Book Tickets To See What's Inside Ranger's House In London
Explore this elegant Georgian villa located in Greenwich Park, housing the infamous Wernher Collection. The Wernher Collection is a world-class art collection procured by Sir Julius Wernher, a diamond magnate. Check out paintings, porcelain, silver treasures, and jewels inside this elegant Georgian villa in London. You will find around 700 works of art in the villa which includes ancient religious paintings, small Gothic ivories, Dutch old masters, and bronzes and silvers in the form of Renaissance decorative arts. These art forms from the Renaissance period show how creative and skilful the medieval sculptures were. Book Ranger's House tickets for a perfect day out exploring The Wernher Collection.
About Ranger's House In London
What is Ranger's House?
Ranger's House is a red brick Georgian mansion located in Greenwich Park on the southeast side of London. This is a medium-sized house constructed in the Palladian style. The building found in Blackheath houses the Wernher Collection of Art. The mansion was earlier known as Chesterfield House. However, the current name comes from the house being the official residence of the Ranger of Greenwich park for most of the 19th century. From 2002 to date, the mansion has housed the Wernher Collection which is a collection of works of art collected by Sir Julius Wernher.
The building was built in the southeastern end of Greenwich Park in 1699 for Captain Francis Hosier. The mansion is made with red brick and cream Portland stone. After Hosier, the mansion was bought by Philip Stanhope, then Richard Hulse, and it was turned into a 'Grace and Favour' residence in 1815. The last ranger to live here left in 1896 and subsequently, the house was sold to London County Council in 1902. This building is now cared for by English Heritage. English Heritage has taken responsibility since 1986.
What do you see at Ranger's House?
Check out the artworks from the Wernher Collection. The Wernher Collection contains all of the artworks collected by diamond dealer Sir Julius Wernher, a 19th-century businessman. You will find 700 items throughout history, including Renaissance paintings, ornate jewellery, Old Master paintings, and silver. The art of the Wernher Collection also includes early religious paintings such as 'Madonna della Melagrana' from Sandro Botticelli's workshop, French tapestries, silver and bronze treasures that reveal the genius of medieval craftsmen, glittering enamels, and sculptures.
You can also check out the Royal Observatory Greenwich, National Maritime Museum, Fan Museum, Queen's House, Greenwich Visitor Centre, Old Royal Naval College, and the Chapel of St Peter and St Paul, which are all located near Ranger's House.
What age is Ranger's House suitable for?
Visitors of all ages can enjoy the mansion. Adults must accompany children to the venue, with a valid ticket.
How long does it take to see Ranger's House?
You will need around two to three hours.
When is the best time to visit?
You can visit all year round.
Directions, Venue Info, And Attendee FAQs
Where is Ranger's House located?
The address is Chesterfield Walk, Blackheath, London, Greater London, England, SE10 8QX.
How do I get to Chesterfield Walk?
If you are travelling from London, take the A2 road to reach the destination in the shortest possible time.
Greenwich is the nearest overground train station.
You can also travel by bus.
Where can I park near Ranger's House?
English Heritage does not manage the parking. In front of the house, there are eight parking spaces. There is also some parking space available in the adjacent bowling green.
Where are the toilet facilities at Ranger's House?
Male, female, and disabled toilets can be found inside the house.
Is Ranger's House accessible?
It is wheelchair accessible with one wheelchair available on loan. Disabled toilets and handrails are provided.
Service dogs are allowed.
Where can I eat nearby?
Some popular restaurants in the area are The Prince of Greenwich Pub, Pavilion Cafe, Everest Inn, The Hill, and Heap's Sausages.