CC Image courtesy of Marble Hill House by Derek Winterburn

Marble Hill House

A magnificent Palladian villa set in 66 acres of riverside parkland, Marble Hill House built between 1724-29 and Grade I listed is the last complete survivor of the elegant villas which boarded the Thames between Richmond and Hampton Court in the 18th century.

It was begun in 1724 for Henrietta Howard, Countess of Suffolk, a remarkable 18th-century woman of letters, who also was the mistress of King George II and friend and confidant of some of the cleverest men in England. The house and gardens were planned by a courtier of fashionable connoisseurs, including Henriette's neighbour, the poet Alexander Pope. It's compact design became the model for many English Georgian villas and colonial American 'plantation houses'.

Inside, you can discover exquisitely restored and refurbished interiors. A particular highlight is the unique and meticulously recreated hand-painted Chinese wallpaper in the Dining Parlour. There is also a fine collection of early Georgian paintings, including portraits of Mrs Howard and her circle. Marble Hill was intended as an Acadian retreat from crowded 18th-century London, and there can be few places in England which better recall the atmosphere of George and fashionable life.

Look out for...

  • The unique ambience of this fashionable Georgian villa
  • The handpainted Chinese wallpaper in the dining parlour
  • The portrait of Henrietta, mistress of King George II

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


  • Marble Hill House
  • Richmond Road
  • Twickenham
  • London
  • TW1 2NL


  • TFL Zone

    Zone 4

  • Underground

    • Richmond

    National Rail

    • Richmond


    • Richmond

    Bus Numbers

  • 33, 490, H22, R68, R70

  • Parking

    Parking charge applies.


Adult £ 7.30
Child £4.40
Concession £6.60
Family £19.00
Group £15% discount with group of 11+
Admission notes:Child ages between 5–15 years old.
Admission discounts
Art Fund FREE entry
English Heritage FREE entry
Open Hours
Saturday 10:00am 17:00pm
Sunday 10:00am 17:00pm
Bank Holidays 10:30am 17:00pm
Park 07:00 - 19:00 Cafe 10:00 - 17:00 Open daily

Contact Details

Phone 0870 333 1181
Website Marble Hill House
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