From Greatness to Gravel
15 April – 31 May 2022
Orleans House Gallery
Uncover the fascinating and insightful stories of the last century of Orleans House in From Greatness to Gravel. Starting with the height of the house in the mid-19th century, the tour will take you through the changing owners and ideas for the property, leading to the slow demise of the majestic estate to its eventual demolition barely 70 years later.
You’ll hear about the grandeur of the French royal family and the balls and fetes held here, the incredible venture of the house turned into a Victorian sports club and the changing landscape of Twickenham and Richmond at the turn of the 20th century to what we see in the borough today.
Don’t miss your chance to delve into the captivating tale of this important historic house lost to time! This tour lasts approximately 45 minutes and is based outside in our grounds. Please dress for the weather! This tour is best enjoyed after completing our History Tour, which covers the highlights of our history, although all are welcome whether it’s your first visit or your fiftieth! You can learn more about our History Tour here: Learn More