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Leighton House Museum

Closed Now: 10:00 - 17:30
Open today: 10:00 - 17:30
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Beautiful, quirky house

Well worth the visit. Unprepossessing from outside but fabulous inside. If you have an hour to... read more

Reviewed 11 November 2017
melvin K
Derby, United Kingdom
Interesting and beautiful

I really enjoyed my visit here, I learnt a lot and saw some pretty cool artwork. I would have liked... read more

Reviewed 1 November 2017
Emma M
London, United Kingdom
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Leighton House Museum is the former home of the Victorian artist Frederic, Lord Leighton. The only purpose-built studio-house open to the public in London, it is one of the most remarkable buildings of the nineteenth century, containing a...more
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12 Holland Park Road | Kensington, London W14 8LZ, England
Kensington and Hyde Park
+44 20 7602 3316
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Reviewed 24 November 2017

This is 2017, and photography is integral to our experiences, and being restricted lessens the experience. I would not recommend any of my friends visit since you are unable to share the experience. It is a beautiful place, but the photo restriction completely turns me...More

Date of experience: November 2017
2  Thank Fate N
Reviewed 11 November 2017

Well worth the visit. Unprepossessing from outside but fabulous inside. If you have an hour to spare go there.

Date of experience: November 2017
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Reviewed 1 November 2017

I really enjoyed my visit here, I learnt a lot and saw some pretty cool artwork. I would have liked to take photos - I don't see why it's not possible, even without a flash. I loved the tiled Arabian hall, it was gorgeous, with...More

Date of experience: October 2017
2  Thank Emma M
Reviewed 28 October 2017

Yesterday my friend and I went to finally see the intriguing Leighton House. We loved the decor, the tiles, the wallpaper, the quirky colour combos etc...amazing interiour design. We also liked the art gallery, but we mainly came for the interiour of this building. As...More

Date of experience: October 2017
1  Thank C3947XCannec
Reviewed 24 October 2017

I've visited here a number of times, most recently to see the Lawrence Alma Tadema exhibition. The house itself is a work of art and well worth seeing. The exhibition was very interesting but because of its installation you couldn't on this occasion appreciate the...More

Date of experience: October 2017
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Reviewed 23 October 2017

First and foremost I will say that I love Leighton House and I love Alma Tadema's art. However I was disappointed with my experience last Saturday. I visited especially for the Alma Tadema exhibition. It is £14 for an adult and £12 for a student...More

Date of experience: October 2017
3  Thank isy2016
Reviewed 23 October 2017

We went with a group and loved it. we paid the extra £1 to use an audio guide and were pleased to have done so. Its not cheap but it is owned by yjr Local Authority who these days need to charge "realistic" prices for...More

Date of experience: October 2017
1  Thank Tim G
Reviewed 22 October 2017

The staff were courteous and helpful and the venue and paintings excellent. But we visited during the latest Alma-Tadema paintings were almost impossible to navigate because so many of them came up as unknown on the audio guide and few if any were marked on...More

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank Terry S
Reviewed 21 October 2017

Went with the History of Art group to see the Alma-Tadema exhibition. Have to admit I didn't know very much about him before going, but what a delight, and can he paint- yes. We had a guide who was entertaining and knowledgeable. The house itself...More

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank MargRich18
Reviewed 21 October 2017

Leighton House Museum is housing an Alma Tedema exhibition. Arrived to find my phone needed charging, I asked a member of staff if I could use a plug, I was refused due to health & safety, I had to find a plug somewhere else. The...More

Date of experience: October 2017
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6 February 2018|
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Response from ChrisW821 | Reviewed this property |
To be honest I’m not sure there is enough to interest young children as it’s not really made with children in mind. If your 7 year old knows what is there and is really keen to visit then I would say go ahead, but it... More
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13 July 2017|
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Response from Pollyp2301 | Reviewed this property |
YEs , it is open on Fridays. well worth a visit
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Response from shoogslondon | Reviewed this property |
Although it's not a National Trust property, they offer a reduction to National Trust members. As a NT member, it cost me £3.50. I can't remember the full price. I think it was either £5 or £7