If you head to a side street in Kensington, you’ll find a small room filled with golden drawings that haven’t been seen for over 130 years, all by the pre-raphaelite artist, Evelyn De Morgan.
About Leighton House MuseumThe former home of the Victorian artist Frederic, Lord Leighton, and is the only purpose-built studio-house open to the public in the UK
It is most famous for the sumptuous interior decoration, which makes it one of the most remarkable buildings of the nineteenth century.
From modest beginnings it grew into a 'private palace of art' featuring the extraordinary Arab Hall with its golden dome, intricate mosaics and walls lined with beautiful Islamic tiles. Upstairs, Leighton's vast painting studio was one of the sights of London, filled with paintings in different stages of completion, the walls hung with examples of his work and lit by a great north window.
In addition to the decoration, it contains a collection of paintings and sculpture by Leighton and his contemporaries.
Leighton House Museum,
12 Holland Park Road,
- Adult: £11.00
- Concession: £9.00
- Child (6-18 yrs): £5.00
- Child (under 6): Free
- National Art Pass: Free
- Friends: Free
- Carers / Blue Badge Guides / ICOM: Free
Note: Temporary exhibitions in the basement are usually free as they are not included in the house visits.
Prices last checked August 2023.Link to Leighton House Museum's website
The house is open Wednesdays to Mondays between 10am and 5:30pm (last entry 4:30pm)
Leighton House is closed on Tuesdays.
Opening hours last checked August 2023.
AccessibilityFor accessibility information, click here.
Frequently asked questions
What's the nearest railway station to Leighton House Museum
The nearest station is Kensington (Olympia) station which is 0.3 miles away.