Dorich House Museum

Dorich House Museum
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Dorich House was the studio, gallery and home of the sculptor Dora Gordine (1895-1991) and her husband the Hon. Richard Hare (1907-1966), a Professor of Russian Literature. Built in 1936, and restored by Kingston University in 1994, Dorich House is a fascinating example of art deco design with its severe exterior concealing the warmth of the interiors where Richard and Dora worked and lived. Visitors can view the major collection of Dora ’s work as well as the couple’s private collection of art and artefacts from Imperial Russia displayed in the unique surroundings of this studio home described as ‘one of Kingston’s hidden treasures’.

Venue Type:

Museum, Gallery, Historic house or home

Opening hours

Thursday to Saturday 11am-5pm

Admission charges

Adults: £5
Concessions: £3
Children(under 16): Free

Additional info

Dorich House is situated across three floors and does not have a lift. The flat and roof terrace are accessible only by a narrow staircase.There is no cafe at Dorich House and unfortunately we cannot provide refreshments during an open day.

Collection details

Architecture, Decorative and Applied Art, Fine Art, Personalities

Key artists and exhibits

  • Dora Gordine
  • Richard Hare
Events details are listed below. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all. For events that don't have a specific date see the 'Resources' tab above.
Case of the Missing Monsters 2017

Case of the Missing Monsters

  • 26 — 28 October 2017

The candles are lit, the lights are low and Dorich House's resident librarian is ready to tell a spooky Halloween story. There is only one problem – the monsters have escaped from their books!

Join Mildred McDougall in her hunt around the beautiful Dorich House to find some classic Hallowe’en spooks, who are much more than what they appear to be on the page…

Performances 26, 27 and 28 October 5.30pm and 7.30pm

Book tickets here

Suitable for

  • Any age


Adult £10
Children and Concession £8
Family of 4 (2 Adults, 2 children or 1 Adult, 3 children ) £30
Family of 5 (2 Adults, 3 Children or 1 Adult, 4 children) £35


Dorich House Museum
Dorich House Museum, Kingston University
67 Kingston Vale
Greater London
SW15 3RN



Dorich House Museum Information


0208 417 5515

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