Marble Hill


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.

Curriculum links

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.

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Expert-Led Discovery Visits

We aren’t running Discovery Visits at this site at the moment, but you can visit for free and use our Teachers' Kit.

To keep up to date with our education offer at Marble Hill, please sign up below.

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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 for Covid-19 risk assessments and measures we’ve got in place please visit 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 for group leaders once you have made a booking. Visit our bookings page to start planning your trip!

  • Facilities
    • PARKING: We encourage that you visit us via public transport. Parking charges apply to non-members. Parking is free for members. There are 76 car parking spaces including three disabled spaces. Disabled visitors may be set down outside the entrance by prior arrangement. Coach space can be made available on request.
    • HOUSE: Closed for conservation until Spring 2022.
    • TOILETS: There are public toilets in the Coach House. Please ensure children are supervised.
    • LUNCH: You are welcome to picnic in the park. If you have booked a Discovery Visit, please ensure you have requested a lunch room when booking your session. There is a cafe on-site but this will be undergoing works, so please check our website for opening times.
    • STORAGE: If you have booked a Discovery Visit, storage for lunch bags can be provided while students are exploring the landscape, after which they can collect from the Coach House on their way to Orleans House Gallery. If you are visiting self-led please keep your belongings with you at all times.
    • WET WEATHER: Marble Hill House is an outside location, please come dressed for the weather. If you have booked a DV, our neighbours will do their best to find a suitable place for your group to eat their lunch.
    • ACCESSIBILITY: If you are booking a Discovery Visit, please let the bookings team know if you have any access needs. For information about access, please visit:
  • Learning Resources

    A Teachers' Kit is a free educational tool packed with everything you need to give your group a deep insight into the place you are visiting. Featuring historical information, suggestions for activities, and high-quality images, this resource is a comprehensive toolkit for group leaders of various subjects and key stages. Teachers' Kits also include key site information, facilities and plans.

  • Education Site Opening Times

    We offer free self-led education visits during school term time*

    *Free education visits are not offered on UK public holidays or during the operation of additional fee paying public events at English Heritage sites.

    House Opening Times

    • April-October: Tuesday 10-5pm
    • November-March: Tuesday 10-5pm


    Grounds Opening Times

    • April-October: Monday-Sunday 6:30-6pm
    • November-March: Wednesday-Sunday 10-5pm
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