Orleans House Trust

Orleans House Trust was established in January 2011. The charitable objects of the Trust are to maintain Orleans House as a museum and art gallery for the benefit of the public.

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About Orleans House Trust

The Trust is responsible for the conservation and preservation of the buildings and for the important art collection left by the Hon. Mrs Nellie Ionides in 1963.

The Ionides Collection includes 485 paintings and works on paper depicting the people and places of the Borough including landscapes by Kynff, Marlow and Hilditch. Key oil paintings including Moonlight at Twickenham by William Pether have been recently conserved by the Trust. Conserved works will form part of the new Study Gallery display.

The Trust has been developing the Transforming Orleans House project over the last 3 years, working closely with the Orleans House Gallery team.

A successful stage 2 application has unlocked a contribution of 1.8m from the Heritage Lottery Fund and Richmond upon Thames Council has committed £1,000,000. Orleans House Trust needs to raise a further £295,000 match funding to make the 3.6m Transforming Orleans House project possible.

Please help us achieve our vision for Orleans House by donating or supporting our fundraising events.


Updated: 16 June 2016