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Beautifully restored Octagon Room

It was most enjoyable to visit the gallery after its £3.7 million restoration and the addition of... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
DGarethOwen
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Just re-opened after a large refurbishment it is more than you expect it to be!

Not just another country home, no room after room of how the previous inhabitants used the house... read more

Reviewed 12 April 2018
Mariska B
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London, United Kingdom
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Stroll along a peaceful riverside road into secluded woodland gardens, to find a stunning 18th century interior design - and the principal art gallery for the borough of Richmond upon Thames. Orleans House has a rich and vibrant history, from the...more
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Reviewed 1 week ago

It was most enjoyable to visit the gallery after its £3.7 million restoration and the addition of the new North Wing. The highlight of the visit for us was the beautifully restored 18th Century Octagon Room, designed by James Gibbs (architect of the Radcliffe Camera...More

Thank DGarethOwen
Reviewed 12 April 2018

Not just another country home, no room after room of how the previous inhabitants used the house, but instead lots of hands on educational material of the house and the area and a charming art collection. Felt lucky to be one of the first ones...More

Thank Mariska B
Reviewed 27 June 2017 via mobile

Unexpected gem from our walk as we came across the path then the garden. We had a nice amble but did not get into the Orleans house. Enjoyed the garden and surrounding.

Thank Jaycee K
Reviewed 7 June 2017

Orleans House is named after its most famous occupant, the Duc d'Orleans who, as the former French King Louis Philippe (1830-1848) lives in exile in this attractive retreat on the banks of the Thames near Twickenham. What remains of what was once a large Palladian-style...More

Thank futtock21
Reviewed 10 March 2017

This is a beautiful building with two art galleries with regular exhibitions of local and contemporary art. There's a café attached which does a short hot menu plus snacks, and there are gardens in which to stroll. This is a delightful place to spend an...More

Thank glutton4nourishment
Reviewed 27 January 2017

Orleans House and gardens are a nice walk and we particular enjoyed on a winters afternoon. This is by the River Thames near Marble House. Orleans House has some history and can be hired out. It houses art also.

Thank rayrest
Reviewed 27 September 2016 via mobile

Orleans House is along the river just next to Marble Hill House. It is set in large beautiful gardens which are lovely to walk in. The actual building is well maintained and really in testing inside. It is free to get in and they have...More

Thank Broughts
Reviewed 4 September 2016 via mobile

Our friends got married here and it was the perfect location. Nestled away at the back of Marble Hill Park it gave the wedding party a nice amount of privacy to be able to roam the grounds immediately outside leading up to and after the...More

Thank dubvine
Reviewed 3 September 2016

So I love the location but been a few times and not sure 'how it works'. Nothing is clear really. Nice grounds and lovely building and free but really not sure where to go etc....

Thank Londontraveler25
Reviewed 22 August 2016

We tried to visit the gallery a week ago , August 16th , and it is closed due to excavations outside the gallery and will be for some time I think. The cafe was also closed that day for some reason so the only thing...More

Thank bianca89
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