May not Baden - Baden hermes replica handbags best tourist season, but louis vuitton replica handbags this time the 646-206 German town do not seem to lack anything popularity. Here in Germany there is a really royal palace foothold, a Prussian era villa built without going out to enjoy ysl replica handbags the spa. celine replica handbags Here to see my sister still replica handbags living in Ireland and their families, John. Holland was surprised, though still maintained a louis vuitton replica handbags correspondence between contact them, but have not met for many years. In the summer replica handbags the tree intentional, this long-awaited reunion of the family can even live Latest Cisco 648-232 Test Questions here in the winter, although they have no such intention.
70-410 070-411 fendi replica handbags replica handbags ysl replica handbags replica watches replica handbags louis vuitton replica handbags 70-462 648-266 louis vuitton replica handbags 70-462 thomas sabo louis vuitton replica handbags louis vuitton replica handbags louis vuitton replica handbags louis vuitton replica handbags celine replica handbags fendi replica handbags 70-177
Orleans House : The Twickenham Museum
The Twickenham Museum The history centre for Twickenham, Whitton, Teddington and the Hamptons
Click for Homepage Click for People Click for Places Click for Events Click for Research Click for Themed Exhibitions Click for Picture Archive Click for Timeline Click for children's section
Sunday, 21 December 2014
Kids home Click for Games Click for Quiz Click for Schools Click for Riverside Map
The Golden Age Orleans House
'a vast esteat to entertain soe many' Date: 1710
The Octagon, designed by James Gibbs for Mr Secretary Johnston in about 1718
 Demolition for gravel

In 1926 a grand old 18th century house, Orleans House, was demolished. The site once included all the land now occupied by Orleans Park School. It had been bought by a gravel merchant who dug out 200,000 tons of gravel from the site.

Only the Octagon, one wing and the stable block now survive. The Octagon and wing are elegant examples of ‘baroque’ architecture – highly decorated and ornamented.
the Octagon and stable block have become our local art gallery
Who lived here?

Over the years many families had lived in the house. Louis Philippe, Duc d’Orleans, later the French King lived here for 2 years in the 19th century.
New uses for the Octagon

The Octagon was used in a television version of Great Expectations by Dickens.

Today the Octagon and remaining buildings of the Orleans House Estate, including the stables have become an art gallery. The Gallery shows work by local artists and exhibitions of prints and original paintings of the area. The gardens are allowed to grow wild as a peaceful haven.
Things to do
  • Visit Orleans Gallery and the current exhibition. Explore the wild gardens – there may be sculptures among the trees.
  • Tillemans painting, of the river at Twickenham, is held in the collection of original paintings at Orleans Gallery. It is not always on display, but you can view it with descriptions of the scene.
Read more about Orleans House (for older children and adults).

Printer friendly page


Home | People | Places | Events | Research | Themes | Pictures | Timeline | Kids
Search | About | News | Newsletter | Contact | Site Map
Help | Credits | Links
Make a donation

© The Twickenham Museum