Tours of White Lodge provide an introduction to this Grade I listed hunting lodge, commissioned by George I in 1727, which has been home to The Royal Ballet School since 1955. Tour routes may vary depending on activities taking place on site, but would normally include access to the original fine rooms of the main villa; ballet studios; the dining hall; the boarding houses (including the room in which Edward VIII was born in 1894); the brick-lined tunnels dating from the 1760s; the Georgian kitchens, now the School Library; the Victorian Stable block, now the School’s academic classroom area, and the gardens.
All tours will culminate with a visit to White Lodge Museum.
Please note: Tours of White Lodge do not include viewing the students in training; tours take place during school holidays, when the students are off-site.
The standard tour includes stairs and some uneven ground. However, White Lodge is accessible for wheelchair users; please let us know if you have any access requirements at the time of booking.
We are currently offering tours on the following dates:
Sunday 4 May at 11am
Thursday 17 July at 11am
The entire visit lasts approximately 1 hr 45 mins (a 50 minute site tour, followed by a visit to White Lodge Museum)
Tours of White Lodge cost £10 (full price); £8.50 (concessions); £6.50 (under 16s). Please visit www.ticketsource.co.uk/whitelodgemuseum to book.
By car: For Tours of White Lodge you are welcome to drive to and park at White Lodge.
Public transport: The closest train station is Mortlake (National Rail) from which it is a 30 minute walk or short taxi ride to White Lodge. You can also catch a taxi from Richmond Station (National Rail and London Underground).