Getting to Dorich House Museum

By Train & Bus: Trains run regularly from London Waterloo to Kingston or Putney stations. From Kingston station take bus 85 or K3 from bus stop A2 or A1 at nearby Cromwell Road bus station. From Putney station take bus 85 (direction Kingston) from bus stop E. The stop for Dorich House Museum is Woodview Close.

By Car: The Museum is on Kingston Vale, close to Robin Hood Roundabout on the A3. From the A3 take the A308 exit, marked Kingston. The Museum car park is free and has space for up to 20 cars.

Road works are taking place on Kingston Vale / Kingston Hill from 1 October 2018 to January 2019, which may affect access to the museum during this period. As part of these works, temporary measures will be implemented including traffic signals, traffic diversions and bus stop relocations. Bus Stop Q ‘Woodview Close’ (from the direction of Putney Bridge Station to Kingston Hill Road) will be suspended from 1 October for approximately 6 weeks. There are no temporary replacement bus stops, please be advised to use either bus stop P ‘Robin Hood Lane’ or bus stop R ‘Kingston University’ for Dorich House Museum. Both of these alternative stops are only a short walk away. Please contact the museum on 020 8417 5515 if you have any queries.



Dorich House Museum map


Please note.  The Museum is located over four floors.  There are 78 steps to the top floor, which is accessed via a narrow staircase.  The Museum currently has no wheelchair accessible toilets.  We apologise that we are unable to offer full access for all physical abilities at this time. Kingston University is working to improve access for all visitors.


Museum entry: £5 Adults, £3 for Concessions (over 60s and students). The museum is free for children under 16, Kingston University Staff and Students when they show their ID cards and Art Fund members.

Dorich House Museum is open every week Thursday to Saturday 11am-5pm (Last entry 4.30pm). There is a ten minute introductory film which you can watch before you wander around the house.

Guided Tours

Cost: FREE with Museum Entry

If you would prefer to go on a guided tour of the museum, we offer regularly scheduled guided tours at 11.00am on Friday and Saturday mornings. Tours usually last between 1 hour and 1 ½ hours. We recommend that you book a place on these tours as places are limited to 20 people. Groups and individuals are welcome to book onto these tours. Please contact the museum for more information and to book.

Private Tours

We offer private tours on other days of the week for special interest and members groups. These can take place Tuesday to Saturday depending on availability. Visitors are welcome to continue exploring the museum after the tour has finished. Cost: £10 per person, minimum of 10 people, maximum of 20

Wheelchair groups

We can arrange 1 hour talks for care and retirement home groups with wheelchair users. These take place on the ground floor in the Plaster Studio.  Please contact the Museum Coordinator on 020 8417 5515 to discuss your groups requirements.