Orleans House Gallery, Twickenham

4.6
#3 of 8 in Museums in Twickenham
Architectural Building · Hidden Gem · Art Gallery
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 baroque Octagon room, which was designed by renowned architect James Gibbs, to a main gallery which hosts five temporary exhibitions each year - ranging from the historical to the contemporary. We attract over 56,000 visitors annually.

The Stables Gallery, is housed in evocative 19th century stables buildings and stages approximately seven contemporary and community exhibitions a year.

Visitors of all ages can try out their own artistic talents in a pre-booked workshop, or to soak up more history, Marble Hill Park and Ham House are nearby. Finish off with a coffee at Karmarama Café (Wednesdays to Sundays) in the North Stables at the rear of the Gallery. All of these amenities can be easily reached from London and the South East by road, rail, or even by boat.
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  • If anything it’s even better after lockdown. The last time I visited the gallery at least eighteen months ago it felt a little unloved. It has since been beautifully refurbished adding a ground...  more »
  • Nice building, free to enter, see what’s on and visit . Definitely worth a look if you are in the area. You won’t be there too long but it’s nice  more »
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  • Wonderful free resource on Twickenham Riverside on the way to Richmond. Helpful staff. Recent refurbishment. Well worth a visit if visiting Marble Hill Park.
  • Beautiful hidden gem of a place that I only found by accident. The octagon room is a stunning piece of architecture. I love the fact that it's free entry and the staff are always very welcoming and polite, makes for such a nice atmosphere. Well worth a visit
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