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Leighton House Museum and Art Gallery

12 Holland Park Road | Kensington, London W14 8LZ, England
+44 20 7602 3316
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Essential visit for Victorian Art lovers

The exhibition was great with some wonderful paintings well hung and well displayed and lit despite... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
regtripp
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Alton, United Kingdom
Extortionate entrance fee

We visited Leighton House in order to see the Alma Tadema exhibition, which, in itself was lovely... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
lex1cat
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Shrewsbury, 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 the United Kingdom, it is one of the most remarkable buildings of the nineteenth century, containing a fascinating collection of paintings and sculpture by Leighton and his contemporaries.Built to Leighton’s precise requirements, the house was extended and embellished over the 30 years that he lived in it. 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.
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12 Holland Park Road | Kensington, London W14 8LZ, England
Kensington and Hyde Park
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Reviewed 3 days ago

The exhibition was great with some wonderful paintings well hung and well displayed and lit despite what some people below have said. With my National Trust card this was terrific value at £ 7.00 including headphone commentary and brief exhibition catalogue. The catalogue however was...More

Thank regtripp
Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited Leighton House in order to see the Alma Tadema exhibition, which, in itself was lovely. The house too is interesting, but £14 entrance is outrageously overpriced. The desk staff were ungracious in admitting to the National Trust discount and even though we asked...More

1  Thank lex1cat
Ana G, Public Relations Manager at Leighton House Museum and Art Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Hello and thank you very much for making the time to share this review. We are glad to hear that you found the exhibition 'lovely'. With regards to the admission fee, this is established based on the overall cost of putting this exhibition together, showcasing...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited Leighton House whilst the Alma Tadema exhibition was on. On arrival I was asked to carry my smallish backpack by the handle or leave it in the lobby underneath the coat rack. There was nowhere secure to leave it so I carried it....More

1  Thank Cap43
Ana G, Public Relations Manager at Leighton House Museum and Art Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Hello and thank you very much for making the time to share this review. We are sorry to hear you were disappointed about your recent visit and we would like to clarify some of the points you made in your review. We ask all our...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lovers of the Arts and Crafts Movement will adore this house/museum, which is truly a surprise inside of its austere outside!...Set in a lovely residential neighborhood, it is the quintessential tiny museum you will love.

1  Thank mse1125
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Leighton House is a well preserved family home of the late artist Frederic Leighton. You don't have to be familiar with his work to enjoy it. It is also down the street from 18 Stafford Terrace The Sambourne Home which could be combined in your...More

1  Thank 2morrows
Reviewed 19 June 2017

Frederic, Lord Leighton, President of the Royal Academy, was a top Victorian painter and at the pinnacle of Victorian society. He had this house and studio built for living, entertaining, working and displaying his art collection. It centers around the magnificent Arab Hall, his particular...More

Thank mrsagf
Reviewed 16 June 2017

Fascinating and not too big! The artwork, furniture and the tiled hall are all exquisite and give a fascinating insight into the lives of Leighton and other artists of the period.

Thank CosiNorfolk
Reviewed 5 June 2017

Leighton House Museum and Art Gallery, is at the edge of Holland Park. The walk from the Park takes you past an area known as Paradise Road, where a number of Victorian Artists created their own studio homes. The name I recognised was Holman-Hunt. But...More

Thank Ajayloulou
Reviewed 5 June 2017

The Arab Hall is amazing and a must see. We went on Sunday for the 3pm tour - I highly recommend this as it is a way of adding context to the house. Otherwise it would be a very short visit (we stayed 1.5 hours.)...More

1  Thank bittersweet16
Reviewed 3 June 2017 via mobile

A bit off the beaten path . I personally love this whole movement . Seeing his home is just breathtaking. Unfortunately no photos are allowed . If you like the pre raphaelite movement this is for you

1  Thank zuni P
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Bella M
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YEs , it is open on Fridays. well worth a visit
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Carolyn M
14 September 2016|
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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
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RegGiovanna
19 March 2016|
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Response from Doramy B | Reviewed this property |
Agree with other visitors 40 mins to 1 hour. You can sit at many places. Really enjoyable experience.
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