A Special Place
Set in tranquil parkland with panoramic views over London, brewing magnate, Edward Cecil Guinness, first Earl of Iveagh, bought Kenwood House in 1927, and bequeathed it to the nation in 1929. The house boasts sumptuous interiors and one of the greatest art collections in London with masterpieces of international importance by many famous artists including Rembrandt, Turner, Reynolds, Gainsborough and Vermeer. It houses the Suffolk Collection, with its magnificent full-length Jacobean portraits and stunning costume details.
Outside, in parkland influenced by the great English landscape gardener, Humphry Repton, there are lakeside walks and meandering woodland paths to explore and enjoy.
Becoming a Corporate Benefactor
As a Corporate Benefactor, you will enjoy the privilege of supporting a great London house, art gallery and landscape. As well as being acknowledged publicly on our website and publications, you will receive the following benefits:
- An annual reception
- Invitations to exclusive events such as talks and trips
- 10% discount of hire of some rooms in Kenwood house once a year (and 20% discount on any meeting room hire)
- Annual free tour of the house or grounds for up to 20 people
- Five free tickets annually for our popular lecture series
- Five free single memberships
AND you will support a great house with famous landscape gardens and an outstanding art gallery.
An invitation to become a Corporate Benefactor
An application form to become a Corporate Benefactor
To become a Benefactor which costs £500 per annum, please contact the Friends by sending an email
We greatly value our Vermeer benefactors Chris Carter and David Peers and our Rembrandt benefactor Elizabeth Meek.
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