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An unexpected Open House find

We had seen the signage for this venue a few times but was the first time we have made a visit... read more

Reviewed 9 October 2017
gordonilla
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uxbridge
Please go

Had never heard of the house or the artist who designed and lived here and only found out about it... read more

Reviewed 28 November 2016
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9 Oct 2017
“An unexpected Open House find”
28 Nov 2016
“Please go”
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The Museum, which is the former home of the internationally acclaimed Estonian Sculptor Dora Gordine (1895-1991), holds the major collection of her bronzes, paintings and drawings, and a superb collection of Russian Imperial Art, gathered by her...more
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67 Kingston Vale | Kingston University, London SW15 3RN, England
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Reviewed 9 October 2017

We had seen the signage for this venue a few times but was the first time we have made a visit. The museum is the former home of Russian Artist Dora Gordine and her husband the Honourable Richard Hare. It was built as a home...More

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Reviewed 28 November 2016 via mobile

Had never heard of the house or the artist who designed and lived here and only found out about it from an advert in the back of a Kingston university prospectus. The welcome from the staff is very warm and our tour guide was absolutely...More

Thank Wishicouldreadamap
Reviewed 19 November 2016 via mobile

Only heard of this place a few days ago, and decided to squeeze in a quick visit before they close during the winter months. So, so glad I did. Only one other visitor, who I met in the car park half an hour before they...More

Thank Ken G
Reviewed 4 July 2016

Although I've lived in London for many years I'd never heard of this place. But my wife has been diligently researching 'obscure sites worth visiting' in the Greater London area. So off to Dorich House. There's plenty of car parking space at the House -...More

3  Thank Barzini
Reviewed 7 June 2016 via mobile

Really interesting house. Lovely guides who are so friendly. Great atmosphere and seeing Dora's wonderful artwork everywhere adds to the experience.

1  Thank Michael E
Reviewed 2 April 2016

Having been recommended by a friend, myself and three friends booked a tour. For only £3 ( concessions) we had a tour that was interesting, informative and just 55mins. The house is home to the works, paintings and sculpture produced by Dora Gordine together with...More

Thank heather p
Reviewed 6 January 2016

also with the studio and sculptures by Dora Gordine who lived there with husband Richard Hare. (the house was designed by him) There is also the couple's collection of Imperial objets d'art

Thank Jean J
Reviewed 20 November 2015

I have passed this eye catching building for many years. My first visit was well overdue and the feeling and surprise of the house means that I won't spoil it by describing it. You need to experience the house and contents. Our welcome was warm...More

Thank Mistie20
Reviewed 30 October 2015

This is a little known house, but it is an absolute gem. Designed by the now largely forgotten but, in her day, very famous sculptress Dora Gordine to work in, to show off her work, and to live in with her aristocratic husband, the Hon...More

1  Thank DeCoucey
Reviewed 27 July 2014

Dora Gordine was not a name I had encountered before. But apparently she became a celebrated sculptor and architect who hailed originally from Latvia (but who did nothing to dispel rumours she was an emigre Russian) exhibiting with the famous Leicester Galleries in the 1930s....More

1  Thank futtock21
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