Visit: Ranger's House and The Wernher Collection

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We are privileged to enjoy exclusive access to the Ranger’s House, a Georgian villa built in 1723, which today houses TheWernher Collection, an outstanding display of nearly 700 works of art purchased by the diamond magnate Sir JuliusWernher (1850– 1912). Curator Annie Kemkaran-Smith will provide us with a fascinating insight into themind
of the collector, illustrating her talk with a selection of works taken fromthe display for our closer viewing. Highlights of the collection include sumptuous jewellery, tiny carved Gothic ivories, fine bronze and silver treasures, paintings and porcelain, all marvellous examples of medieval and Renaissance craftsmanship. Following the talk, a cold buffet lunch will be provided, after whichmembers will be free to explore the collection inmore detail at their leisure,with staff on hand to answer questions.

DLR: Deptford Bridge (then 53 bus)
Nearest Rail: Blackheath, Greenwich
Bus: 53, 386
River: Greenwich Pier

Venue details

Ranger's House and The Wernher Collection Chesterfield Walk, Blackheath, London London SE10 8QX