|A History of Burlington House|
A talk by renowned historian Caroline Knight
The Chiswick House lecture series continues on Wednesday, April 18th with a talk by Caroline Knight entitled, ' A History of Burlington House'. The lecture takes place from 7-9pm in the Domed Salon, Chiswick House. Tickets are £20.
Since 1867 Burlington House has been the home of the Royal Academy, although it is one of the few surviving great private houses in central London to survive.
Begun in 1666, it was bought as an unfinished shell by Richard Boyle, 1st Earl of Burlington, who also bought Chiswick House a few years later.
His grandson, the 3rd Earl, made considerable alterations to it, and used it in conjunction with Chiswick when he was in London. This lecture will look at the history of the building, its owners and, briefly, its subsequent public use.
picture of the Domed Salon by Richard Bryant
Tickets £20.00 includes a complimentary glass of wine.
Advance tickets are vailable from Ticketweb via www.chgt.org.uk or the booking line 0844 477 1000
The Chiswick House Lecture Series is jointly organised by the Chiswick House Friends. All profits raised on the night help to support Chiswick House and Gardens Trust, a registered charity dedicated to the preservation and continued enhancement of the historic House and Gardens for the benefit of the local community and wider visiting public.
Opening Times for Chiswick House & Gardens
Chiswick House & Gardens
020 8742 3905
Admission to the Gardens is free
Gardens & Café are open all year round
Gates open at 7am and close at dusk
April 10, 2012