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Ranger's House

Rangers house is an elegant Georgian villa built in 1723 for Admiral Francis Hosier, who tragically died in the Caribbean.

It later became the official residence of the 'Ranger of Greenwich Park', a post held from 1815 by Princess Sophia Matilda, niece of George III, and remained a aristocratic and then royal home until 1902.

The Greenwich Meridian line passes through its grounds. Today it houses the Wernher collection–which offers you an astounding display of Medieval and Renaissance works of art assembled over many years by the German born diamond magnate Sir Julius Wernher (1850-1912)

Presented in 12 graceful rooms of the mansion the wider collection is a glittering spectacle. You can view nearly 700 varied works of art, including religious paintings of Old Dutch Masters, minute carved Gothic ivories, fine Renaissance bronzes and silver treasures, and the famous life-size erotic marble statue 'The Love of Angels'.

The 120 pieces pieces of Medieval and Renaissance jewellery—the largest collection in England—include Julius's as favourites, pendants set with ovals, pearls, rubies, sapphires and diamonds.

Entrance is by guided tour only (included in the entrance fee), providing you with a detailed insight into the history of collection.

Museum Facilities

  • Cafe

  • Restaurant

  • Shop

  • Audio Guide

  • Tour Guide

  • Photography

  • Wheelchair Access

  • WiFi

  • Venue Hire

  • Available

  • Not allowed

  • Unconfirmed

  • Prior permission required.

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London Area: South


  • Ranger's House
  • Chesterfield Walk
  • Greenwich
  • London
  • SE10 8QX


  • TFL Zone

    Zone 2 / 3

  • DLR

    • Cutty Sark

    • Greenwich

    National Rail

    • Greenwich

    Bus Numbers

  • 53, 129, 177, 180, 188, 286, 386

  • Parking

    Parking spaces available.


Adult £7.60
Child £4.60
Concession £6.80
Family £19.80
Admission discounts
Art Fund FREE entry
English Heritage FREE entry
London Pass FREE entry
Open Hours
Monday 11:00am 16:00pm
Tuesday 11:00am 16:00pm
Wednesday 11:00am 16:00pm
Sunday 11:00am 16:00pm
Entry is by Guided Tour only. There are two tours on each open day (Sunday, Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday): 11:00 and 14:00. Tours last about 1.5 hours.

Contact Details

Phone 020 8853 0035
Website Ranger's House
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