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Leighton House Museum and Art Gallery

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Neighbourhood: Kensington and Hyde Park
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Address: 12 Holland Park Road | Kensington, London W14 8LZ, England
Phone Number: +44 20 7602 3316
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Leighton House Museum is the former home of the Victorian artist Frederic,...

Leighton House Museum is the former home of the Victorian artist Frederic, Lord Leighton. The only purpose-built studio-house 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.Built to Leighton’s precise requirements, the house was extended and embellished over the 30 years that he lived in it. From modest beginnings it grew into a ‘private palace of art’ featuring the extraordinary Arab Hall with its golden dome, intricate mosaics and walls lined with beautiful Islamic tiles.

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Flaming June

A beautiful home to visit and currently exhibiting Fredrick Leighton's - 'Flaming June'. Defiantly take the audio tour!

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
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Nottingham, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

A beautiful home to visit and currently exhibiting Fredrick Leighton's - 'Flaming June'. Defiantly take the audio tour!

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Malvern, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Loved the 'Flaming June' exhibition, beautifully displayed and curated. Very interesting information and displays. The house amazed me and I haven't seen any photos which really do it justice. Staff / volunteers were really enthusiastic and knowledgeable. Great café / bakery road the corner: the Primrose.

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Kingsbridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

If you are a National Trust member then entrance is only £5 it is an incredible house. It is very well preserved. We spoke to one of the members of staff and she was so enthusiastic about the house and the area. There are talks on a Sunday and Wednesday. There are also 'outside' talks which we would like to... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I don't particularly like Leighton's work but absolutely loved his house. The Arab Hall alone is worth a visit. We went on Sunday and joined a guided tour which was fantastic - the volunteer guide was extremely knowledgable and brought the artist and his work to life in an informative and entertaining way. She was fantastic and definitely made the... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The current exhibition FLAMING JUNE is not to be missed by lovers of Victorian art, and those who would like to become lovers! Tip, go early and you may not have to share the joy.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A must see for anyone interested in Leightons work and how he lived. Stunning in every respect. The Arab Hall is small but out of this world. So glad that this is on our doorstep. If helpful please give a like ☺

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Twickenham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I went to visit it last Friday. No many visitors hence I was able to absorb the Victorian atmosphere, what an interesting place to visit. The exhibition: Burning June gave me an extra insight on the life of Frederic Leighton. Two point why I didn't rate it excellent:: the entry ticket is expensive and the volunteers didn't have a good... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This artist's home looks sort of plain on the outside but the inside is wonderful. Full of art works and magical rooms. It's well worth a visit if you are interested in older homes or art. My only complaint was the "no photography" rule. In this day and age of digital photography with no flash, that seems rather silly.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Arab Hall is certainly spectacular, but at £30 for my husband and myself I felt that Leighton House was rather overpriced. That included two audio sets, which you can well do without as there is plenty of information on cards in each room and a lot of the audio is just repetition. Prices seem to have jumped up a... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

An interesting interior, the Moorish hall in particular is well worth seeing as an example of Victorian upper class eccentricity. I was unfamiliar with Lord Leighton as an artist and came away more impressed with the interior of his home rather than his art - skillful though it may have been. Good points: + The hallway tiling in Leighton House... More 

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