Marble Hill House - English Heritage

Marble Hill House - English Heritage
Twickenham, Middlesex
Greater London



020 8892 5115


020 8607 9976

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A magnificent Palladian villa set within lush riverside grounds. Visitors to Marble Hill House can catch a glimpse of the lavish entertaining that took place here, in these extravagantly gilded rooms, when it served as the Thames-side retreat for Henrietta Howard, mistress of King George II.

Venue Type:

Historic house or home, Garden, parklands or rural site

Opening hours

1 Apr-1 Nov, Sat 10am – 2pm
Sun & Bank Hols.10am-5pm / 2 Nov-20 Dec and 1-31 Mar : Exclusive group access, please call for details / Closed 21 Dec – 28 Feb

Admission charges


Additional info

Access to house: North front door with ramp opened for wheelchair users (please ask at ticket office entrance). Two steps at ticket office. One wheelchair available in house. All ground floor accessible. Staircase to first floor; assistance may be required. Several chairs provided. NB: On upper floors, floors are too highly polished for assistance dogs.

Access to park: 66 acres of level ground, nearly all accessible on tarmac path or fairly smooth grass.

Parking: 200m from house entrance; by prior arrangement, disabled visitors may be set down at the entrance.

Hearing Impaired Visitors: Audio tour with hearing loop included in admission price.

Toilets: WCs at cafe; accessible WC on ground floor of house.

Shop: Access via ramp.

Refreshments: Level access to Coach House Cafe.

The setting of Marble Hill House along the river and close to Hampton Court is significant: the Richmond area was very popular with the aristocracy and, as a consequence, attracted the foremost artists of the time. A great patron of the arts, Henrietta Howard regularly entertained celebrated poets and wits of the day at the house, including Pope, Swift and Gay. Today, Marble Hill House is furnished with some of its original contents as well as with a wealth of fine paintings and objets d’art to reflect its first owner’s tastes.

Collection details

Decorative and Applied Art, Fine Art

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.

Bat Walk

  • 21 September 2014 8-9:30pm

Join us for a walk and talk about bats in the park. Using bat detectors, we will explore the world of these fascinating creatures.

Suitable for

  • Not suitable for children


Purchase your tickets today by calling our dedicated Ticket Sales Team on 0870 333 1183 (Mon – Fri 8.30am – 5.30 Sat 9am – 5pm). Tickets will also be available to purchase at the event site on the day.