3rd – 23rd December 2016

This December delve into the intriguing world of the Gee family as Traces present an immersive experience at Fenton House.

We add to the house’s existing treasure trove of collections with the work of 80 contemporary artists and designers telling the story of the Gee family for a unique three-week installation.

Step into the year 1730 and explore tales of the Gee family, prominent silk and linen merchants who lived at Fenton House in the period. Wander through abandoned rooms and unpick family secrets and discover the lives, loves and losses of these former inhabitants and their relationships to each other, Georgian London, and the ‘New World’. The story picks up following unexpected family tragedies that create an atmospheric, other-worldly experience far from the London we know today.

Come and enjoy art, design and history through a selection of paintings, homewares, illustration, furniture, lighting, textiles, fashion, ceramics, glasswork, jewellery, food, scent and much much more! Traces will bring back the authentic Georgian feel of the house and its previous inhabitants, while giving it a new contemporary twist.

What will you discover at #Traces2016?


Stairs to first and second floor. Ramp access to two rooms on ground floor.

Dates and times

Saturday 3 & Sunday 4 December, 11am-5pm (last admission 4.30pm)

Saturday 10 & Sunday 11 December, 11am-5pm (last admission 4.30pm)

Saturday 17 December until Friday 23 December, 11am-5pm (last admission 4.30pm)

Entry slots are every 15 minutes available between 11am-4.30pm. Ticket holders may arrive anytime in the allocated time slot. No maximum stay.


Adult – £10

Child – £5

Under 5’s – Free

NT Members – Free


Find Us

Fenton House, Hampstead Grove, Hampstead, NW3 6SP

Public Transport:

Underground: Hampstead (Northern Line) 300 yards

Overground: Hampstead Heath 1 mile

By Bus: Frequent services pass nearby, check your route here

Parking: very limited parking, pay and display (including members)

By Cycle: find directions here


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