One of London’s hidden gems, Dorich House Museum at Kingston University is the former studio home of the Russian sculptor Dora Gordine and her husband the Hon. Richard Hare, located on Kingston Vale beside Richmond Park.
Dorich House is the former studio home of the Russian sculptor Dora Gordine and her husband the Hon. Richard Hare, a scholar of Russian art and literature. Now Grade II listed, the building was completed in 1936 to Gordine’s design and is an exceptional example of a modern studio house designed by and for a female artist. Its principal ground and first floor spaces - a plaster studio, a modelling studio and a gallery – were devoted to the production and display of Gordine’s work. A more modest top floor apartment, with a roof terrace overlooking Richmond Park, served the couple’s domestic needs. Following Gordine’s death in 1991 the house was acquired and renovated by Kingston University. Dorich House Museum holds the world’s largest collection of Gordine’s paintings, drawings and sculpture, and an important collection of Russian art and artefacts, acquired by Gordine and her husband.
Open: Thursday - Saturday 11am - 5pm. See website for seasonal closures
Admission: £5, concessions £3, under 16s FREE, Kingston University staff and students FREE. ID required for all discounted admission
Guided Tours: 11.30am Fridays & Saturdays