Release Date: 21/08/2012
Over 30 landmarks including mansions, churches, schools, theatres and much more will be open to the public to explore on September 22 as part of London’s Open House event.
Historic buildings such as the military music academy Kneller Hall, the Egyptian Kilmorey Mausoleum final resting place of Lord Kilmorey and Palladian villa Marble Hill House will be open to all in the free weekend long event, which aims to showcase the most magnificent and inspiring buildings in the borough. Modern buildings with cutting edge design and architecture will also be taking part.
Local favourites such as Garricks Temple to Shakespeare, 17th Century Ham House and White Lodge, home to the Royal Ballet School, will also be open for the event.
Cllr Pamela Fleming, Richmond Council’s Cabinet Member for Community, Business and Culture said:
“This is a fantastic exhibition showcasing some of the area’s most spectacular buildings, historic sites and architecture. Our borough has some of the best buildings in London, from historic mansions to cutting edge modern spaces, and this is a great way to view what’s on offer locally.
“Open House is a great way to see very special buildings, some of which are normally behind closed doors, and to find our more about the local area.”
As well as Orleans House Gallery other Council owned buildings are also taking part, including York House, 17th century home of Earl of Clarendon and newly revamped Holy Trinity CE Primary School.
More information about Open House, including all the buildings which will be taking part and their opening hours, go to the London Open House website.