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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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Leighton House Museum is worth visiting (warning - entrance fee) for three reasons: the intricate... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Colin E
Wonderful place!

What a treasure this place is. I found out about it because the National Trust list it in their... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
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12 Holland Park Road | Kensington, London W14 8LZ, England
Kensington and Hyde Park
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Reviewed yesterday

Leighton House Museum is worth visiting (warning - entrance fee) for three reasons: the intricate mosaics and walls lined with beautiful Islamic tiles, the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood paintings and to get a sense of what it was like to be a very successful self-made Victorian painter...More

Thank Colin E
Reviewed 3 days ago

What a treasure this place is. I found out about it because the National Trust list it in their handbook as a London Partner. As an NT member you can get in for half price. I had not heard of Frederic Leighton before and found...More

Thank ZoeAndNick
Reviewed 3 days ago

A glimpse into the lives of the 'other half' - the artists of Holland Park. A gem of a house, there are info cards in each room similar to NT houses. We later visited Linley Sambourne House nearby and realised that the one thing missing...More

Thank lovegeog
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

step into Arabian nights, step into another era. This charming house of painter Leighton is a gem, a must see. Precious art, a silk room,garden to comtemplate.

2  Thank telegrau
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a wonderfully magic location just on the edge of Holland Park. A house of inspirational architecture and a story to match. It was a new experience for me as friends had brought me along (takes a lot to show me something in London...More

Thank AtLondonersLondon
Ana G, Public Relations Manager at Leighton House Museum and Art Gallery, responded to this review

Dear Paul, Many thanks for taking the time to write a review about your experience at Leighton House Museum; we are glad that you and your friend enjoyed your visit. We appreciate your concerns about disabled access in the house; Leighton's house was built in...More

Reviewed 5 weeks ago

A lovely home in a beautiful avenue in a very nice area of London. There is an entrance fee to pay. The rooms were not lit very well but the museum was interesting with the biggest surprise being the Arabic Room. This is the most...More

Thank SanJon7
Reviewed 18 April 2017 via mobile

A real treat of a museum, perfect for those with an interest in the arts looking for something a bit different. We arrived at opening times and the downstairs reception was so tranquil with the fountain playing. It did get busier after half an hour...More

1  Thank WyldeGreenJMA
Reviewed 18 April 2017

The art here is okay, but the house itself is a real treasure. It was custom built by the artist that owned it, and as such the layout and interior design are both interesting and beautiful. I found it hard to believe I'd never heard...More

1  Thank Alinka P
Reviewed 17 April 2017 via mobile

I have been a regular visitor to thus area for tens of tears now and didn't know that this place existed. It's a small treasure. Entrance is free with a National Art Pass. Free Information about each room and it's exhibits is available in each...More

Thank Moniaits
Reviewed 16 April 2017

This is a fascinating building, but the Museum as such does not go out of its way to communicate anything at all to its visitors. After paying the entrance fee you'll have to pay extra for a leaflet if you want to get any context...More

2  Thank amarcord83
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Carolyn M
How much is entry
13 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
How long roughly to see the House and the Pre R. exhibition. I'm disabled not in a wheel chair but would need to sit at times. Thank you.
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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Linda T
We have never been to London, and will be there only a short time. Is this Museum far from the Tate Britain and the Albert & Victoria Museums? Please forgive any incorrectness in the names -- I am going from memory. We are stopping in London primarily to see the pre-Raphaelite art. Thank you in advance!
16 January 2016|
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Response from Kule Dude | Reviewed this property |
The major art galleries may be a better option if you have limited time available. E travelled by tube rather than bus and it was a good 15/20 minutes walk from the nearest tube. Have you considered Birmingham City Art... More
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