The magnificent collection of paintings, sculptures, furniture and curiosities created by Horace Walpole for his celebrated Gothic villa at Strawberry Hill, which was later dispersed all over the world in the famous sale of the century in 1842, will be reassembled for the once-in-a-lifetime exhibition Lost Treasures of Strawberry Hill: Masterpieces from Horace Warpole’s Collection. The exhibition will provide a unique opportunity to see one of the most famous 18th century collections including masterpieces by Joshua Reynolds, Anthony Van Dyck and Hans Holbein, reunited in its original setting in the fine rooms at Strawberry Hill.
Open to the public from 12pm for self-guided admission we have arranged for a private curator-led tour for BAFRA members starting at 10.30am. The tour will last for around 90 minutes and there is a café on site if you want to stay for lunch. There is also the opportunity to purchase a free roaming ticket at £5 per person, for re-entry between 2-2.30pm on the day should anyone wish to re-visit and take more time around the exhibition.
Tickets for this private tour are free to Accredited Members, £10 to other BAFRA Members and £20 to non-members. Please contact Head Office to book your tickets. [email protected] Tel: 01939 210826
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