Leighton House Museum is the former home of the Victorian artist Frederic, Lord Leighton (1830-1896). 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.
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.
The House regularly hosts special exhibitions.
Leighton House Museum is open daily except Tuesdays from 10.00 to 17.30. There is an admission charge with concessions that includes both the house and exhibitions. Members of the Art Fund and other organisations have free entry.