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Orleans House Gallery

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Excellent exhibition

I visited the gallery after going to Ham House, just across the river. The beautifully restored... read more

Reviewed 7 September 2018
London, United Kingdom
Recent renovations make this a wonderful place to visit.

Recent renovations make this a wonderful place to visit. It is Free. Lovely building, shop, and... read more

Reviewed 31 August 2018
Yvonne B
London, England, United Kingdom
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“octagon room”(4 reviews)
“local artists”(3 reviews)
“eclectic art”(2 reviews)
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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Riverside, Twickenham TW1 3DJ, England
+44 20 8831 6000
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Reviewed 7 September 2018

I visited the gallery after going to Ham House, just across the river. The beautifully restored Octagon Room is the only surviving part of the original Orleans House, and the rest of the gallery is a modern extension. The current exhibition displays little known curiosities...More

Thank farwriter
Reviewed 31 August 2018

Recent renovations make this a wonderful place to visit. It is Free. Lovely building, shop, and various exhibitions are always talking place. Various activities are regularly run. There is a nice cafe to have a quick bite.

Thank Yvonne B
Reviewed 28 August 2018

Have always enjoyed the gallery. The Octagon looks great after the restoration. I'm not sure what the extension has added to the gallery apart from a bigger shop. Could do with better signage as we were not sure where we were allowed and what was...More

Thank KAW687
Reviewed 6 August 2018

Recently restored, this simple building itself is quite beautiful. It has been used to hold a variety of eclectic art collections over the years, many of them interesting. Well worth a visit, situated in nice parkland areas, close to the River Thames.

Thank chiangmaicharlies
Reviewed 30 July 2018

it is always interesting to see a modern extension to an old building when its done very well. its was an excellent visit and the staff were all very friendly and helpful, we hope to return may be the cafe will be open then

Thank mandr268
Reviewed 10 July 2018

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 jayceek2013
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
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