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 lates, 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
5 November 2018 11:00 - 16:00 Available
6 November 2018 11:00 - 16:00 Available
7 November 2018 11:00 - 16:00 Available
8 November 2018 11:00 - 16:00 Available
9 November 2018 11:00 - 16:00 Available
10 November 2018 11:00 - 16:00 Available
11 November 2018 11:00 - 16:00 Available
12 November 2018 11:00 - 16:00 Available
13 November 2018 11:00 - 16:00 Available
14 November 2018 11:00 - 16:00 Available
15 November 2018 11:00 - 16:00 Available
16 November 2018 11:00 - 16:00 Available
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

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Contact Info

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

Upcoming events

Robert Adam: Total Design/Total Obsession Exhibition

Wed 26 Sep 2018
11:00-17:00
An introductory exhibition about Robert Adam, the great Neo Classical architect and designer

Bat Walks

Fri 28 Sep 2018
19:30-20:30
Join our Rangers on a twilight tour of the park with a difference. Learn about the bats at Osterley, then embark upon identifying the sights and sounds of these winged wonders.

Osterley parkrun

Sat 29 Sep 2018
09:00-10:00
Kick start your weekend with Osterley's 5k parkrun, set in the parkland and running over open lawns and alongside lakes.

Paddlesports On Middle Lake

Sat 29 Sep 2018
12:00-16:00
Watersports returns to Osterley Park with a paddle and a splash as the Sharks Paddlesports programme starts up again on Osterley's Middle Lake.

Junior parkrun

Sun 30 Sep 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.

Yoga in Osterley House

Sun 30 Sep 2018
09:15-10:15
Experience Osterley House from a different perspective with our yoga sessions every Sunday morning.