Leighton House Museum

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Leighton House Museum, 12 Holland Park Road, Kensington W14 8LZ
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Opening times and price

Opening hours:
Guided tour: 11 AM to 12.15 PM (Wed, Sun) – Self-guided tour: 2 PM to 5.30 PM (Wed, Sat-Sun) – Closed (Mon-Tue, Thu-Fri); Note: Guided tours must be booked at least 1 hour in advance
Ticket cost:
Adults £7.00; Children £5.00 (12-17); Infants free entry
Visiting hours and entry charges are subject to change
Time required:
A typical visit to Leighton House Museum lasts 45-60 mins (approx)

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Leighton House Museum was owned by the Victorian artist Lord Frederic Leighton.

This three-story building was built by George Aitchison in the late 19th-century, and occupies a spot just south of Holland Park.

All of the rooms have been restored to how they would have looked in his day, and are filled with surprisingly expensive works of art – by the likes of John Everett Millias. Other Pre-Raphaelite paintings on display include Edward Burne-Jones, George Watts and Lord Leighton himself.

Don’t miss the splendid Arab Hall, based on an old Moorish banqueting hall in Sicily. It has an indoor fountain and marble pillars, and wooden lattice windows imported from Damascus. The Islamic tiles that decorate the walls were picked up by Leighton on his travels through Cairo, Turkey and Rhodes.

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If you enjoy this then try: Charles Dickens Museum (catch the tube from Kensington Olympia to Russell Square); 18 Stafford Terrace (you can walk it in 7 mins) and Sir John Soane’s Museum (catch the tube from Kensington Olympia to Holborn).

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