Dorich House Museum
Dorich House Museum, Kingston University
67 Kingston Vale
Brenda Martin, Curator
0208 417 5515
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’.
Museum, Gallery, Heritage site, Historic house or home, Artist studio or collective
We are open on the following days:
Two Fridays per month. Guided tours are offered at 11.30 and 2.30. Booking for tours is advised on 020 8 417 5515.
Outside of these open days we can accommodate group visits by appointment. A private curator's tour is available at a cost of £8.50 per person(including tea and coffee). There must be a minimum of ten people in the group and it is essential that these are booked in advance.Please ring 020 8417 5519 for further information.
Children(under 16): Free
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.
Architecture, Decorative and Applied Art, Fine Art, Personalities
Key artists and exhibits
- Dora Gordine
- Richard Hare