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Hidden Gem to National Treasure: New opening hours in 2020

From 1 January to 31 December 2020 Leighton House Museum will open on Saturdays and Sundays only, from 10am to 5:30pm.

The new opening arrangements are dictated by the major restoration that the Museum is currently undergoing. Hidden Gem to National Treasure focuses on the refurbishment of the two twentieth-century additions made to the Museum and will provide much-need new spaces and facilities and secure the long-term future of the house itself.


Leighton’s ‘private palace of art’ will continue welcoming school groups during the week as well as hosting regular evening events as part of our exciting Public Programme, funded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund.

Daniel Robbins, Senior Curator, said: 'It is an incredibly exciting moment for Leighton House Museum. We are witnessing the final phase of a master plan that commenced in 2008 and which will transform the Museum and the experience we can offer our visitors. The project will create access for all, additional displays and temporary exhibition galleries and provide new learning and community spaces, while at the same time removing the current pressure on the house and its extraordinary interiors. Thank you for supporting this journey, we cannot wait to show you the ‘new’ Leighton House Museum and celebrate together.’

For any enquiries about our new opening hours, please do contact us on


New and exciting volunteer opportunities at Leighton House Museum and 18 Stafford Terrace

From Museum Ambassadors to Handling Collections volunteers; do visit our 

SUPPORT US page and find out more about exciting roles available.


The Community Access Scheme in 2020 

As part of the National Lottery Heritage Fund grand to help us improve accessibility, learning and engagement at Leighton House Museum, we have recently launched a new programme for community voluntary groups to access and engage with the museum’s permanent collection.


The Community Access Scheme is a programme for adult and family community voluntary groups / charities, informal education or wellbeing support providers based local to Leighton House Museum. The scheme is particularly for  groups that do not visit museums regularly but could benefit from this new programme through admission free of charge and access to our permanent collection, stories and historical spaces in a way that is meaningful and relevant to the groups.


Since its launch in April, the scheme has received a very positive response amongst Community Group Leaders, who have signed up as members and received appropriate training to support their self-guided visits and group activities in the Museum.


We look forward to welcoming our new Community Access Scheme member groups and helping them facilitate a memorable learning experience.


To find out more about the scheme and to register your interest to join as a member, please contact our Community Engagement Officer, Jana Haragalova on



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Open Saturday and Sunday from 10am - 5.30pm.

12 Holland Park Road
London W14 8LZ