National Physical Laboratory

Opening Bushy House as part of Open House London

23 September 2018

On Sunday 23 September 2018, NPL is opening Bushy House to the public as part of the Open House London weekend. Normally, Bushy House can only be viewed from the beautiful Bushy Park, but this day offers visitors the chance to glimpse inside the house, which dates back to the 1660s.

Bushy House was the residence of William, Duke of Clarence (William IV) and his mistress Dora Jordan from 1797, and was offered to the Royal Society by Queen Victoria in 1900 as a location to establish NPL.

Visitors will have chance to see the rooms and gardens of Bushy House, including historic photos and artefacts.

The opening of Bushy House is part of the Open House London weekend, London's largest annual festival of architecture and design. Open House London seeks to open London's buildings to the public.

Doors will be open from 10 am to 5 pm. Entry is free.

Access to Bushy House is via the Queens Road Gate, TW11 0EB (public parking on Dora Jordan Road and Clapperstile car park) and pedestrian access via Canon Road Gate, Bushy Park.

Please note that there is very limited access for people with disabilities and no dogs are allowed (with the exception of guide and assistance dogs).


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