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Strawberry Hill

Strawberry Hill

Talk, Wed 13 Nov 2019


Strawberry Hill House


268 Waldegrave Road,
Strawberry Hill,


From the seventeenth century wunderkammer, through Grand Tour collections, to Victorian assemblies of imperial plunder, the British country house has long been a lumber room of appropriated cultural artefacts. Tim Knox looks at the way British and Irish country house proprietors pressed Egyptian antiquities, Greek and Roman marbles, Assyrian reliefs, Indian and Pacific curios and objects of natural history into domestic service, and traces the rise and fall of the country house museum.

Facilities for groupsPublic toilets

Children welcome

Event details

Dates Times
Wed 13 Nov 2019 19:30
From 6.45pm enjoy a complimentary glass of fizz in Horace Walpole’s magnificent Gallery. The lectures will begin at 7.30pm in the Waldegrave Drawing Room by kind permission of St Mary’s University.


Individual Lecture ticket: £22,
Members' Lecture Series: £58
Lecture Series: £78



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
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  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome