Public Programme 2017 - 2018

Simon Schama at Leighton House Museum

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tickets for events are available online on the Eventbrite website.

Ticket prices include admission to the house and the garden.

Please note that there are no concessions for public events at Leighton House Museum.

For bookings enquiries please email museums@rbkc.gov.uk or call +44 (0) 20 7471 9153.

 


 

LEIGHTON LATES AND LIVE MUSIC

Our popular Leighton Lates provide visitors with the chance to enjoy the house ‘out of hours’ until 9pm. With an atmosphere of their own, there is also the opportunity to enjoy a complimentary drink and listen to live music.

Friday 8 June – Martin Speake and Alex Maguire

£12.50

More information and tickets: Leighton Lates

 


 

LEARN AND DRAW: ARTISTS HOUSES, THE HOLLAND PARK CIRCLE

Tuesday 12 June, 10am to 1pm

£30 to £35

Join this special workshop in partnership with London Fine Art Studios. Includes an introduction about The Holland Park Circle, a community of leading Victorian artists, and the chance to explore and paint the exterior of their former studio houses in Melbury Road and Holland Park Road (Kensington, West London).

More information and tickets: Artists Houses: Learn and Drawn


 

FREE PUBLIC GUIDED TOURS

Every Wednesday and Sunday, 3pm

Free with admission ticket

Join us for a ninety-minute tour of the House which gives visitors the chance to enjoy and learn more about this unique studio-house and the fascinating life and career of Lord Leighton.

Please note that due to very high public demand for our public tours, larger groups are not permitted to join these tours. If your party size exceeds six people, you will need to book a Private Tour, please refer to the Private Group Tours section.

Pre-booking is not available.

 


 

FAMILY ACTIVITIES

We host family activities every month, exploring an array of themes and presenting diverse activities to engage with parents and children alike.

 


 

FAMILY TAKE-OVER 

Join our monthly Family Take Over for an inspirational and fun afternoon exploring the different art forms, crafts and cultures manifested in the Museum’s collections and history.

More information and tickets: Family Take-Over

 


 

LET’S GO FLY A KITE – SUMMER KITES WORKSHOP

Saturday 23 June, 2.30 to 4pm

Children £3; Free for parents / guardians

Taking inspiration from the beautiful motifs, geometry and colours of the Leighton House Museum ceramic collection, we learn about kite flying cultures and create our own unique kite to take to out and fly.  Suitable for ages 5 upwards. Children must be accompanied by an adult.  Taught by professional artist and kite-maker, Kirsten Lyle.

Places limited.

More information and tickets: Family Take-Over

 


 

LEIGHTON HOUSE MUSEUM AND THE MOSAIC ROOMS PRESENT AN AFTERNOON OF ENCHANTING STORIES & DELECTABLE DISHES

Saturday 28 July, 2 to 3.30pm and 4 to 5.30pm

Free

Begin at The Mosaic Rooms and be enchanted by award-winning storyteller Alia Alzougbi and her tales from the Middle East. Help bring the stories to life and make pictures of your favourite characters.

Then, stroll across to the beautiful Leighton House Museum garden to listen to legendary food writer Josceline Dimbleby and her stories of growing up in Damascus.  Learn how to make delicious food following her recipes inspired by Middle East.

Suitable for ages 4-11. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Ingredients for the cookery workshop supplied.

More information and tickets: Leighton House Museum and The Mosaic Rooms Present an Afternoon of Enchanting Stories and Delectable Dishes

 


 

SUMMER FETE

Saturday 4 August, 11am to 4pm

Free

A fun-filled day in the magical garden at Leighton House Museum - stalls, treats, entertainment, and activities galore.​

Suitable  for all ages, children must be accompanied

Register for tickets: Children's Summer Fete

For more information email: charlotte.villiers@rbkc.gov.uk

 


 

DANCING THE DABKE

Saturday 22 September, 2 to 3.30pm

Children £3; FREE for accompanying adult

Dancer Jamila Boughelaf leads children through the basic steps of Dabke, a joyful and defiant traditional Arab folk dance. Together they will have fun creating simple dances to upbeat and energising rhythms.

Suitable for ages 5-11. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

More information and tickets: Dancing The Dabke


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10am - 5.30pm
12 Holland Park Road
London W12 8LZ
email: museums@rbkc.gov.uk