On Saturday 17 September 2016 (from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm), the National Physical Laboratory (NPL) will be opening the doors of Bushy House to the public for a rare glimpse inside as part of Open House London 2016.
Normally, Bushy House can only be viewed from the picturesque Bushy Park, but this unique opportunity offers the chance to learn about the history and scientific significance of this former royal residence from within the house itself.
The house was given to Edward Proger in 1663. From 1797, it was the residence of William, Duke of Clarence (later William IV) and his mistress Dora Jordan. After passing into the hands of Queen Victoria, it was offered to the Royal Society in 1900 as a location to establish NPL.
Visitors will have the opportunity to visit various parts of the house and the beautiful gardens, home to a descendant of Newton’s apple tree.
Doors will be open from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm, and entrance is free.
Please note that there is very limited access for people with disabilities and no dogs are allowed (with the exception of guide and assistance dogs).
More information can be found here: http://www.npl.co.uk/events/17-sep-2016-bushy-house-open-day-2016