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Grayson Perry: The Vanity of Small Differences

For the first time, this exhibition brings the Turner-Prize-winning artist’s tapestries to a building where William Hogarth’s ‘A Rake’s Progress’, the inspiration behind Perry’s tapestries, were purchased for and displayed.

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‘A Fine Line’ Exhibition Tour with Curator Joanna Bird

Join Joana Bird at Pitzhanger to explore the connections between the artists on display and the architecture of Sir John Soane.

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Creative Summer Holiday Club 2024

Sign up for our 5-day Creative Summer Holiday Club from 5 to 9 August 2024.

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From Waste to Wonder: The Art of Sustainable Transformation

Innovative art meets sustainability, transforming waste into wonder through local creativity and environmental commitment.

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Exhibitions

See what’s on display in the Gallery and inside the Manor.

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10 July – 8 December 2024

Grayson Perry: The Vanity of Small Differences

For the first time, this exhibition brings the Turner-Prize-winning artist’s tapestries to a building where William Hogarth’s ‘A Rake’s Progress’, the inspiration behind Perry’s tapestries, were purchased for and displayed.

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Closing Soon | 24 January – 4 August 2024

Sinta Tantra: The Lightclub of Batavia

Gold paintings and sculptures illuminate Sir John Soane’s historic Manor.

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Closing Soon | 8 May – 4 August 2024

A Fine Line: Modern Makers at Pitzhanger

Explore modern ceramics and glass set against the historic interiors of Sir John Soane’s manor.

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25 May – 15 September 2024

From Waste to Wonder: The Art of Sustainable Transformation

Innovative art meets sustainability, transforming waste into wonder through local creativity and environmental commitment.

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Upcoming Exhibition | Open 7 August 2024

Antoni Malinowski and Helene Binet: Pigments and Photons

Antoni Malinowski and Hélène Binet each explore the play of light, colour and architecture in a new two-person exhibition in the rooms of Sir John Soane’s manor house.

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Events

Check out all the events we have coming up at Pitzhanger.

Every Thursday

Pitzhanger Guided Tour

Explore Pitzhanger’s rich history with our guided tours. Delve into Sir John Soane’s architectural brilliance.

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26 July 2024

Mini Makers

Our weekly drop-in art programme for children five and under. Explore and play in this session led by artist and teacher Antoine Genevier.

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28 July 2024

Open Sundays: July 2024

Celebrate the summer sunshine with our July Open Sundays!

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1 August 2024

Thursday Late: Re-Make / Re-Model

Join us for an evening workshop by Ealing Repair Café, inspired by Grayson Perry’s exhibition, and a talk by Matt Small on ‘This Is England’.

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2 and 30 August 2024

Mini Makers – School Holiday Editions

Play and create with Mini Makers!

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4, 11, 18 and 25 August 2024

Open Sundays: August 2024

Celebrate the summer sunshine with our August Open Sundays!

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5–9 August 2024

Creative Summer Holiday Club 2024

Sign up for our 5-day Creative Summer Holiday Club from 5 to 9 August 2024.

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9, 16, 23 and 30 August 2024

SpiralDance Movement Sessions

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23–26 August 2024

Shakespeare in the Park: Much Ado About Nothing

Dance, music and joy in one of Shakespeare’s funniest and wittiest comedies. Perfect for a sunny weekend!

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29 August 2024

Bill Wyman: ‘Billy In The Wars’ & ‘Bill Wyman’s Chelsea’

Join Bill Wyman to hear more about his extraordinary career, and his two most recent books.  A keen diarist, ‘Billy in the Wars’, chronicles his childhood during World War 2, while ‘Bill Wyman’s Chelsea’ is an exhaustive guide to the area where he has lived since 1982.

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PITZHANGER NEWS

All the latest happenings in and around Pitzhanger

25th June 2024

At a Glance: July 2024 at Pitzhanger

Join us at Pitzhanger for the opening of our Grayson Perry exhibition, workshops and tours.

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29th May 2024

At a Glance: June 2024 at Pitzhanger

Join us at Pitzhanger for new exhibitions, tours and talks.

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21st May 2024

BBC Antiques Roadshow Delights Over 3,000 Visitors at Pitzhanger Manor & Gallery

A remarkable day of discovery and excitement on 19 May 2024.

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15th May 2024

The Pitzhanger Hub wins 2024 RIBA London Award

The Pitzhanger Hub at Pitzhanger Manor & Gallery has won the 2024 RIBA London Award for architecture.

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22nd April 2024

Winners of the Young People’s Poetry Competition at the Inaugural Ealing Book Festival

Explore the creativity of our community’s young poets.

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19th April 2024

At a Glance: May 2024 at Pitzhanger

Celebrate Pitzhanger’s 5th anniversary of reopening with special events and exhibitions.

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22nd March 2024

Pitzhanger Celebrates Its First Five Years with Major Acquisition of Julian Opie’s ‘Curly Hair’

A vibrant addition to West London’s cultural landscape.

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22nd March 2024

At a Glance: April 2024 at Pitzhanger

Join in on the Easter fun, with art, family activities and the Ealing Book Festival at Pitzhanger Manor & Gallery.

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22nd February 2024

At a Glance: March 2024 at Pitzhanger

Discover Spring’s vibrancy with art, talks, and family fun at Pitzhanger Manor & Gallery.

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12th February 2024

BBC Antiques Roadshow Comes to Pitzhanger Manor & Gallery

BBC Antiques Roadshow films at Pitzhanger in May 2024. Join us for historic discoveries.

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History of Pitzhanger

Learn more about Sir John Soane’s historic country home

History

Pitzhanger Manor, Joseph Gandy,1800. © Sir John Soane’s Museum, London.

Learn about the history of this remarkable house

Pitzhanger Manor in Ealing was the country house of Sir John Soane, one of Britain’s most extraordinary architects

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Sir John Soane

Portrait of John Soane by William Owen, 1804. © Sir John Soane’s Museum, London.

One of Britain’s most influential architects

From 1800 to 1804 Sir John Soane, one of Britain’s most influential architects, designed and built Pitzhanger Manor as his dream country retreat in then rural Ealing.

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Conservation Project

Revealing Pitzhanger

In March 2019, Pitzhanger Manor & Gallery reopened to the public for the first time in over three years.

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Visit Us

Find out more about how you can safely visit us.

Plan Your Visit

Opening hours, getting here, and FAQs.

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Tickets

Free and discounted admission available. Advance booking recommended.

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Eat & Drink

Coffee and pastries in Pitzhanger Gallery and Walpole Park

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Become a Member

Discover a world of inspiration with free entry to Pitzhanger, exclusive Member events and support the arts today from £35.

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Venue Hire

Many of the unique rooms at Pitzhanger are available for private, corporate and location hire.

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Join & Support

We rely in part on the generosity of our supporters to deliver our mission. Can you help?

Support Us

Like all other arts and heritage institutions, Pitzhanger has been hit hard by the Covid-19 pandemic. We need your help to ensure that this unique place can continue to inspire generations to come

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Volunteering

Volunteers are integral and valued members of our team, whose roles vary from welcoming visitors to gallery invigilation, sharing their knowledge of Pitzhanger and helping in our shop.

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Jobs

Join our growing team and become part of a unique project.

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🎥 Sneak Peek! Watch Grayson Perry’s tapestries making their grand entrance at Pitzhanger Manor & Gallery. 

‘The Vanity of Small Differences’ opens this week. Be amongst the first to explore Perry’s fascination with taste, class, and culture. 
 
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Grayson Perry: The Vanity of Small Differences
📅 Wednesday–Sunday
📍 Pitzhanger Manor & Gallery, Ealing Green, London W5 5EQ
🚇 Ealing Broadway Station (Elizabeth, Central, District, National Rail)
🎫 Access with General Admission

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PITZHANGER MANOR & GALLERY
Ealing Green, London
W5 5EQ
Reception: 020 3985 8888
Venue Hire: 020 3994 0966
Office: 020 3994 0967
pitzhanger@pitzhanger.org.uk

Wednesday - Sunday: 10:00 - 17:00
First Thursday of the month: 10:00 - 20:00
Monday - Tuesday: Closed
Bank Holidays: 10:00 - 17:00

Last admissions one hour before closing

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