Family Fun at Leighton House Museum
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
- please arrive on time
- for booking enquiries please email us at: email@example.com or call +44
(0) 20 7471 9153
BOOK TICKETS HERE
MARBLING (TURKISH EBRU ART). In collaboration with Yunus Emre
Saturday 21 March, 2pm - 3:30pm | all
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.
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
Suggested age 4+.
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
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
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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.