'House Detective' - Childrens' Tours as part of Heritage Open Days

As part of Heritage Open Days we are opening the house for special childrens' tours. Children are invited to become 'House Detectives' searching for elephants, flamingos, ballerinas, angels and stars.

  • Booking essential
  • Free event

Khadambi Asalache decorated his extraordinary home with carved birds, animals and figures forming a trail throughout the house, and this is an opportunity to see it through a child's eyes.

With drawing, counting, designing book marks and mini books there are activities for children aged from 4 to 10 during these hour-long FREE tours.

Please book the places you need for each child and their carers (e.g. mum and two children = three places). Please bring socks or slippers for everyone.

The basics

Booking details
Call 03442491895
Unfortunately bookings cannot be taken through the property team. Bookings are non-refundable.
Suitability
These special tours and activities are designed specifically for children.
Unfortunately dogs are not welcome at this event.
Meeting point
The house is tucked away with no door number so you may need to count down from other houses to find us. Please wait in the garden and our guide will welcome you in when the tour is about to start.
What to bring and wear
Please bring slippers or thick socks in order to protect the hand-painted floors (no bare feet). We can provide extra adult pairs for £2.00. Help us protect our fragile interiors by travelling light.
Accessibility
The house has a steep entrance and uneven terrain. It has narrow doorways, corridors and small rooms. There are steep stairways to all floors. Please get in touch to discuss specific access needs.
Other
Please note, there are no toilet facilities, catering facilities or parking facilities onsite. Please get in touch if you would like some more information about what's available nearby. In order to preserve our delicate interiors, we kindly ask you not to take photographs. If you'd like to take home a memento, our guidebook and a selection of postcards will be available to purchase at the end of your tour.

Times

Event opening times and availability
Day Times Availability
15 September 2019 11:30 - 12:30 Available
13:30 - 14:30 Available
15:00 - 16:00 Available
22 September 2019 10:00 - 11:00 Available
11:30 - 12:30 Available
13:30 - 14:30 Available
15:00 - 16:00 Available

Contact Info

Name
Nicola Carr
Email
575wandsworthroad@nationaltrust.org.uk
Telephone
Call 02076224109

Upcoming events

'House Detective' - Childrens' Tours as part of Heritage Open Days

Sun 15 Sep 2019
11:30-12:30
As part of Heritage Open Days we are opening the house for special childrens' tours. Children are invited to become 'House Detectives' searching for elephants, flamingos, ballerinas, angels and stars.

An Evening Tour of 575 Wandsworth Road

Wed 18 Sep 2019
18:45-20:30
As part of Lambeth Heritage Festival, this intimate and in-depth guided tour will be led by member of the curatorial team and considers the longer history of the house and its local area.

House Tours 1 September - 2 November 2019 (Cloned)

Fri 20 Sep 2019
11:00-12:15
Experience this extraordinary home and unique work of art. Secure your place on an intimate pre-booked guided tour for up to six people. Every visit helps us to continue our work to protect this exquisite and unique place.