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Ranger's House and the Wernher Collection

  • Chesterfield Walk Map It
  • Greenwich
  • House/Mansion/Villa

Published 08/30/2016

Fodor's Review

This handsome, early-18th-century villa, which was the Greenwich Park ranger's official residence during the 19th century, is hung with Stuart and Jacobean portraits, but the most interesting diversion is the Wernher Collection, which contains more than 700 pieces of art that were amassed by the diamond millionaire Julius Wernher (1850–1912) and were once housed in his fabulous stately house, Luton Hoo, in Bedfordshire. The collection ranges from Old and Dutch Master paintings to Renaissance jewelry and assorted pieces of decorative art and curios from the medieval period onward. Entry is by guided tour only and space is limited, so it's a good idea to book ahead on Sunday. The Ranger's House is just under a mile's walk from the DLR station at Greenwich, or you can catch a bus there from Greenwich or Deptford DLR.

Sight Information

Address:

Blackheath, Chesterfield Walk, Greenwich Park, London, SE10 8QX, England

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Phone:

020-8853–0035

Sight Details:

  • £7.20

Published 08/30/2016

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