Take a virtual tour of Horace Walpole’s Strawberry Hill
The youngest son of the powerful Whig minister Robert Walpole, Horace Walpole (1717-1797) was famous in his day for his extraordinary collections of rare books and
manuscripts, antiquities, paintings, prints and drawings, furniture,
ceramics, arms and armor, and curiosities, all displayed at his
pioneering Gothic Revival house at Strawberry Hill, on the banks of the
Thames at Twickenham.
The Lewis Walpole Library at Yale University has put together a
wonderful virtual tour of Strawberry Hill, featuring both interior and exterior details from the property, in preparation for the Horace
Walpole and Strawberry Hill exhibition, which just recently left the Yale Center for British Art and is currently on view at the
Victoria and Albert Museum in London. Whether or not you get the chance to see the exhibit, an exhibition catalogue edited by Michael Snodin is available through Yale University Press to enhance your experience of this one-of-a-kind collection.