Danson House boasts a suite of rooms created for Sir John Boyd, a man besotted with his young bride. Enjoy this superb example of 18th-century architecture with its classical proportions, elegant interiors and rich symbolism celebrating love and marriage. Designed as a retreat from the hustle and bustle of central London, Danson House was completed in 1766. Sir John Boyd was a sugar merchant and vice-chairman of the British East India Company. Together with the notable architect Sir Robert Taylor, Boyd created this homage to the Golden Age of Antiquity, filling it with art and sculpture from his travels on the continent. Today his home gives us a fascinating insight into fashionable Georgian life.
A beautiful Georgian villa with sumptuous interiors, built for pleasure, relaxation and entertaining.
Immerse yourself in the beautifully restored interiors including:
• The octagonal salon, glittering with light and colour from the fabulous mirrors and handblocked wallpaper
• The exquisitely gilded dining room with its set of 17 original wall paintings
• The magnificent oval top-lit stairwell
• The atmospheric library (below), featuring a rare George England organ
• Peaceful gardens designed by a student of Capability Brown
• The story of Danson House tracing Danson’s history as a popular museum.
Facilities: Both the lower and upper floors of Danson House are fully accessible to wheelchair users with disabled toilet facilities and disabled parking bays also being available. Furthermore, there is one manual wheelchair available to hire for free. Guide dogs are also welcome and carers accompanying a disabled visitor will be admitted free of charge. If you have any further requirements please contact them in advance of your visit so that they can their upmost to assist you.
Opening Times: Danson House is open Sunday to Friday from 1 April to 31 October. Opening hours are 12pm to 5pm.
Costs: Adults £8, concessions £6, under 16s free (no unaccompanied children). If you Gift Aid your ticket, it will be valid for unlimited repeat visits within a 12-month period. National Trust and English Heritage members receive half price admission (not valid for group bookings or with any other offers). Admission is free with National Art Pass.
Photo Credits: © Copyright Bexley Heritage Trust
For further information please visit: http://www.dansonhouse.org.uk