Learning at Leighton House Museum

Adult Learning

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. We are particularly interested in engaging with 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.


We will provide a free one-day training to the Community Groups Leaders to encourage and support them to lead visits of their group to the museum.


To find out more about the scheme please contact our Community Engagement Officer, Jana Haragalova on jana.haragalova@rbkc.gov.uk


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Leighton House is the former studio home of one of the most celebrated British artists of the nineteenth-century, Frederic, Lord Leighton (1830 – 1896), President of the Royal Academy 1878-1896.  The building is situated in picturesque Holland Park Road (Kensington), and was once one of a number of houses owned by distinguished artists settled in the area, a group centred around Leighton and his friend and contemporary, George Frederick Watts (1817 – 1904).  One of just two  purpose-built studio-houses open to the public in the United Kingdom, it is one of the most remarkable buildings of the nineteenth century, containing a fascinating collection of paintings and sculpture by Leighton and his contemporaries.


The Museum offers a vibrant programme of curriculum relevant and complementary taught workshops, activities and tours which extend and inspire learning.


Creative Quarter 2019

Friday 22 November, 10am - 4pm

Creative Quarter is a day packed with free workshops, talks, tours and performances in and around Kensington, all offering 13-19 year old students the chance to explore creative industries and creative careers.

Come and meet our team of artists and illustrators, calligraphers, graphic designers, chefs, musicians, photographers and film makers for an inspirational day of hands-on workshops, talks and demonstrations, in the uniquely beautiful surroundings of Leighton House Museum.

FREE, limited places

Download the full programme HERE [PDF] (194KB)


Contact Charlotte Villiers for more information and bookings on charlotte.villiers@rbkc.gov.uk



Schools Workshops at Leighton House Museum


Rich cross-curricular links can be made across the Key Stages with Art & Design, Design & Technology, History, Literacy, Maths and Citizenship whilst exploring this unique and remarkable house, and its permanent collection.


Please click on the right hand Menu for further information.


  Themes and learning supported by a visit to Leighton House Museum
Art and Design

Colour, pattern, texture, line, tone, shape and form

Materials and processes

Artists, makers and designers in different times and cultures: Islamic Middle East, Victorian Arts and Crafts


The Victorians

Homes from the past

Local history


Traditional tales and myths


Design and Technology

Materials, structures and shelters


Religious Education Stories and symbols
Maths Counting, shape, pattern

Open daily except Tuesdays
10am - 5.30pm
12 Holland Park Road
London W14 8LZ