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.



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 and for Kingston University Staff and Students when they show their ID cards

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 11.30am on Friday and Saturday mornings. Tea and coffee is provided for visitors on the tours and will be served between 11am and 11.30am. 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-Saturday depending on availability. The cost of the tour includes tea, coffee and biscuits and 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 to discuss your groups requirements.

Seasonal Closures

2018 Closures

29 March – 31 March, reopen Thursday 5 April

29 July – 5 September, reopen Thursday 6 September

23 December – 9 January, reopen Thursday 10 January