Lost Treasures of Strawberry Hill

Enjoy a once-in-a-lifetime exhibition of masterpieces from Horace Walpole’s collection

Strawberry Hill House is London’s “little Gothic castle”. Purchased by Horace Walpole in 1747 and developed as a summer residence, the castle fell into disrepair in the mid nineteenth century at which point Walpole’s collection was sold in the “Great Sale”.

In 2010, following a £10 million restoration, the castle was reopened and the rooms displayed as they were in the 1790s at the time of Walpole’s death.

Walpole’s treasures, dispersed around the world following the Great Sale, have been brought together for the first time in 170 years, making this visit truly a once-in-a-lifetime experience.

Experience a unique opportunity to visit the building which heralded the 19th Century Gothic revival. See portraits by Reynolds and Holbein, sculptures, furniture and curiosities including a lock of hair from Mary, Queen of Scots. Be amazed at the restoration, exquisite painted glass and porcelain.

The price of £38 includes a 90 minute tour followed by wine, canapes and fellowship.

Directions: The House is a 5-10 minute walk from Strawberry Hill station. Bus R68 runs from Richmond station; the Bus stop is Michelham Gardens.

Date: Thursday 7th February 2019

Time: 18:00 - 21:00

Dress: Business attire or smart casual with name badges

Cost: £38 per person (inc. VAT)

Venue: Strawberry Hill House, 268 Waldegrave Road, Twickenham, TW1 4ST

Nearest Tubes: Strawberry Hill (South Western Railway from Waterloo Overground). Limited parking is available.

To book tickets:

Please send your booking form to Event Director Liveryman Sue Griffin.

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Booking Deadline: Thursday 24th January 2019