Kenwood House- English Heritage

Kenwood House- English Heritage

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  • Arts
  • Education
  • Gardens and parks
  • Local / community
  • Museums / heritage

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English Heritage cares for over 400 historic buildings, monuments and sites - from world-famous prehistoric sites to Roman forts. Through these, we bring the story of England to life for over 10 million people each year.

Not only English Heritage preserves Kenwood House art collection, historical building and ancient woodland, but also connects with the local community and with families to interpret the history of Kenwood which reveals important facts about England's history.


At Kenwood House we look after an internationally renowned art collection given to the Nation by the 1st Earl of Iveagh which includes paintings from Rembrandt, Vermeer, Constable and Gainsborough.

We also organise Family activities such as crafts, storytelling and quests in order to educate future generations to care for heritage sites like Kenwood.

What is more, we encourage visitors to discover fascinating stories about our art collection and important figures linked to the house such as Lord Mansfield, Lord Chief Justice who fought against slavery, Dido Belle, a mixed race wealthy aristocrat, and Lord Iveagh, an affluent philanthropist. 

To end, our Garden Team takes care of 112 acres of land which is open to public everyday all year round. The Estate is a popular location for families and walkers.

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