Wandsworth Heritage Festival open lecture – A Home on the Hill: a virtual tour of the Royal Hospital

10 Jun 2021 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm Online open lecture

Join Chris Olver (RHN Archivist) on a historical tour of our hospital and gardens as part of the Wandsworth Heritage Festival.

This online open lecture will take you on a virtual tour down the corridors and passageways of the Royal Hospital for Neuro-disability. The Hospital has been situated on Putney Hill since 1863, and formerly a ‘Home for Incurables’, and has been home for thousands of residents over the years.

In the tour, Chris will discuss the local history of the Melrose Lodge estate and the creation of its gardens, which were crafted by Capability Brown and Humphry Repton; illustrate what life was life for some of our first residents at the hospital using images and documents recently digitised from our archive collection and give viewers a behind scenes look at our newly renovated Assembly Room, with its newly restored Victorian stained glass windows.

The talk will draw on newly catalogued and digitised material from RHN Archives, supported by the generous funding of the National Lottery Heritage Fund.

Watch the lecture here

For more information, please call 020 8780 4500 ext 5140 or email institute@rhn.org.uk.