Visit Us by Booking a Tour

Please note the museum will be closed 15 June - 4 September 2015 for cleaning and conservation.

Public guided tours

The Public Tours at 18 Stafford Terrace give individuals, couples or small groups of up to six people the chance to learn more about the Sambourne family, the house and its contents.

Advance booking is essential as admission to 18 Stafford Terrace is by public tour only on Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays at the following times:







Conventional Tour


Conventional Tour



Conventional Tour

Costumed Tour

Costumed Tour

Costumed Tour


Conventional Tour

Costumed Tour

Costumed Tour

Costumed Tour

What is a Conventional Tour?

Led by our expert guides, the informative tours give a memorable insight into the Sambournes' lives and home. From interior decoration, eccentric possessions, to their day to day activities.


What is a Costumed Tour?

As guests of Mrs. Sambourne or her parlour maid Mrs. Reffles, the actor-led tour provides a dramatic account of the lives of the inhabitants at 18 Stafford Terrace.

Based on Marion Sambourne's diaries.


Ticket type


Adult Ticket



  • Over 60
  • young adults 16-18
  • full-time students
  • disabled


Children Ages 5 - 16


Free ticket

  • Under 5’s
  • Patrons of Leighton House and 18 Stafford Terrace
  • Registered Carers


NB: Tickets are non-refundable.

It may be possible to transfer to an alternative slot subject to availability.

How to book

For further information and booking:

Monday to Friday: 020 7602 3316, 9am - 5pm

Saturday and Sunday: 0207 938 1295, 10.15am - 5pm.

18ST Entrance

Visits are by Guided Tours

Mid-September to Mid-June

18 Stafford Terrace, W8 7BH