible support shown by so many generous donors, the William Hogarth portrait of Horace Walpole as a child has now arrived at Strawberry Hill House and will be on display from Sunday 12 June 2022.READ MORE
NEWS: Pollock’s Toy Museum presents: ‘Cardboard Gothic: Damsels, Demons and Heroes’ opening 10 July – 14 September 2022. Pollock’s Toy Museum‘s miniature theatres, bring Horace Walpole’s imaginary world of Gothic to life inside his ‘House full of playthings’.READ MORE
BLOG: Strawberry Hill House & Garden is delighted to be a part of The Queen’s Green Canopy, a tree planting initiative created to mark Her Majesty’s Platinum Jubilee, which invited communities from across the UK to “Plant a #Tree for the Jubilee.”READ MORE
GARDEN BLOG: The Garden continues to bloom as we step into Spring. Our Hepatica and Narcissi are still on show for visitors to enjoy in the grounds, and the woodland walk is edged by purple and white fritillaries, with cherry laurels, marking the approach to our famous Walpole oak.READ MORE
NEWS: Thank you to everyone who has helped us meet our ‘Horace and Hogarth Reunited’ target appeal! We’ve been overwhelmed by the enthusiasm and support we have received. Acquiring this remarkable painting is a rare opportunity and we look forward to this portrait joining other works in our collection.
We are now stretching our appeal to see if we can raise extra funds to contribute towards the display and interpretation of the portrait. You can still support us by donating or sharing. Find out more and Donate
NEWS: We are delighted to announce the launch of our first ever Art Happens crowdfunding campaign to raise the final £25,000 to bring a rare and significant painting of Horace Walpole by William Hogarth home to Strawberry Hill House.
Find out more and Donate
NEWS: Discover one of the most beautiful and beguiling cities on earth in our NEW In Focus ‘The Grand Tour: The Two Horaces and the Court of Florence’. Opening Sunday 27 March until Sunday 20 July.BOOK NOW
NEWS: The House reopens from Sunday 30 January 2022. Booking is open for our revised opening days. House & Shop: Sunday – Wednesday, 11am – 4pm, Garden & Cafe: Sunday – Thursday, 10am – 4pm.BOOK NOW
NEWS: In the second of our In Focus series of objects, we celebrate works created by Horace Walpole’s beloved goddaughter, sculptress Anne Seymour Damer, who inherited the House upon his death in 1797. The display runs from the 17 October 2021 – 3 January 2022, access is included in the general admission.READ MORE
BLOG: Horace Walpole’s Grinling Gibbons Cravat takes centre stage at new exhibition. The remarkable life and legacy of Grinling Gibbons (1648-1721) will be celebrated at Compton Verney, as part of a year-long series of events to commemorate the tercentenary of the most renowned British woodcarver of the 17th century, often called the ‘Michelangelo of Wood.’READ MORE
NEWS: Online Exhibition (Free to explore): The Unexpected Jewish Past of Strawberry Hill House, Curated by Silvia Davoli. For most visitors, the House is synonymous with Horace Walpole and this online exhibition, through a selection of images and objects, highlights the lives of two of its historic owners: Frances, Countess Waldegrave and the Stern Family.EXPLORE THE EXHIBITION
FILM: Hear from our Honorary Librarian and Conservation Intern as they share a behind-the-scenes of Horace Walpole’s Library and its preventive clean, which visitors can come and see throughout July. WATCH NOW
NEWS: In the first of a new series of In Focus displays, featuring objects and artworks that tell us the extraordinary story of Strawberry Hill House and its inhabitants, one of its most iconic objects is returning home – the 18th century Chinese porcelain vase in which Horace Walpole’s favourite cat drowned.FIND OUT MORE
FILM: With just one week left to visit the installation, you can learn more about Architectural Designer and Drag Performer Kleanthis Kyriakou’s sculpture ‘A Monument to Strawberry Hill’ in this latest in conversation with the brilliant Dan Nouveau: WATCH NOW
NEWS: We’re offering National Lottery players 241 entry between the 6 – 13 June, as part of the National Lottery Open Week. To book tickets please select ‘National Lottery 241’ on the booking page. BOOK NOW
NEWS: As part of the Pride Month celebrations this June, we welcome architectural designer and drag performer Kleanthis Kyriakou to install his sculpture A Monument to Strawberry Hill in the House. The installation is included as part of the general admission.FIND OUT MORE
FILM: Curator, Silvia Davoli talks with Emanuela Tarizzo, Gallery Director, Tomasso and Board Member, London Art Week on the return of the group portrait of Catherine de’ Medici with her children which now hangs in The Gallery. WATCH NOW
NEWS: Queen Catherine returns to Strawberry Hill House – A group portrait of Catherine de’ Medici with her children, first bought by Horace Walpole, is returning to Strawberry Hill House 247 years later, thanks to the Acceptance in Lieu scheme, administered by the Arts Council.READ MORE
NEWS: Discover the fascinating history of what Horace Walpole, creator of Strawberry Hill House & Garden, called his “enchanted little landscape” by joining our NEW Garden Tour, starting April 13th.BOOK NOW
GARDEN BLOG: In this new Garden blog, Head Gardener Alfonso Moreno takes a look back at the winter season and the incredible work the team has achieved ready for our full garden reopening on 12 April.READ MORE
NEWS: As a result of the Covid-19 restrictions, only a few visitors were able to experience our beautiful Lockdown Letters to Horace: An Art Installation. A look back on the full project is now available on our website.EXPLORE NOW
BLOG: As part of International Women’s Day 2021, Strawberry Hill House interviewed Dr Caroline Gonda about Anne Damer, Horace Walpole’s niece, challenging gender stereotypes and representation of female artists.READ MORE
BLOG: To mark International Women’s Day 2021, our Outreach Manager Claire Leighton writes about Lady Waldegrave and her independence at a time when this was not at all usual and nearly 60 years before women would have the right to vote.READ MORE
NEWS: As part of LGBTQ+ History month, Strawberry Hill House hosts a series of online talks which explore the House, its occupants and our cultural understanding of LGBT+ history during the 18th century. Exploring LGBTQ+ in the 18th century: a series of online talks, commences on Wednesday 17th February 2021 at 7pm. BOOK NOW
NEWS: In response to over 250 letters received from the local community, as part of our ‘Write to Horace’ project. Richard E. Grant introduces just some of our letter writers in a special short film. WATCH NOW
NEWS: Over 250 people responded to our #WritetoHorace letter writing campaign, sharing their unique observations and experiences during this time. All of the letters sent to us whether by post or email have now been collated into a digital catalogue of letters.READ MORE
NEWS: Lockdown Letters to Horace: An Art Installation, curated by Charmaine Stimson, Judith North, and Kate Proudman opens 5 November 2020 – 5 January 2020, Sunday – Thursday, 11am – 4pm. The installation is included in the general admission to the House.READ MORE
NEWS: Strawberry Hill House featured in The Times in September, the article highlighted the House, its previous owners and our involvement in the Jewish Country House Project with University of Oxford. READ MORE
NEWS: Strawberry Hill House is seeking a local Visual Artist to help build an installation of letters at the House in late October. Deadline Friday 25th September, 2020: READ MORE
Blog: Visiting-the-house-under-covid-19. Written by Nevil Tomlinson, Volunteer Guide and Membership Newsletter Editor.READ MORE
NEWS: We are delighted to announce that Strawberry Hill House will reopen its doors from Sunday 26th July, 2020 and Booking is Now Open. Our team and volunteers have been working incredibly hard to ensure we offer the safest environment and experience for visitors.
NEWS: ‘Write to Horace’ and join our new Letter Writing Campaign.READ MORE
NEWS: The Strawberry Hill Flower Festival Goes Online – offering a range of floral and growing-related sessions across a two-day festival.READ MORE
BLOG: Horace Walpole’s Curators. Written by Nevil Tomlinson, Volunteer Guide and Membership Newsletter Editor.READ MORE
BLOG: ‘Horace’s House’ – Written by Carole Tucker, Librarian and volunteer guideREAD MORE
BLOG: Sewing Bees complete replica BedREAD MORE
BLOG: Katie Sollohub’s ‘Blue Bedchamber’ Wins Derwent Art PrizeREAD MORE
BLOG: Local Artist Peter Jarvis completes House artworkREAD MORE
NEWS: Strawberry Hill House was the setting for the promotional photo shoot for ‘Frozen – The Musical’ in March when we welcomed the stars of the show, Samantha Barks and Stephanie McKeon, to the house. The show comes to London later this year. Take a look at the fabulous behind-the-scenes film. WATCH NOW
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