Leighton House Museum

Leighton House Museum map
Address:
Leighton House Museum, 12 Holland Park Road, Kensington W14 8LZ
Tel:
0207 602 3316
Web:
rbkc.gov.uk

Opening times and price

Opening hours:
10 AM to 5.30 PM (Mon, Wed-Sun); Last entry 30 mins before closing
Ticket cost:
Adults £9.00
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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Buses:
9, 10, 27, 28, 49, 328 – London bus fares
Trains:
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The closest train station to Leighton House Museum is Kensington Olympia
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Craig’s London blog> Read Craig’s review of the Leighton House Museum  Check out my London blog for a full review, with more photos

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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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> Craig’s review of Leighton House Museum – “The Leighton House Museum is the architectural equivalent of opening up a brown paper bag and finding a diamond inside. This guy was an artist, and he lived inside a work of art. Don't be put off by the photo of the front. This house will never win any awards for the outside. It's not until you get beyond the entrance hall that you'll understand what all the fuss is… continued”

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

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