Built by Merton Russell-Cotes as a gift for his wife, Annie, the house celebrates the couple's passion for art, travel, world cultures and natural history. They richly furnished the house and galleries, filling them with a remarkable collection of British art and sculpture and beautiful objects from their travels across the world. Many works by the great artists of the Victorian and Edwardian periods, Landseer, Frith, Herkomer, Edwin Long, Albert Moore, Munnings and many works by the Pre-Raphaelites (including Rosetti's Venus Verticordia) and female artists including Evelyn de Morgan's Aurora Triumphans. A home, an art gallery, and a museum. Special exhibitions programme, talks, tours and events programme. Urban Renaissance cafe. Japanese-inspired garden. Weddings and venue hire.