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Orleans house gallery

The Octagon Room is to the right of the building.It was built in the early 18th Century, about 1710.This part of the Orleans House is used as a wedding venue and for exhibitions and various celebrations.Yesterday a naming ceremony was neing held there.
The original building was lived in in about 1800 by the Duc d'Orleans, exiled from France.

Octagon Room,Orleans House,Twickenham

This beautifully proportioned room, with its black and white marble floor, is latterly used as a wedding, or celebration venue.Music soirees and parties are also held here.

Octagon Room,(external view).

This shows the beautiful external shape of the Octagon Room, built in 1710.Its elegant proportions and position beside the river Thames, make it a delightful place to visit in Twickenham.Exhibitions are held all year round, in the gallery.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:An elegant niche of Twickenham, to be discovered.
  • Cons:None
  • In a nutshell:For non-rugby fans!The other side of Twickeeenham.
  • Last visit to Twickenham: Aug 2005
  • Intro Updated Aug 14, 2005
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  • KiKitC's Profile Photo
    Nov 29, 2009 at 7:12 AM

    Fabulous tips. Would love to visit the museum. Hope you have a fantastic birthday.

  • Gillybob's Profile Photo
    Aug 1, 2009 at 7:40 AM

    Sounds like Raft Man has a good life! Nice to see some sunshine photos - obviously no cricket that day!! Gillybob greetings

  • uglyscot's Profile Photo
    Sep 12, 2008 at 12:34 AM

    Interesting -the Raftman.

  • Acirfa's Profile Photo
    May 7, 2008 at 5:12 AM

    Love Twickers for the Rugby, Richmond for the ambience and your pages because they offer some interesting pieces about these places.

  • domenicococozza's Profile Photo
    Sep 12, 2007 at 7:27 AM

    Haha, great take on Twickers and raft man.

  • Jenniflower's Profile Photo
    May 4, 2006 at 5:45 AM

    Lovely walk! Must do it sometime :) Jen x

  • TheWanderingCamel's Profile Photo
    Nov 30, 2005 at 5:52 AM

    Raft-man sounds as though he's at peace with his world. I have many good memories of Twickenham - Marble Hill Park particularly. leyle

  • Nov 28, 2005 at 11:48 PM

    Many many happy returns of the day. Wishing you a happy birthday and great time . Greetings from India.

diosh

“always look up-you'll discover so much more about buildings that way..”

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