• View from Lee Road
  • Arts Building Annex, with Creative Garden
  • Music Building Staircase
  • Victorian Art Studio
  • Art Studio
  • Historical picture of the Music Building next to the Blackheath Halls
  • Floral piano in front garden!
  • Sandpits in the Creativity Garden

The Conservatoire, Blackheath

John Edmeston and Edward Gabriel

place
19-21 Lee Road, SE3 9RQ
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Architect on site, Refreshments, Toilets

Travel Information

train
Nearest train: Blackheath
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Bus routes: 54, 89, 108, 202, 386
Part of the oldest surviving purpose-built cultural complex in London, founded by the community through the purchase of bonds in 1881. Arguably the finest in London, the main art studio is spacious with a magnificent north light.

Access

Sunday 22nd

Open 10am–5pm

group
  • Tour at 12.30pm (Max 20 per tour) The tour is led by local architect Jo Townshend (http://www.jotownshend.com). Jo's studio is based in the Arts Building and will be open to the public between midday and 2pm. The tour is 15-20 minute long and space is limited. You must book a place at www.conservatoire.org.uk/events.

Pre-booking is required for this building

Design

Original design
John Edmeston and Edward Gabriel, 1896
Refurbishment
Somorjay and Talliss, 2015
Type
Architectural practice, Education, Community/cultural, Art studio, Mixed use
Period
Victorian, Historical/contemporary