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Coach departs for Kenwood House
Visit to Kenwood House with Laura Houliston, Curator (Collections) London & East, English Heritage
The newly-restored Kenwood House with its glorious library or great room was remodelled by Robert Adam between 1764 and 1779 for the celebrated eighteenth-century lawyer, William Murray, 1st Earl of Mansfield. The restoration project has recovered not only the original colour scheme of the library but also created a setting more in keeping with a Georgian gentleman’s private house and gallery.
Visit to the dairy and the restored grounds
Return visit to the house to look at the splendid collection of paintings with an introduction by Laura Houliston
Kenwood is home to the spectacular Iveagh Bequest, which includes Vermeer’s the Guitar Player, a self-portrait by Rembrandt as well as works by Reynolds, Gainsborough and Romney. The Suffolk Collection, including its celebrated Jacobean portraits, is now displayed in the house as well.
Coach departs for Central London
Victoria & Albert Museum Main Entrance