CC Image courtesy of Garrick's Temple and Lawn by Maxwell Hamilton

Garrick's Temple and Lawn

Garrick's Temple to Shakespeare is a small garden folly erected in 1756 on the north bank of the River Thames at Hampton, London.

It was built by the actor David Garrick to honour the playwright William Shakespeare, whose plays Garrick performed to great acclaim throughout his career. During his lifetime Garrick used it to house his extensive collection of Shakespearean relics and for entertaining his family and guests.

It passed through a succession of owners until coming into public ownership in the 20th century, but fell into serious disrepair by the end of the century. After a campaign supported by distinguished actors and donations from the National Lottery's "good causes" fund, it was restored in the late 1990s and reopened to the public as a museum and memorial to the life and career of Garrick. It is reputedly the world's only shrine to Shakespeare.


http://www.garrickstemple.org.uk/about.htm





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

  • Hampton Court Road
  • London

Directions

  • TFL Zone

    Zone 6

  • National Rail

    • Hampton
    • Hampton Court

    Bus Numbers

  • 111, 216, R68

FREE Admission

Open Hours
Monday CLOSED CLOSED
Tuesday CLOSED CLOSED
Wednesday CLOSED CLOSED
Thursday CLOSED CLOSED
Friday CLOSED CLOSED
Saturday CLOSED CLOSED
Sunday 14:00pm 17:00pm
Bank Holidays 14:00pm 17:00pm
Temple: April to October, Sundays 2pm - 5pm. The garden: Daily throughout the year, dawn- dusk. Special group visits can be arranged at other times.

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