Hooker House

Hooker House, Quay Street IP19 8EP
Map No 6

Hooker House, formerly Brewery House, was home to two world-famous botanists: William Hooker whose income as a brewer supported his researches and his son Joseph who was born here. Wllliam created Kew Gardens and Joseph succeeded him as Director. The building has been truncated since the time of the Hookers, after the west end was damaged by a Second War explosion. Commemorative plaques to both William and Joseph can be found on the facade. On the left hand side of the building, Gabrielle Maughan and Bill Jackson have created a new art work marking Joseph’s bicentenary. in 2017. Planters flanking the door contain the shrub sarcococca hookeriana among others. Inside there is an illustrated display of the life and work of both men and visitors will be given information about other memorials throughout the town.

Tours:
Saturday 21st – 11.30 and 14.30
Sunday 22nd – 11.30 and 14.30
Max 10 people
30 minutes
Booking Essential via Cut Box Office
Nearest Parking: Town Car Park.
Wheel chair ramp provided, ground floor only.