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Marble Hill is the last complete survivor of the elegant villas and gardens which bordered the Thames between Richmond and Hampton Court in the 18th century. It was begun in 1724 for the remarkable Henrietta Howard, mistress of King George II when he was Prince of Wales, and friend of some of the cleverest men in England. The house and gardens were planned by a coterie of fashionable connoisseurs, including Mrs Howard's neighbour, the poet Alexander Pope.

A lovely Palladian villa still set in 66 acres of riverside parkland, Marble Hill was intended as an Arcadian retreat from crowded 18th-century London. It became renowned as a salon of literary wits, gathered round their learned hostess. The compact but carefully planned interior is focused on the first floor 'Great Room' where Mrs Howard held court.

Marble Hill's interiors have been exquisitely restored and recreated, and some of its dispersed original contents have been re-assembled from as far afield as Philadelphia and Melbourne, Australia. There is also a fine collection of early Georgian paintings, including portraits of Mrs Howard and her circle. There can be few places in England which better recall the atmosphere of Georgian fashionable life. A display recreates the Chinese wallpaper Henrietta Howard hung in the dining room. A unique paper has been designed to fit the room, each sheet different and hand painted by Chinese artists.

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Built in 1728, Marble Hill House is the last complete survivor of the elegant villas and gardens which bordered the Thames between Richmond and Hampton Court in the 18th century.

Guide Prices

English Heritage members - free
Adult: £7.80 / £8.60 with Gift Aid
Child (5-17) £4.70 / £5.20 with Gift Aid
Conc. £7.00 / £7.70 with Gift Aid
Family (2 adults,3 children) £20.30 / £22.40 with Gift Aid
Oversees visitor pass available with unlimited access for 9 or 16 days - see website for further details.

Facilities

Accessibility

  • Disabled access
  • Wheelchairs available

Catering

  • On-site light refreshments

Children

  • Children welcome

Groups

  • Education/study area

Property Facilities

  • Dogs Accepted
  • Gift shop
  • Public toilets
  • Smoking not allowed

Site Features

  • English Heritage Property

Map & Directions

Marble Hill House

Type:Historic House

Richmond Road, Twickenham, TW1 2NL

Tel: 020 8892 5115

Opening Times

* 28 March - 27 Oct 2019:
The House will open Sat - Sun for Guided Tours only at 10:30am, 12pm, 2:15pm & 3:30pm.

Please see website for House closure on Sat & Sun for special events.

Cafe open daily 10am-5pm
Park open daily 7am-8pm

House closed between 28 Oct 2019 and 3 April 2020.

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