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Sambourne House

Exterior of Sambourne House

Exterior façade, Sambourne House.

Illustrating Victorian Life

About the museum

Sambourne House is the family home of legendary illustrator Linley Sambourne (1844 - 1910).

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Meet Edward Linley Sambourne (1844-1910) the illustrator and photographer who lived at 18 Stafford Terrace. 
Linley Sambourne married Marion Herapath in 1874 and moved into 18 Stafford Terrace shortly afterwards.
Find out why Sambourne House is a fine example of a 'House Beautiful'.
Watch our series of videos with special guests exploring Victorian life and work at the Sambournes'.
From William Morris wallpapers to delicate ceramics and works of art - explore our collections.


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Getting here

Sambourne House reopens on 15 October 2022

We look forward to welcoming you all!


18 Stafford Terrace, London W8 7BH

Nearest tube stations: High Street Kensington

Buses: 9, 23, 27, 28, 49 


Reopening our doors.
Sambourne House shown in the map