Orleans House Gallery

Riverside, Twickenham, TW1 3DJ

A free museum, gallery and heritage site, offering a range of exhibitions, activities, tours and more for the community and visitors from around the world.

Orleans House Gallery
Orleans House Gallery image
Review Summary from 1 review

Address
Riverside, Twickenham, TW1 3DJ

Telephone
0208 831 6000

Category
Galleries

Nearest Station
Twickenham (0.37 miles)

Website
www.richmond.gov.uk/orleans_house_gallery

Opening Summary

Monday: CLOSED
Tuesday - Sunday: 10.00am - 5.00pm

Built in 1710 for James Johnston (the Secretary of State for Scotland of the day) Orleans House was named after its most famous resident, Louis Phillippe, Duc D'Orleans, who lived there in exile between 1813-15. The main gallery hosts five temporary exhibitions each year – the types of exhibitions ranging from historical to contemporary art exhibitions, attracting over 56,000 visitors per year.

Orleans House Gallery is Richmond's principle collection of art.The 19th century stables buildings and stages house the Stables Gallery which is host to around seven contemporary and community exhibitions a year. The collections include Archives, Costume and Textiles, Fine Art and Photography.

Admission is free.

Orleans House Gallery Picture Gallery

Orleans House Gallery Picture

User Reviews

Reviewed by Mark from London
A beautiful historic building overlooking the Thames and next to tranquil woodland. Free entry to the stunning Gibbs Octagon Room and 2 galleries - plus a display on the history of the site in the lovely cafe.

The current Madge Gill exhibition is not to be missed!

Dec 18, 2013

Reviewed by Anonymous
In addition, the site has recently been refurbished including the Stables Gallery situated behind the main gallery, which hosts six free exhibitions per year.

A new cafe with a free heriatge display is now open from Wednesday - Sunday 11.00-3.00pm.

Dec 10, 2008

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