2 Temple Place - 2024 Exhibition

This year's exhibition at 2 Temple Place is ' The Glass Heart - Art, Industry & Collaboration' 

These annual exhibitions afford an opportunity to visit the iconic former Estate Office of William Waldorf Astor, situated next door to the former site of Electra House.

The exhibition runs from 27th January to 21st April 2024. It focuses on key moments in English glassmaking history, bringing together significant glassmaking collections from 170 years of creative and industrial collaboration. More information on the website below.

Admission to the exhibition is free. Group tours - for which there is a charge - can be arranged by contacting the exhibition organisers on 020 7836 3715. 

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2 Temple Place Tour 10 April 2017

The EHRCA organised a very successful tour of 2 Temple Place, the Victorian Gothic building located between the site of Electra House and the Temple.

2 Temple Place was the former Estate Office of William Waldorf Astor, and is now owned by the Bulldog Trust, which holds regular exhibitions and corporate events there. Eagle-eyed visitors may recognise the interior from such TV shows as Downton Abbey and Mr Selfridge, and movies such as Bridget Jones Diary.

The guided tour took place during the then exhibition at 2 Temple Place  - "Sussex Modernism - Retreat and Rebellion". Sussex played host to a number of British and international artists and writers in the early 20th century, among them Salvador Dali, Vanessa Bell, Eric Gill and Henry Moore.

After a very interesting tour, members retired for refreshment to suitable hostelries in the vicinity.