CC Image courtesy of Danson House by Rictor Norton & David AllenCC Image courtesy of Danson House by Rictor Norton & David AllenCC Image courtesy of Danson House by Rictor Norton & David AllenCC Image courtesy of Danson House by Rictor Norton & David Allen

Danson House

Danson House (1762-66) is one of the finest surviving villas by the architect Robert Taylor (1714-88).

Restrained, compact and ingeniously planned, it was built for the City merchant John Boyd (1718-1800), who had made his fortune in the West Indies sugar trade. Boyd had a keen eye for the arts. He engaged William Chambers to design chimney pieces, picture frames and garden buildings, the French Provençal artist Charles Pavillon to paint a vibrant suite of allegorical panels for the dining room, and the landscape architect Nathaniel Richmond to remodel the grounds in the manner of Capability Brown.


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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: Outer

Address

  • Danson House
  • Danson Park
  • Bexleyheath
  • Kent
  • DA6 8HL

Directions

  • TFL Zone

    Zone 5

  • National Rail

    • Bexleyheath

    Bus Numbers

  • B14

Admission

Adult £8.00
Child £0.00
Concession £6.00
Admission notes:FREE for under 16 year olds.
Admission discounts
Art Fund FREE entry
English Heritage 50% off entry
National Trust 50% off entry
Open Hours
Monday 12:00pm 17:00pm
Tuesday 12:00pm 12:00pm
Wednesday 12:00pm 12:00pm
Thursday 12:00pm 12:00pm
Friday CLOSED CLOSED
Saturday CLOSED CLOSED
Sunday 12:00pm 12:00pm
Bank Holidays 12:00pm 12:00pm

Contact Details

Phone 01322 526 574
Email
Website Danson House
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