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 from
8 – 22 October 2018
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We went to the Marlborough Gallery, Jim saw these huge, row after row, of Ben Nicholsons, grey and white, and he was scandalised, you know, ‘ten thousand pounds, what nonsense, I can’t possibly afford ten thousand pounds’. He didn’t buy one that day, although he could have done. We went to buy a piano that day and he didn’t like the colour of it, the piano was… he had this idea of music in the gallery, an idea which he backed up. He produced money every day of the week. I’d sit at my desk and I’d get letters from Jim, three or four a day, with money in them, cheques from various people… so before we knew what had happened, he had got money for the exhibition gallery. He conjured it out of the air. He also sold things I suspect – quite a lot of that. Little old ladies buying works of art which weren’t numbered or dated or anything. He sold things at auction. He was a wheeler-dealer, anything to achieve his objective and I find that admirable actually.