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Leighton House Sambourne House


Family time in the garden, Leighton House.

We take the collections and stories of Leighton House and Sambourne House as the starting points for creating a unique Family Fun programme.  Join us this Autumn for arts and crafts, music, storytelling, science and ecology, theatre and dance.  In the meantime, why not have fun from home and explore our YouTube library and our Explore More activities. 

Our programme is delivered  by a team of museum educators and subject specialists, as well as by professional creatives, including celebrated artists and authors.  Sometimes our Royal College of Music residents join in too!

We also run special events, from summer fetes to Christmas celebrations. 

The new facilities at Leighton House, including a dedicated Learning Centre, a free to access cafe and garden , baby change and a safe place to store buggies and scooters, mean we can offer a warm welcome to the youngest of visitors.

Having fun with calligraphy, Leighton House.

Make some Time for Art with our fun and creative activities designed by leading contemporary artists Laurelie Rae and Ayesha Gamiet, inspired by the animals, birds and flowers to be discovered in Leighton House

Time for Art, with Laurelie Rae

Families are very welcome to visit both houses to enjoy the architecture, collections and exhibition programme.  We have  free trails and activities to pick up in reception to help you explore and discover.

Why not relax in the Leighton House garden with a picnic after your visit?

Making bug houses in the garden