Strawberry Hill is one of the most well-known houses of the eighteenth century, an icon of Georgian taste. Its creator, Horace Walpole, was one of the most assiduous collectors of his time and when the contents of the house were sold in 1842, well, that seemed to be that. The recent splendid restoration of the house has led to a truly ‘one-off’ exhibition when many of the original contents will return to be displayed in the rooms where Walpole placed them – an amazing opportunity to glimpse this privileged world. The day is strictly limited to 40 participants.
The day will begin with coffee and biscuits at Strawberry Hill House at 10.30am and will finish around 4.30-5pm.
- Included: Coffee on arrival, a private guided tour of the exhibition, lunch with wine, two lectures by Research Curator Silvia Davoli & Tom Duncan, & a cream tea.
- Not included: Travel to/from Twickenham.