Exhibition:The Unexpected Jewish Past of Strawberry Hill at Strawberry Hill House

Strawberry Hill

Strawberry Hill

Exhibition, Wed 1 - Thu 30 Sep 2021

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268 Waldegrave Road,
Strawberry Hill,

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For most visitors, Strawberry Hill House is synonymous with Horace Walpole, who built this villa in ‘dear Twick’ and filled it with his collections. But what we find today has only survived thanks to the action of subsequent owners who lived in and renovated the house in the 19th and early 20th century, two of whom came from a Jewish background.

To celebrate the European Jewish Days of Culture, Strawberry Hill has created an online exhibition to spotlight the contribution of these two figures: Frances, Countess Waldegrave (1821-1879), whose father John Braham was an internationally famous Jewish opera singer; and Herbert Stern, 1st Baron Michelham (1851-1919), who belonged to a European Jewish dynasty of bankers.

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Dates Times
Wed 1 - Thu 30 Sep 2021


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See location of Strawberry Hill House on Google mapsSee location on Google maps

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
For further information visit www.tfl.gov.uk


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