MADE FOR THE TABLE Exhibition

Explore the evolution of silver tableware and dining conventions from 1600 to today through the silver collection of the Goldsmiths' Company, displayed alongside other crafts and Osterley's rarely seen silver collection.

  • Booking not needed
  • Free event (admission applies)

From candlesticks and cutlery to serving dishes, silverware has historically been the focal point of dining and it continues to add stylish accents to today’s tables. This exhibition presents 500 years of silver from the Goldsmiths’ Company Collection, alongside contemporary silversmiths and artisans especially commissioned for this exhibition. Discover the relationship between Osterley and the Goldsmiths’ Company, with rare pieces from Osterley’s collection inside Robert Adam’s interiors.

Prices

Event ticket prices
This event is free, but normal admission charges apply for the venue.
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Osterley Park and House

Prices

House & Gardens
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £13.20 £12.00
Child £6.60 £6.00
Family £33.00 £30.00
Group Adult
Minimum group size 15
N/A £11.20
Winter admission
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £11.00 £9.60
Child £5.50 £4.80
Family £27.50 £24.00
Group Adult
Minimum group size 15
N/A £9.35

What is Gift Aid?

Most of our places run the Gift Aid on Entry scheme at their admission points.

Under this scheme, if you're not a member you have the choice of two entry tickets:

  • Gift Aid Admission
  • Standard Admission

If the place runs Gift Aid on Entry, we'll offer you a clear choice between the Gift Aid Admission prices and the Standard Admission prices at the admission point. It's entirely up to you which ticket you choose.

Gift Aid Admission includes a 10 per cent or more voluntary donation. Gift Aid Admissions let us reclaim tax on the whole amount paid - an extra 25 per cent - potentially a very significant boost to our places' funds.

An extra £1 paid under the scheme can be worth over £3 to the National Trust as shown below:

  Gift Aid Standard
Amount paid by visitor £11.00 £10.00
Tax refund from Government* £2.75 £0.00
Total received by the National Trust £13.75 £10.00

 

*Gift Aid Admissions let us reclaim tax on the whole amount paid - an extra 25 per cent - potentially a very significant boost to our places' funds.

Please note...

Car Park: £7

Coach parking: £10.50 (unbooked), please call ahead to reserve space.

Please note the car park is cash only payments.

Park and grounds: free

Entry for National Trust members and under 5's: free

The basics

Suitability
Suitable for people of all ages.
Assistance dogs are welcome.
Meeting point
Entry to this exhibition will be through the Family Entrance, on the North facade of Osterley House.
Accessibility
This exhibition is on the first floor of Osterley House, accessed by the Grand Staircase.
Other
The display is accompanied by visual and audio interpretation curated by AVM Curiosities, including a series of photographs produced in collaboration with Rosalind Atkinson, which were inspired by 17th century still-life paintings, and an ambient soundscape by Ysanne Spevack aka Mee, best known for her work with the Smashing Pumpkins. The soundscape titled 'Silverware 7' vividly brings to life the making process using silverware as percussion, alongside atmospheric sounds from the forges of master silversmiths Miriam Hanid and Rebecca De Quin. The exhibition is accompanied by a programme of events, including talks, workshops, trails and a new shop in the Servants Hall showcasing incredible pieces by contemporary silversmiths and artisans.

Times

Event opening times and availability
Day Times Availability
24 January 2019 11:00 - 16:00 Available
25 January 2019 11:00 - 16:00 Available
26 January 2019 11:00 - 16:00 Available
27 January 2019 11:00 - 16:00 Available
28 January 2019 11:00 - 16:00 Available
29 January 2019 11:00 - 16:00 Available
30 January 2019 11:00 - 16:00 Available
31 January 2019 11:00 - 16:00 Available
1 February 2019 11:00 - 16:00 Available
2 February 2019 11:00 - 16:00 Available
3 February 2019 11:00 - 16:00 Available
4 February 2019 11:00 - 16:00 Available
5 February 2019 11:00 - 16:00 Available
6 February 2019 11:00 - 16:00 Available
7 February 2019 11:00 - 16:00 Available
8 February 2019 11:00 - 16:00 Available
9 February 2019 11:00 - 16:00 Available
10 February 2019 11:00 - 16:00 Available
11 February 2019 11:00 - 16:00 Available
12 February 2019 11:00 - 16:00 Available

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Contact Info

Name
Visitor Experience
Email
osterley@nationaltrust.org.uk
Telephone
Call 020 8232 5050

Upcoming events

Winter Walkies

Thu 24 Jan 2019
10:00-16:00
Explore Osterley's formal garden with your four-legged friends

MADE FOR THE TABLE Exhibition

Thu 24 Jan 2019
11:00-16:00
Explore the evolution of silver tableware and dining conventions from 1600 to today through the silver collection of the Goldsmiths' Company, displayed alongside other crafts and Osterley's rarely seen silver collection.

Osterley 'Couch to 5km' Run Group

Tue 29 Jan 2019
10:30-11:30
This group is for complete beginners and will aim to get you from your couch to running 5km through a variety of fun, regular, free sessions. If you want to get into running but don't know where to start, this is the group for you.

Free Adult Cycle Lessons in partnership with London Borough of Hounslow

Tue 29 Jan 2019
12:00-14:00
Hounslow, in partnership with The National Trust, are offering cycle training in the beautiful grounds of Osterley Park.

Dr Bike - Free Cycle Checks & Minor Repairs

Sat 02 Feb 2019
10:00-12:00
Dr Bike is a free service which provides free cycle checks and minor repairs for anyone that might need them.

Photography workshops with Rosalind Atkinson

Wed 06 Feb 2019
10:00-12:00
Instagram influencer and photographer extraordinaire Rosalind Atkinson [@her_dark_materials] leads a half day workshop on photographing the perfect still life.