The Leighton House Archive

The archive contains extensive material relating to Leighton, his family and the history of the museum. Leighton's extensive correspondence includes letters to many of his fellow artists, members of the Royal Family and some of his most significant patrons. The archive also includes material relating to his grandfather, the physician Sir James Leighton, and to his parents and two sisters Alexandra and Augusta. An extensive collection of images of Leighton House is accompanied by material relating to its early history as museum and development up until the present day.


Material from all sections of the archive has been catalogued and is available for consultation. The 18 Stafford Terrace archive is also stored at Leighton House Museum.

Access is by appointment only - please contact

Alternatively you can browse our Online Catalogue


Free of charge, please note that charges will apply for making reproductions of the material.

Open Saturday and Sunday

10am - 5.30pm
12 Holland Park Road
London W14 8LZ