LONDON: Leighton House

At the Leighton House Museum Permanent exhibition

Leighton House is the former home of the Victorian painter, Lord Frederic Leighton, which has been open to the public since 1929. Stepping inside you are transported to this amazing Orientalist-meets-Pre-Raphaelite world. It sounds like it wouldn't work, but trust me—it does.

Those interested in Islamic and Oriental art will love the Arab Hall at the centre of the house. The room was designed to display Leighton's priceless collection of more than a thousand Islamic tiles, mostly brought back from Damascus in Syria.

We highly recommend this museum to interior designers, architects and art addicts alike.

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Monday: 10am to 5:30pm

Tuesday: Closed

Wednesday: 10am to 5:30pm

Thursday: 10am to 5:30pm

Friday: 10am to 5:30pm

Saturday: 10am to 5:30pm

Sunday: 10am to 5:30pm


Leighton House Museum is the former home of the Victorian artist Frederic, Lord Leighton (1830-1896). 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.


Adults: £12

Senior Citizens, 12- 17 yrs, Student: £10

Members: Free