Orleans House Gallery
Orleans House Gallery
4.5
Art GalleriesArchitectural Buildings
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Overlooking the river Thames, Orleans House Gallery brings contemporary art to Twickenham. Explore thought-provoking exhibitions, beautiful woodlands and gardens, art inspired activities for families and young people, historical buildings and the Stables Café. Entry to the galleries is free, including entry to the lavish Baroque Octagon Room, join one of our tours to explore the history of the site or book the stunning Grade 1 listed building for your wedding or special event.
Duration: 1-2 hours
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VinnieLondon
Doha, Qatar11,793 contributions
Apr 2023 • Friends
Visited the gallery for a wedding ceremony..beautiful setting in woodland just up from the Thames riverside around 15 minutes from Richmond town centre. Fantastically restored building with a great main domed reception/function room for the wedding itself. All staff super welcoming and helpful with excellent wheelchair access and facilities. High quality gallery shop and of course the gallery itself with programme of exhibitions. Perfect historic site in peaceful setting for wedding ceremony and enjoying art. Hidden gem.
Written 21 April 2023
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FIRE190
28 contributions
Mar 2022 • Solo
A lovely little gallery. The octagonal room is impressive and was the highlight. I didn't spend long there, about half an hour there were a few small exhibitions that were interesting. A great addition to my day trip of Strawberry Hill House and York Gardens. York Gardens was about a 10 minute walk. Entry was free which was great!
Written 17 April 2022
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AmaLove
London, UK15 contributions
Mar 2022
Wonderful experience having my wedding here - staff were so helpful and went above and beyond. Venue was stunning. I would recommend anyone having a small wedding here!
Written 25 March 2022
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hilary d
London, UK811 contributions
Jun 2021
We are still on our quest to visit new places on our door step(no foriegn holidays for now!).Have been meaning to visit this beautiful place for a while and finally did so!it wnderful inside!the gardens are also lovely(Marks and Spencer salad eaten before going inside!).there are tours available on Sundays and Tuesdays.

We then walked along the river to Eel Pie Island and Twickenham,a lovely day out.
Written 20 June 2021
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Ian C
124 contributions
Nov 2020
The best way to visit is part of a trip that includes the adjacent Marble Hill House, the ferry when it is running, and Ham House across the River Thames. You can imagine what it must have been like all those centuries ago when this part of the river had a series of fine country villas for the rich and famous.

Orleans House was designed by the architect John James and built in 1710 for James Johnston gaining its name from the Duc d’Orleans who stayed there in the early 19th century. Mostly demolished, what remains is now the Orleans Gallery (closed at the moment due to the lockdown).

Walking along the river was very enjoyable, even on a cold damp autumn day,

The cafe in the stables was open for takeaway and very popular.

I parked in the Marble Hill House car park as I am an English Heritage member and can park for free. I noted that there was limited parking in the street between the two properties which was free at weekend.
Written 28 November 2020
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futtock21
London, UK11,618 contributions
Sept 2020 • Solo
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 floor entrance lobby and a research room on the second floor with displays of objects associated with the 19th century explorer Sir Richard Burton. There’s nothing like a lick of white paint and the cleaning of the parquet flooring to liven up the ground floor gallery and first floor balcony where there is currently an exhibition of contemporary paintings and sculpture inspired by works in the Borough’s collection. The one-way system allows visitors to pass through the splendid Octagon Room a:deservedly popular venue for wedding receptions as well as visit the adjoining Stables Gallery (and cafe with outdoor seating) currently exhibiting works curated by Richmond Borough Mind around the subject of mental health.

Written 22 September 2020
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singaporefinn1967
Twickenham, UK179 contributions
Nov 2019 • Family
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
Written 13 March 2020
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788dave
London29 contributions
Sept 2019
Wonderful Grade 1 listed octagonal room - well worth visiting. This slightly hidden location is located on the opposite side of the river to Ham House and a small ferry boat is available during summer months and on some weekends. Suitable venue for small conferences or educational purposes.
Written 27 October 2019
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Metropolitan_Man
London, UK794 contributions
Sept 2019 • Solo
As this is a free attraction with a free walking tour you can't be disappointed! You need between 1 hour and 1 hour 30 minutes to view the gallery and take the tour. Interesting piece of Twickenham history and ties in nicely with a visit to Marble Hill House next door as there are connections between both. Also a nicr spot for a walk or to relax.
Written 9 September 2019
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Michael H
Crowborough, UK826 contributions
Jun 2019 • Friends
The Octogon Room is lovely with a huge golden chandelier and the Gallery has a lot of interesting things about its nineteenth century history in particular. There is a good gift shop too
Written 16 June 2019
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Orleans House Gallery is open:
  • Tue - Sun 10:00 - 17:00