The 2017 programme is now past. We will be launching the 2018 programme on 21st August.
Pitzhanger Manor & Gallery
Sir John Soane
Mattock Lane, Ealing, W5 5EQ
Full disabled access, Refreshments, Partial disabled access, Toilets
Designed by Sir John Soane as a family home and country residence. The building and interiors are a lasting testimony to Soane's imagination. Currently undergoing major restoration, the site will re-open to the public in spring 2019.
Dance wing: George Dance the Younger,
Sir John Soane,
Julian Harrap Architects,
Jestico + Whiles,
Pitzhanger Manor was designed by Sir John Soane (1753-1837) one of England's greatest architects. He bought the Pitzhanger site in 1800 in the hope of creating a showcase for his collection and his talents, and a family home for a dynasty of architects, starting with his young sons. In 1810, when his sons proved a disappointment, Soane sold Pitzhanger and moved his library and art collection to his London home in Lincoln’s Inn Fields.
The house stayed in private hands till it was sold in 1901 to Ealing District Council. The building stands in Walpole Park which was formerly the ornamental gardens and parkland to the house, designed for Soane by John Haverfield in 1800.
The house is currently undergoing a major renovation.
Pitzhanger Gallery is also undergoing transformation with the addition of an environmentally controlled exhibition space. The gallery will programme three exhibitions a year by contemporary artists, architects and designers that provide fresh perspectives on Soane and embody his innovation and creativity. A parallel events and outreach programme continues his passion for debate and learning.
On the southern side of the Manor, a new café/restaurant has been built, Soane’s Kitchen, designed by Jestico + Whiles (open) that connects to Soane’s walled kitchen garden.