Richmond upon Thames Arts Service and Orleans House Gallery provide arts for everyone, including exhibitions in three galleries, a diverse range of arts festivals, an award-winning family friendly education provision for all ages as well as partnership programmes with a wide range of cultural organisations.

David Downes, 'Kew' 2013 Artist: David Downes

Arts 2017

This year will mark the completion of the Phase 4 building work as part of the Transforming Orleans House project, supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund.

The project will restore the architecturally important James Gibbs Octagon Room, and make the Richmond-upon-Thames Borough Art Collection more accessible through a new Study Gallery, picture store, training room, and increased interpretation around the site. Physical access will also be improved with a new entrance and lift access to the upper floors.

This ambitious project will create a heritage hub for West London, connecting us to a number of sites across the borough and beyond. We would like to thank everyone who has contributed to this project in various ways, including the consultation process, fundraising events and individual donations.

We are still fundraising to meet our match funding target, and welcome donations and offers of help. As a result of the building work, our main gallery space and Octagon Room will be closed until September 2017. This year due to the project the Twickenham Carnival will not be taking place, however it will return bigger and better in 2018. Our Stables and Riverside Galleries, as well as our education and festivals programmes, and North Stables Café will continue to operate, so we hope to see you at the Gallery soon!

Put yourself in the picture. Be a Gallery Volunteer

Volunteers play a vital role in the running of Orleans House gallery. For more details about contributing your time and skills, and to apply, visit our Volunteering page. Alternatively, email if you would simply like to know more.

Arts events

The Arts programme offers diverse events ranging from literature festival to cultural celebration. With music, dance, books, and arts involved, we hope to providing programme that will inspire anyone in the community. Visit Arts Events for more information.


Throughout the year, we offer a wide variety of exhibitions at Orleans House Gallery in Twickenham, The Stables Gallery in Twickenham, The Riverside Gallery in Richmond.


Education is at the heart of everything we do. A wide selection of programme strands provide opportunities for active participation for everyone! By fostering a friendly and creative atmosphere, we provide a unique environment, which breaks down barriers for children and young people, helping them achieve and excel. Our diverse services range from free art workshops for small children to holiday activities for students of various ages and life drawing classes for adults. We also have programmes for school visits and weekly drop-in sessions for parents and small children. The Arts Service strives as a creative hub for everyone. Please follow the links below to find out more about our education services. Visit Education at Orleans House Gallery for more information.

Contact the Arts Service

The Arts Service at Orleans House Gallery

Telephone: 020 8831 6000
Fax: 020 8744 0501
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Updated: 18 January 2017