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 £12.70 £11.40
Child £6.35 £5.70
Family £31.75 £28.50
Group Adult
Minimum group size 15
N/A £10.80
Winter admission
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £10.10 £9.05
Child £5.05 £4.50
Family £25.40 £22.85
Group Adult
Minimum group size 15
N/A £8.60

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, 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
17 November 2018 11:00 - 16:00 Available
18 November 2018 11:00 - 16:00 Available
19 November 2018 11:00 - 16:00 Available
20 November 2018 11:00 - 16:00 Available
21 November 2018 11:00 - 16:00 Available
22 November 2018 11:00 - 16:00 Available
23 November 2018 11:00 - 16:00 Available
24 November 2018 11:00 - 16:00 Available
25 November 2018 11:00 - 16:00 Available
26 November 2018 11:00 - 16:00 Available
27 November 2018 11:00 - 16:00 Available
28 November 2018 11:00 - 16:00 Available
29 November 2018 11:00 - 16:00 Available
30 November 2018 11:00 - 16:00 Available
1 December 2018 11:00 - 16:00 Available
2 December 2018 11:00 - 16:00 Available
3 December 2018 11:00 - 16:00 Available
4 December 2018 11:00 - 16:00 Available
5 December 2018 11:00 - 16:00 Available
6 December 2018 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

Sat 17 Nov 2018
10:00-16:00
Explore Osterley's formal garden with your four-legged friends

MADE FOR THE TABLE Exhibition

Sat 17 Nov 2018
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.

Silversmith in Residence Series

Sat 17 Nov 2018
11:00-16:00
Discover three contemporary silversmiths in residence at Osterley House over the winter, creating and refining beautiful works of art in silver.

Family Craft Workshop: Mug Painting

Sat 17 Nov 2018
14:00-15:30
Decorate a mug for your table at home with this family craft workshop.

Junior parkrun

Sun 18 Nov 2018
09:00-10:00
Enjoy a free 2k timed run around the Front Lawn of Osterley Park, as part of the national Junior parkrun series for 4-14 year olds.

Curator's Tour of the MADE FOR THE TABLE Exhibition

Wed 21 Nov 2018
12:00-13:00
Take a tour of the Made for the Table exhibition at Osterley House, with inside from Georgia Powell the exhibition's Curator.