Art Gallery:Orleans House Gallery

Octagon Room

Octagon Room

Art Gallery, free entry

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Stroll along a peaceful riverside road into secluded woodland gardens, to find stunning 18th century interior design and the principle art gallery for the Borough of Richmond upon Thames, which attracts over 40,000 visitors a year. Visitors of all ages can try out their own artistic talents in a pre-booked workshop at Orleans House, or to soak up more history, Marble Hill Park and Ham House are nearby. Finish off with great pub grub around the corner from the Gallery, which is reached easily from London and the south east by road, rail, or even by boat.
Orleans House has a rich and vibrant history, the baroque Octagon room was designed by renowned architect James Gibbs, but the full potential of the site has yet to be realised.

Baby changing facilitiesDisabled toiletsPublic toilets

Children welcomeMobility Accessibility FacilitiesDogs not accepted (except guidedogs)Smoking not allowedVenue approved for civil marriageWedding receptions

Opening details

Tuesday to Sunday (including Bank Holidays) 10am to 5pm
Café open Tuesday to Sunday 9.30am to 5.30pm


Free entry


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Map reference: TQ 168734  Lat: 51.44783 Long: -0.31954

Accessible from the Thames Path and from Richmond Road.
Train: St Margarets Station (slow South West Trains from Waterloo via Richmond). Alternatively, District Line to Richmond and train from there (1 stop).
Bus routes: 33, 490, H22, R68, R70 and 290 alighting at the Crown pub or Lebanon Park.
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Accessible by Public Transport: 0 miles from St Margarets station


  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Mobility Accessibility FacilitiesMobility Accessibility Facilities
  • Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)
  • Smoking not allowedSmoking not allowed
  • Venue approved for civil marriageVenue approved for civil marriage
  • Wedding receptionsWedding receptions