Chiswick House

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Thursday 9 June 2011 - 10:30 until 12:30

Chiswick House is one of the finest examples of Palladian architecture in England. Created by the 3rd Earl of Burlington, who was inspired by the architecture of ancient Rome and 16th-century Italy, the villa is a stunning homage to the work of Renaissance architect Palladio. Built c 1725–9, it was conceived not as a private residence, but as a grand pavilion where Burlington could display his art and book collections and entertain friends. This visit offers a guided tour of the house, after which members will be free to have lunch in the café and explore the spectacularly restored gardens.

Venue information

Opening times

Sun – Wed and bank holidays
From April-October: 10am – 6pm
From Oct to Nov: 10am – 5pm

Every day (all year) 7am – Dusk
Every day (all year) 10am – 4pm
Every day (except Christmas Day) 8.30am – until approx. one hour prior to Gardens gate closing time.

Access restrictions and requirements

There is a narrow spiral staircase to reach the first floor of the House. The house staff can provide alternative access via the external portico steps. There is no disabled access to the first floor of Chiswick House. The Conservatory is fully accessible to wheelchairs and also contains some seating in the central rotunda. The café’s floor is flat and step-free. The doors are automatic. Public toilet facilities including a fully accessible bathroom are situated beside the Café.

Please visit the website for further details on the access requirements.

Entry details

Tickets £20

10.30am - 12.30pm

To book, call 0844 415 4151, Monday-Friday 9am-5.30pm

"Art Fund" is the operating name of the National Art Collections Fund, a charity registered in England and Wales (209174) and Scotland (SC038331)