image for Children's Activity Event item typeTrue Gothic - Tales of a Macabre Collection at Strawberry Hill House

Strawberry Hill

Strawberry Hill

Halloween Event, Fri 26 Oct 2018


Strawberry Hill House


268 Waldegrave Road,
Strawberry Hill,


Horace Walpole’s long lost objects are returning to his gothic castle Strawberry Hill House this October. To celebrate this once-in-a-lifetime exhibition, join us for an evening of atmospheric storytelling, as we adventure through the darker side of history. This candle-lit tour takes you through the some of the strange objects in his collection, for one night only. A portrait of an 18th century murderess, the obsidian mirror of an Elizabethan necromancer, a lock of hair from a bloody queen, and many other mysterious artefacts lie in wait. Their dark and eerie stories are eager to be told. Expect a touch of the Gothic and the supernatural as we delve deep into the imaginative psyche of the castle’s owner.

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Event details

Dates Times
Fri 26 Oct 2018 18:00 to 20:00





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Map reference: TQ 158722  Lat: 51.43696 Long: -0.33539

By Road: At the London Road roundabout on the A316 take the exit signposted Twickenham A310.
At the mini roundabout turn left, you are still on London Road. Pass Twickenham Station on your left. At traffic lights you will have to bear right into King Street. Get over into left lane and turn left at the traffic lights into Cross Deep. You will pass Radnor Gardens leading down to the Thames on your left.
At mini roundabout turn right into Waldegrave Road. You will see Strawberry Hill House on your left. Just past the house is the turning into St. Mary's College where you can park
Bus: 33 travels from Hammersmith and through Richmond and the R68 travels from Kew Gardens Station, through Richmond Train and Bus Stations.
Train: Richmond Station
Tube: Richmond District Line
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