Wednesday 2 June 2021

V&A - Raphael got a refresh 👀


Strawberry Hill House & Garden - A Monument to Strawberry Hill


A Monument to Strawberry Hill 

As part of the Pride Month celebrations this June, we welcome architectural designer and drag performer Kleanthis Kyriakou and his stunning installation 
A Monument to Strawberry Hill. Kyriakou's towering sculpture will be situated in The Round Room, inspired by Walpole and the queer mythologies related to the House. The installation is included as part of the general admission.

Also, this Pride Month, we have launched a new series of LGBTQ Tours, more details and booking information can be found below.

If you visit the House between the 21 - 27 June, make sure you come and see our Wishing Tree. As part of the Festival of Hope project with
London Tourism Cooperative, the beautiful tree in the horseshoe drive will be transformed with colourful ribbons sharing people’s messages for the future and of thanks, collected by BBC Local Radio’s ‘Make A Difference’ campaign.

Looking ahead to Autumn, our ever-popular Strawberry Hill Flower Festival returns for its third year from the 8 - 10 October and tickets are now available for booking.

Finally, we have had a flurry of press and visitors following the return of the Catherine de' Medici portrait and now you can watch an insightful In Conversation on the painting with Curator Silvia Davoli and Emanuela Tarizzo, London Art Week.

We hope you can join some of the activities and events taking place this June!

Thank you for your support.
Strawberry Hill House & Garden 

Opening Times
Sunday to Thursday
Garden and Café: 10am - 4pm
House and Shop: 11am - 4pm

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New LGBTQ Tours 
June 22, 24 & 30 from 6.30pm

This June, as part of Pride month, Strawberry Hill House hosts a series of LGBTQ tours which seek to understand more about Horace Walpole’s sexuality by investigating the correspondence between his homosocial network of friends and acquaintances, and how this might inform our interpretation of his house and collection. 

Tickets: Members & Patrons £12
Standard Adult £20, Students £12

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Strawberry Hill Flower Festival 2021
Friday 8 - Sunday 10 October

This autumn the spectacular Strawberry Hill Flower Festival returns for its third year, curated by Floral Artists Leigh Chappell & Janne Ford. Horace Walpole’s villa will once again provide a gorgeous, gothic backdrop to showcase floral designs with all its colour, drama, opulence, light and shadow at this atmospheric time of year.
Tickets are now available for booking.

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In Conversation on the return of Catherine de' Medici
Watch now on Youtube

Curator, Silvia Davoli talks with Emanuela Tarizzo, Gallery Director, Tomasso and Board Member, London Art Week on the return of the group portrait of Catherine de’ Medici with her children which now hangs in The Gallery.

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Royal Museums Greenwich - What’s On in June ☀


Royal Museums Greenwich
Our major exhibition Tudors to Windsors: British Royal Portraits is now open at the National Maritime Museum. Described by critics as ‘stunning’ and ‘a visual treat,’ the show uncovers more than 500 years of royal history.
You can see more world-class art in Faces of a Queen and Woburn Treasures, our free exhibitions at the Queen’s House. Over at the Peter Harrison Planetarium, journey across the universe in our onsite shows. 
We can’t wait to see you soon.
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This month's highlights
Celebrate our oceans
5-8 June
From immersive audio experiences to outdoor activities, dive beneath the waves at the National Maritime Museum to mark World Oceans Day.
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See the solar eclipse
10 June from 10.05am
Want to have the best possible view of the partial solar eclipse? Join Royal Observatory astronomers live on Facebook and YouTube to learn about the science of solar eclipses, and send in your space questions.
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Look at incredible space photos
Expect to see galaxies, aurorae and plenty of celestial objects in our Insight Investment Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2020 exhibition at the National Maritime Museum.
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Mark Windrush Day
22 June
Performances, workshops and an outdoor exhibition are some of the activities taking place at the National Maritime Museum to celebrate the Windrush generation and the contributions they made to British society.
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