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Stroll along a peaceful riverside road to look into the woodland gardens behind the wall. There you will find a contemporary art gallery and the last remaining feature of a stunning 18th century building. Orleans House Gallery offers an exciting programme of exhibitions that features artists inspired by the Richmond Borough Art Collection, emerging artists and research projects focusing on the relationship between humans and nature. 

This beautiful community hub welcomes visitors of all ages with festivals, family trails and workshops as well as concerts. There is a lovely gift shop, where you can buy individual wares designed by local makers. There is also a cafe on the premises - brunch and coffee are served!

Orleans House Gallery has a rich and vibrant history, the baroque Octagon room was designed by renowned architect James Gibbs. There is also a Study Gallery where you can find out more about the Borough Collection and leading figures and artists from the local area.

This venue is easily reached from London and the south east by road, rail, and even by boat.



Group Visits:

If you would like to bring a group to the gallery please contact.



Self-guided visits:

Visit Orleans House Gallery with your class and explore our exhibitions and site in your own time with our Self-Guided Visits designed by artist  Abigail Hunt.  

There are three trails available:  

  • Looking Differently: This tour includes practical and discussion-based activities to encourage exploring Orleans House Gallery both inside and outside. Students will engage with all their senses to place themselves within the different spaces, looking differently and thinking about how artworks make them feel or think. Suitable for Key Stage 1.  
  • Change and Contrast: Look closely at Orleans House Gallery with your students and consider its histories, its future, and its present. Students will use this visit to reflect on how they are connected to the gallery and find inspiration in the building and the natural environment surrounding it. Suitable for Key Stages 2 and 3.  
  • Place, Space and Materiality: Looking at the different spaces within Orleans House Gallery this tour encourages students to think about placing themselves as unique individuals within this fascinating location. Ideas for practical and discussion-based activities will encourage your students to take notice of the details within the architecture and the outside spaces as well as exploring the exhibitions. Suitable for Key Stages 2 and 3.  


Play Works:

Explore a new world with your students and let their imaginations run free.


This visit is free, but booking is essential.  

To enquire about a visit please complete our enquiry booking form here.

Educational Visits enquiry forms should be completed at least four weeks in advance of the session. We will be in touch to confirm the activity and will send you a session agreement. This must be returned at least two weeks before the visit.     

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Orleans House Gallery is free to visit. Donations are welcome.



  • Disabled access
  • Disabled toilets


  • Baby changing facilities
  • Children welcome

Meeting, Conference & Wedding Facilities

  • Venue approved for civil marriage
  • Wedding receptions

Property Facilities

  • Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)
  • Public toilets
  • Smoking not allowed

Map & Directions

Road Directions


Limited free car parking space is available within the grounds. Vehicle access via Orleans Road only. For navigation devices please use Orleans Road and continue along turning into Riverside. There is no vehicle access via Lebanon Park Road. Coach drop off is at Richmond Road/Marble Hill House Car Park.


Access to the Orleans House Gallery car park can be limited due to high tides. Please ensure you check the tide times before you visit, please visit the Port of London Authority website and search High tides at Richmond Bridge.

Public Transport Directions

Train and London Underground:

St Margarets, Twickenham and Richmond can be easily reached with direct trains from Waterloo.



From Richmond: 33, 490, H22, R68, R70.

From Twickenham: 33, 490, H22, R68, R70



The gallery is just a short walk from St Margarets train station. There are also footpath routes available for visitors who are walking.

Orleans House Gallery

Type:Art Gallery

Orleans House Gallery, Orleans Road, Twickenham, London, TW1 3BL

Tel: 020 8831 6000

Opening Times

Season (1 Jan 2024 - 31 Dec 2024)
Tuesday - Sunday10:00 - 17:00

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