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  • VISIT KENWOOD

    Discover this hidden gem on the edge of Hampstead Heath, with its breathtaking interiors, world-class art collection and glorious parkland.

  • HISTORY OF KENWOOD

    Discover the history of Kenwood, from its 17th-century beginnings to the 21st-century restoration of its Georgian grandeur.

  • MORE FROM THE COLLECTION

    Explore more highlights from the magnificent Kenwood collection, including paintings by Rembrandt, Vermeer, Van Dyck and Turner.

  • THE IVEAGH BEQUEST

    The paintings displayed on the ground floor at Kenwood were collected in the late 19th century by the Irish brewing magnate and philanthropist Edward Cecil Guinness, 1st Earl of Iveagh.

  • REMBRANDT’S SELF-PORTRAIT

    One of the largest and most imposing of all Rembrandt’s self-portraits hangs at Kenwood. Take a close look at the painting and its legacy.

  • THE GUITAR PLAYER

    Discover the story of The Guitar Player, one of only 36 known paintings by Johannes Vermeer, on Google Arts and Culture.

  • THE SUFFOLK COLLECTION

    The paintings displayed on the first floor at Kenwood were collected over a period of 400 years by generations of the earls of Suffolk and Berkshire. 

  • COLLECTIONS HIGHLIGHTS

    English Heritage cares for more than 700,000 objects from sites across the country. Browse some of the collections highlights. 

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