Opening Hours

Café, galleries and shop: Tuesday – Sunday 11am – 5pm

House: Tuesday – Sunday 12  – 5pm

Free, timed entry tickets to the House are available at the information desk on arrival or online here.

Last entry to the House is at 4.30pm

Please note that our galleries will be closed on
Sunday 16 September 2018
Sunday 23 September 2018
Sunday 30 September 2018
Tuesday 2 October 2018
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Our work of the week is Garden Ornament 2 (1914), by Henri Gaudier-Brzeska. This work is on display in ‘Beauty and Balance’ at the Fitzwilliam Museum, if you haven’t already visited be quick as the display finishes on 3 April.

In the spring of 1914 Gaudier-Brzeska received a commission to carve two stone vases or garden ornaments for the home of General Sir Ian and Lady Hamilton at 1 Hyde Park Gardens, London. This commission came through the Omega Workshops, the decorative arts and design firm founded by the artist and critic Roger Fry. However, by August 1914 Gaudier-Brzeska had left Britain to fight in the French army, so the stone vases were never carved. It is believed that this maquette, and its companion, were related to the Hamilton commission. This work is constructed from elements of two human figures who kneel and hold a large bowl with their upraised arms.

For more info see Tate