Visit Dorich House Museum
In line with national restrictions to reduce the spread of COVID-19, Dorich House Museum and our partner venue Stanley Picker Gallery are temporarily closed to the public. Both venues plan to reopen from 20 May, pending government guidance, for pre-booked one hour visits only. Bookings will go live on 1 May – please visit our Eventbrite to book your visit to Dorich House. You can book a visit to Stanley Picker Gallery here.
Dorich House Museum is temporarily closed to the public in line with national restrictions to reduce the spread of COVID-19. We plan to reopen on Thursday 20 May, pending government guidance. We will be open on Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays for self-guided one hour visits at 11am, 12:30pm, 2pm, and 3:30pm. The museum will be free to visit during May, June, and July 2021, but you must book a ticket on Eventbrite before visiting.
We will also be offering free guided tours on most Fridays and Saturdays at 11am, which must also be pre-booked. Please visit our Eventbrite to view available dates and to book before visiting.
By Train & Bus: From Kingston station take bus 85 or K3 from Cromwell Road bus station. From Putney Station take bus 85 (direction Kingston). 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. Limited free parking onsite.
By Bicycle: Bike racks are located at the rear of the building, designed by Fabien Cappello as part of the Stanley Picker Gallery Fellowship.
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. Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions in advance of your visit.
Our studio café is temporarily closed but we aim to reopen as soon as possible for outdoor dining only.
Our range of merchandise, which includes books, publications, postcards and tote bags, is available to purchase online via the Art UK shop and via contactless card payment at the museum.
Dorich House Museum relies on your support for the venue to flourish. You can help us directly by contributing a donation via contactless card payment during your visit to the museum.
Director David Falkner
Curator Dr Fiona Fisher
Participation Curator Natalie Kay
Venue & Events Coordinator Glenyss Lipscombe
Museum Coordinator Jessica Sajovie
Project Coordinator, The Squatter Years: Recovering Dorich House Museum’s Recent Past Dr Helena Bonett
Dorich House Museum Professional Placement Student (Postgraduate) Mengfei Liu
Dorich House Museum & Stanley Picker Gallery Assistants 2020-21:
Kyle Campbell-Pope, Mengfei Liu, Faith McKie, Lucy Methven, Ian Nabong, Alex Stillwell, Maria Val De Los Rios
Gallery & Museum Advisory Group
Yemi Awosile – Textile Designer & Stanley Picker Fellow (2015)
Damian Chandler – Director (Asia), Brunswick Arts
Clare Cumberlidge – Director, Clare Cumberlidge & Co
David Falkner – Gallery & Museum Director
Laura Grace Ford – Artist & Stanley Picker Fellow (2013)
Catherine Ince (Chair) – Chief Curator, V&A East
Jane Pavitt – Professor of Design & Architectural History and Head of Impact at Kingston School of Art
Jana Scholze – Course Director, MA Curating Contemporary Design at Kingston School of Art
Mandy Ure (Deputy Chair) – Artist and Dean of Kingston School of Art
Rhoddy Voremberg – Lawyer and Stanley Picker Trustee
5 June 2020: Dorich House Museum and our partner venue Stanley Picker Gallery recognise we must do more as cultural organisations to be actively anti-racist. We commit to taking immediate steps to implement a clear plan of action to address systemic racism at every level of our organisations, whilst actively seeking and welcoming critical engagement from diverse perspectives in this process.