Family Fun at Leighton House Museum

Join our family programme and special events for children at Leighton House Museum, a unique and opulent Victorian palace of art.

 

  • children £3 | FREE for accompanying parents or guardians
  • suitable for children aged 6 - 11 years old
  • please note that sessions are NOT drop-in and parents or guardians should remain in the museum during the course of the workshop
  • please arrive on time
  • for booking enquiries please email us at: museums@rbkc.gov.uk or call +44 (0) 20 7471 9153

 

BOOK TICKETS HERE

 

Image of Paper Marbling activity PAPER MARBLING (TURKISH EBRU ART). In collaboration with Yunus Emre Institute 

Saturday 21 March, 2pm - 3:30pm | all ages

Immerse yourself (literally!) in the ancient Turkish art of paper marbling (Ebru), creating unique designs guided by our expert tutor, Mustafa Caner Kurt. By manipulating the floating paints on the surface of water and then transferring them to paper, you can produce your own colourful creation to take home with you, while learning about the history, materials and techniques of this art form dating to the 9th century.

Image of a show with Vanessa Woolf SPRING STORYTELLING WITH VANESSA WOOLF

Saturday 11 April, 2pm - 3:30pm

Come and join Vanessa for live storytelling inspired by the flowers in Leighton's magical house and secret garden!

Stories are fun, lively and interactive with props and music.

Suggested age 4+.

Matthew Crampton and Olga Jegunova

STORY AND MUSIC WITH OLGA AND MATTHEW

Saturday 25 April, 2pm - 3:15pm

Enjoy a magical performance of Peter and the Wolf with pianist Olga Jegunova and storyteller Matthew Crampton. This fun session won’t feel like a music lesson. Wait 'til you hear Olga creating whatever animal you suggest, on the piano, on the spot! We'll finish by making up a story of our own, taking inspiration from the pictures at Leighton House.

 

More Fun for Families:

SCAVENGER HUNT TRAIL

Families can also try exploring the house with our new Scavenger Hunt Trail, the first of a series of fun and interactive trails helping you discover Leighton, his house and garden. Ask for a pack in reception!

 

CONVERSATION STARTER

Construct your own 'conversation starter' and get ready to explore each room through colours, characters and magic words! Pick one at the Front Desk and enjoy!

 

FAMILY TICKETING AND LOYALTY SCHEME FOR YOUNG ADVENTURERS

Coming soon! Keep an eye on our website or subscribe to our special Family Fun e-newsletter

 

Meet Lord Leighton

'Meet Lord Leighton' is a printed activity sheet developed for families and children who come to selected on-site or off-site events. It invites them to colour in and dress Lord Leighton’s figure with variety of detachable outfits and accessories to suit his role of Victorian artist, traveller and socialite. Further resources are available on the Meet Lord Leighton resources page


Open Saturday and Sunday

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