Set against the River Thames in Richmond, Marble Hill is a beautiful example of an arcadian retreat from crowded 18th-century London. It was built for Henrietta Howard, a remarkable Georgian woman who against all odds built herself an independent life.
Bring learning to life outside of the classroom at Marble Hill House, with links to different subjects across the curriculum
- KS1 History: Local history study: significant historical events, people and places in their own locality
- KS1 Art: Use drawing to share ideas, experiences and imagination (use the landscape as inspiration)
- KS1 Science: Understand living things and their habitats through exploration of the grounds
- KS2 History: Local history study: significant historical events, people and places in their own locality. A study of an aspect or theme in British history that extends students’ chronological knowledge beyond 1066
- KS2 Art: Create sketch books to record observations and use them to review and revisit ideas (use the landscape as inspiration)
- KS2 Science: Understand living things and their habitats through exploration of the grounds
Free self-led visits
Book a free, self-led visit to Marble Hill and organise your day to suit your curriculum needs.
Free, self-led visits are available Wednesday – Friday, 10am - 4.30pm from 1st April to 31st October.Enquire now
Expert-Led Discovery Visits
Whether it’s significant events, people and places in the locality, or your Local History study, we’ve got it covered. Our brand-new, interactive Discovery Visit, featuring an expert-led tour of the recently restored house and gardens, will bring the fascinating story of Marble Hill to life.Find out more
Plan Your Trip
We have a wide range of materials to support your visit and make school trip planning easy. You can find all our site-specific information and tools below, and further information on our what to expect page.
Download our free resources to help you make the most out of your visit and create unique learning experiences before, during and after your trip. We also offer free planning visits once you have made a booking, plus a 20% discount on the official English Heritage guidebook for your place of choice.
Once you book your visit you’ll be sent a visit permit, which you’ll need to bring with you on the day.
Visit our bookings page to start planning your trip!
Marble Hill Teachers' Kit (KS1-4+)
Use the information and activities in this Teachers' Kit to explore the story of Henrietta Howard. Meet Henrietta's notable neighbours, learn outdoors in her pleasure gardens and reflect on the house's connections with international trade including transatlantic slavery.
Marble Hill Top Things to See (KS1-3)
Use this self-led activity sheet to explore Marble Hill House, learning more about Henrietta Howard and the house that she built on the River Thames in the 1720s.
English Heritage Podcast: Making Marble Hill
Listen to the story of Marble Hill, an eye-catching early Georgian villa set in 66 acres of parkland near the River Thames in Twickenham, south-west London. Explore the history of this riverside Palladian home, its builder Henrietta Howard, its collections and its garden.
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If you’d like more information about a site or one of our workshops, get in touch using the online form on our bookings page to speak to your local Education Visits Officer. We look forward to seeing you soon.