Boston Manor House

Welcome to

Boston
Manor
House

Boston Manor House is a Jacobean House built for Lady Mary Reade in 1623 and later owned by the Clitherow family from the 1670s until the 1920s.  The House is now open to the public with free entry six days a week. Its beautifully restored historic interiors, including breath-taking original ornate plasterwork, are joined by two community exhibition galleries, meeting rooms and an attractive modern café.

About our regeneration project

The House reopened to the public in July 2023 after a five-year restoration programme, which has seen it completely refurbished with support from the National Lottery Heritage Fund and a range of other funders. 

The House has not been restored to look as it did in one particular period of its history.  Instead, wherever there was the strongest surviving evidence of a decorative style in a room, the room was restored to that period.  This means Boston Manor House has rooms in 17th, 18th and 19th Century styles.

Visit us

Entry to the House is Free

Monday
Closed
Tuesday—Sunday
Noon – 5pm
Bank Holiday Mondays
Noon – 5pm

The House is fully accessible via lift.

What’s On this Week:

  • FREE Children colour trails available from Reception
  • FREE Mindful drawing activity packs available from Reception
  • Monday 17th June 16:00 FREE Historic Houses Learning Forum – open to all learning professionals!
  • Friday 21st June 11:00 FREE Community Walk around the Park
  • Saturday 22nd June 15:00 FREE Costumed Interpretation Tour, drop-in (subject to volunteer availability)

Coming up this Summer:

  • Saturday 6th July 11:00 FREE Community Walk to Osterley Park
  • Sunday 14th July 14:00-14:30 FREE Brentford Spoon Project Gallery Spotlight Talks with curator Claire Ireland, drop-in
  • Saturday 3rd, Sunday 4th, Saturday 10th and Sunday 11th August 12:00 or 14:00 The Bureau of Forgotten Stories, an interactive production by Tale be Told Theatre. After a wild auction scattered the house’s treasures worldwide, fragments of stories are on the loose! The Bureau of Forgotten Stories will be on a mission to retrieve the lost tales of Boston Manor House. Tickets from £5
  • Monday 26th August to Sunday 1st September FREE Assemble Play. Experience a landscape of curious playthings that ignite children’s imagination and creativity. Drop-in event, beneath the cedar tree on our back lawn

Boston Manor House Café

Our Cafe is open 09:00 – 16:00, Tuesday – Sunday and is operated exclusively by Cooks & Partners.
Open all year round, the café provides a welcoming presence to all,
serving home-made, seasonal food which is sustainable and locally
sourced.

Menus are most certainly a moving feast; ever changing with the
seasons and reflect plenty of variety for changing food taste buds.
The cafe is designed to feel as part of the overall experience for all visitors and provides a relaxed, tranquil place to enjoy a warming barista-made hot drink along with a delicious, home-made pastry or a spot of lunch!


The café is self-service offering visitors both an eat in and take away
option. The friendly service team will always be happy to help.

Getting Here

The House is a 10 minute walk from Boston Manor underground station (Piccadilly Line) and from Brentford Railway Station.

The 195 and E8 buses stop outside the House and the E2 bus is only a short walk way.

A limited number of charged for parking spaces are available in the Boston Manor Park car park. These have a four hour limit Monday-Friday. For accessible parking queries, please contact the team at bostonmanorhouse@hounslow.gov.uk.

Volunteer with us

Join our friendly team of volunteers! At Boston Manor House we offer a variety of roles for you to choose from.  Please have a look at our role descriptions and if you’re interested, complete our volunteer interest form.

Contact us for volunteering enquiries: bostonmanorhouse@hounslow.gov.uk.

We have eight fantastic roles on offer:

Events
Learning & Engagement
Walks Leader
Visitor Experience – including Tour leaders
Research
Costumed Interpretation
Digital Marketing
Photography

Venue hire at Boston Manor House

Boston Manor House can be hired for a range of functions.  Our historic rooms can be hired out for all occasions, from private functions to filming and photography shoots, while our three dedicated meeting rooms are available seven days a week.

Contact us to discuss your hire needs: bostonmanorhouse@hounslow.gov.uk