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We will be launching the 2021 programme at 12pm on 11 August 2021

  • Pitzhanger Manor & Gallery
  • Vestibule ceiling
  • Upper Drawing Room

Pitzhanger Manor & Gallery

Sir John Soane

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Mattock Lane, Ealing, W5 5EQ
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Refreshments, Family activities during open house festival, Toilets, Disabled access, Bookshop

Travel Information

subway
Nearest tube: Ealing Broadway, South Ealing
train
Nearest train: Ealing Broadway
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Bus routes: 65, 207, 427, 483
Designed by Sir John Soane as a family home and country residence. Following a three-year conservation project, Pitzhanger has been returned to Soane’s innovative original design and re-opened to the public in March 2019.

Events

Saturday 4th September
Free Entry to Pitzhanger Manor & Gallery
schedule Time: 10am to 5pm
Advance free tickets should be booked through Pitzhanger Manor and Gallery's website. Please note our normal entry charges will apply on the day this weekend.
Exterior Building Tour
schedule Time: 11.30am to 12.15pm
group Capacity: 15
Tours to be booked in advance on Pitzhanger Manor & Gallery's website. https://www.pitzhanger.org.uk/whatson/open-house-2021-exterior-building-tour/. Please note a ticket to the tour does not include entry into Pitzhanger Manor and Gallery which must be booked seperately. To coincide with the current exhibition, Soane Restored, join this perimeter tour of Sir John Soane’s country manor. The tour will recount how Soane designed the building to be an expression of his own life and work which tells the story of his architectural, artistic and intellectual influences. Revealing the crafts skills involved in the restoration, the tour will explain how the project included a reinstatement of the building’s original layout. Revealing some of the processes of restoration, the tour will look at the re-creation of the decorative elements, such as caryatids, urns and stone roundels, that were derived from classical antiquity.
BLS Interpreted Exterior Building Tour
schedule Time: 2pm to 2.45pm
group Capacity: 6
Please note this tour is specifically aimed at D/deaf audiences who would like to access a tour with BSL Interpretation. https://www.pitzhanger.org.uk/whatson/open-house-2021-bsl-interpreted-exterior-building-tour/. Please note a ticket to the tour does not include entry into Pitzhanger Manor and Gallery which must be booked seperately. To coincide with the current exhibition, Soane Restored, join this perimeter tour of Sir John Soane’s country manor. The tour will recount how Soane designed the building to be an expression of his own life and work which tells the story of his architectural, artistic and intellectual influences. Revealing the crafts skills involved in the restoration, the tour will explain how the project included a reinstatement of the building’s original layout. Revealing some of the processes of restoration, the tour will look at the re-creation of the decorative elements, such as caryatids, urns and stone roundels, that were derived from classical antiquity.
Sunday 5th September
Advance Free Entry to Pitzhanger Manor & Gallery
schedule Time: 10am to 5pm
Advance free tickets should be booked through Pitzhanger Manor and Gallery's website. Please note our normal entry charges will apply for those turning up on the day this weekend.
SEND Family Workshop: Architecture Stories
schedule Time: 10.30am to 12.30pm
group Capacity: 30
Explore architecture as a family, contribute to a collaborative sculpture and use sound to tell the story of a building. Please note this event is specifically aimed at children with special educational needs accompanied by their parents or carers. Suitable for all ages.
Exterior Building Tour
schedule Time: 11.30am to 12.15pm
group Capacity: 15
Tours to be booked in advance on Pitzhanger Manor & Gallery's website. https://www.pitzhanger.org.uk/whatson/open-house-2021-exterior-building-tour/. Please note a ticket to the tour does not include entry into Pitzhanger Manor and Gallery which must be booked seperately. To coincide with the current exhibition, Soane Restored, join this perimeter tour of Sir John Soane’s country manor. The tour will recount how Soane designed the building to be an expression of his own life and work which tells the story of his architectural, artistic and intellectual influences. Revealing the crafts skills involved in the restoration, the tour will explain how the project included a reinstatement of the building’s original layout. Revealing some of the processes of restoration, the tour will look at the re-creation of the decorative elements, such as caryatids, urns and stone roundels, that were derived from classical antiquity.
SEND Family Workshop: Architecture Stories
schedule Time: 1.30pm to 3.30pm
group Capacity: 30
Explore architecture as a family, contribute to a collaborative sculpture and use sound to tell the story of a building. Please note this event is specifically aimed at children with special educational needs accompanied by their parents or carers. Suitable for all ages.
Exterior Building Tour
schedule Time: 2pm to 2.45pm
group Capacity: 15
Tours to be booked in advance on Pitzhanger Manor & Gallery's website. https://www.pitzhanger.org.uk/whatson/open-house-2021-exterior-building-tour/. Please note a ticket to the tour does not include entry into Pitzhanger Manor and Gallery which must be booked seperately. To coincide with the current exhibition, Soane Restored, join this perimeter tour of Sir John Soane’s country manor. The tour will recount how Soane designed the building to be an expression of his own life and work which tells the story of his architectural, artistic and intellectual influences. Revealing the crafts skills involved in the restoration, the tour will explain how the project included a reinstatement of the building’s original layout. Revealing some of the processes of restoration, the tour will look at the re-creation of the decorative elements, such as caryatids, urns and stone roundels, that were derived from classical antiquity.
Saturday 11th September
Sir John Soane’s Birthday Festival
schedule Time: 10am to 5pm
All activities are accessible with a free ticket to Pitzhanger Manor and Gallery bookable in advance via our website. Family friendly building tours. A demonstration of the historic paint recreation techniques used for the Chinese Wallpaper room, with the painter involved. - Self-guided activities including crafts inspired by the amazing crafts skills used in the restoration, a dressing up box of historic costume and Self-guided tours of the manor and nature trails of Walpole Park.
Exterior Building Tour
schedule Time: 11.30am to 12.15pm
group Capacity: 15
Tours to be booked in advance on Pitzhanger Manor & Gallery's website. https://www.pitzhanger.org.uk/whatson/open-house-2021-exterior-building-tour/.Please note a ticket to the tour does not include entry into Pitzhanger Manor and Gallery which must be booked seperately. To coincide with the current exhibition, Soane Restored, join this perimeter tour of Sir John Soane’s country manor. The tour will recount how Soane designed the building to be an expression of his own life and work which tells the story of his architectural, artistic and intellectual influences. Revealing the crafts skills involved in the restoration, the tour will explain how the project included a reinstatement of the building’s original layout. Revealing some of the processes of restoration, the tour will look at the re-creation of the decorative elements, such as caryatids, urns and stone roundels, that were derived from classical antiquity.
Exterior Building Tour
schedule Time: 2pm to 2.45pm
group Capacity: 15
Tours to be booked in advance on Pitzhanger Manor & Gallery's website. https://www.pitzhanger.org.uk/whatson/open-house-2021-exterior-building-tour/.Please note a ticket to the tour does not include entry into Pitzhanger Manor and Gallery which must be booked seperately. To coincide with the current exhibition, Soane Restored, join this perimeter tour of Sir John Soane’s country manor. The tour will recount how Soane designed the building to be an expression of his own life and work which tells the story of his architectural, artistic and intellectual influences. Revealing the crafts skills involved in the restoration, the tour will explain how the project included a reinstatement of the building’s original layout. Revealing some of the processes of restoration, the tour will look at the re-creation of the decorative elements, such as caryatids, urns and stone roundels, that were derived from classical antiquity.
Sunday 12th September
Sir John Soane’s Birthday Festival
schedule Time: 10am to 5pm
All activities are accessible with a free ticket to the Manor and Gallery bookable in advance via our website. Family friendly building tours. A demonstration of the historic paint recreation techniques used for the Chinese Wallpaper room, with the painter involved. - Self-guided activities including crafts inspired by the amazing crafts skills used in the restoration, a dressing up box of historic costume and Self-guided tours of the manor and nature trails of Walpole Park.
Exterior Building Tour
schedule Time: 11.30am to 12.15pm
group Capacity: 15
Tours to be booked in advance on Pitzhanger Manor & Gallery's website. https://www.pitzhanger.org.uk/whatson/open-house-2021-exterior-building-tour/.Please note a ticket to the tour does not include entry into Pitzhanger Manor and Gallery which must be booked seperately. To coincide with the current exhibition, Soane Restored, join this perimeter tour of Sir John Soane’s country manor. The tour will recount how Soane designed the building to be an expression of his own life and work which tells the story of his architectural, artistic and intellectual influences. Revealing the crafts skills involved in the restoration, the tour will explain how the project included a reinstatement of the building’s original layout. Revealing some of the processes of restoration, the tour will look at the re-creation of the decorative elements, such as caryatids, urns and stone roundels, that were derived from classical antiquity.
Exterior Building Tour
schedule Time: 2pm to 2.45pm
group Capacity: 15
Tours to be booked in advance on Pitzhanger Manor & Gallery's website. https://www.pitzhanger.org.uk/whatson/open-house-2021-exterior-building-tour/. Please note a ticket to the tour does not include entry into Pitzhanger Manor and Gallery which must be booked seperately. To coincide with the current exhibition, Soane Restored, join this perimeter tour of Sir John Soane’s country manor. The tour will recount how Soane designed the building to be an expression of his own life and work which tells the story of his architectural, artistic and intellectual influences. Revealing the crafts skills involved in the restoration, the tour will explain how the project included a reinstatement of the building’s original layout. Revealing some of the processes of restoration, the tour will look at the re-creation of the decorative elements, such as caryatids, urns and stone roundels, that were derived from classical antiquity.

Design

Original design
Dance wing: George Dance the Younger, 1768
Original design
Sir John Soane, 1800
Restoration
Julian Harrap Architects, 2018
Refurbishment
Jestico + Whiles, 2018
Type
Historical house, Gallery
Period
Georgian