The house became Dorich House Museum in 2004 and is an important part of Kingston University's research facilities.
Dorich House was built for Estonian sculptor Dora Gordine and her husband Richard Hare, a diplomat and authority on Russian culture. The plot of land adjacent to Richmond Park was formerly owned by the Duke of Cambridge, the site of 2 orchards. Their garden had lawns, rose beds, shrubbery and trees, some of which remain from the Hares' time, including a mulberry and fruit trees that pre-date their occupancy. Dora outlived her husband and remained here until her death in 1991. Her executors gifted the house and its contents to Kingston University and the house was subsequently renovated and the grounds remodelled.
Visitor FacilitiesThere are regular Open Days (phone 020 8417 5515 for details).
- Access & Directions
Access Contact DetailsThere are regular Open Days (phone 020 8417 5515 for details).
DirectionsRail: Norbiton then bus. Bus: 85, 485
London Parks and Gardens Trust