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Anish Kapoor at Pitzhanger Gallery, supported by Coutts.

Sir John Soane’s country home and contemporary art gallery

Sir John Soane’s country home and contemporary art gallery

Sir John Soane’s country home and contemporary art gallery

Welcome to Pitzhanger

Pitzhanger Manor was the country home of Sir John Soane, one of the most influential architects in British history. Soane designed many extraordinary buildings, but Pitzhanger is almost unique as a building designed, built and lived in by Soane himself.

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

A place for creativity, debate and participation

Following a major three-year conservation project, Pitzhanger reopened in March 2019. The Manor has been revitalised to take it back to Soane’s original designs, its extraordinary architecture restored for the public to see.

Pitzhanger Gallery, housed in the 1939 library building, has been improved to allow for major loans, and will house a series of contemporary exhibition by artists, architects and designers. All responding to Soane’s legacy and designs, Anish Kapoor (16 March – 18 August 2019) is Pitzhanger Gallery’s inaugural artist.

Harp recital in Pitzhanger Manor
Bach to Baby Harp Recital in the Upper Drawing Room, March 2019

Pitzhanger is a forum for creativity, debate and participation, reanimating Sir John Soane’s vision to inspire and enrich our communities with art, architecture and design. Building on the dual foundation of Soane’s 1800 Manor and parkland and of the contemporary Gallery, Pitzhanger unites the past and the present and inspires the future.

Our vision is that we believe culture matters for all people. Pitzhanger will initiate exceptional creative encounters for everyone, empowering expression, inspiring discovery and enriching our community.

Anish Kapoor at Pitzhanger Gallery, 16 March – 18 August 2019

Pitzhanger Manor & Gallery is now run by Pitzhanger Manor & Gallery Trust. Find out more about the Trustees and staff here.

Instagram @pitzhanger


....and we are open! 

Delighted to be welcoming visitors back to the Manor & Gallery for the first time in 2021.

Visit us Wednesday - Sunday 10am - 5pm, with late opening on Thursdays until 7pm.

#Pitzhanger #reopening #Gallery #londongallery #ThisIsEaling #thingstodo #summeropening #ealing #walpolepark #pitzhanger #johnsoane johnsoane
⁣How many 'times of day' are there? 🌙
Morning, noon, evening and night can blur into one - and so can the days in lockdown.⠀
Luckily we have a few #PitzPicks to keep you entertained:⠀
1 Online Lecture: Walking the Streets: William Hogarth’s The Four Times of Day (1736–1738). Available from 28 May, this is the first lecture in a six-part Public Lecture series, titled Georgian Provocations: Six Iconic Works of Art from Eighteenth-Century Britain run by the @paulmelloncentr ⠀
2 Teach an Art Lesson with help from @magiclanternart . This educational charity is providing resources to help kids explore art for parents and teachers to use at home or in school. Choose one artwork at a time, and, after looking at it and answering the questions, you can do one or more of the follow-on art or literacy activities!⠀
3 Watch Es Devlin’s Culture in Quarantine Masterclass. Devlin guides viewers through the process of turning ideas into forms from broad research and initial sketches to physical projection-mapped sculpture. Keep an eye out for a glimpse of Memory Palace – Devlin’s installation at Pitzhanger. #cultureinquarantine @bbcarts ⠀
Link to blog in bio ⬆️
#isolationactivities #Hogarth #art #educate #sunset #evening #daytime #nature #esdevlin #MemoryPitzhanger #learnwithpitzhanger
Staring at the ceiling for inspiration?

Maybe we can help with this week's dose of our favourite links #PitzPicks Link in bio to blog with live links. 
1 Design your own Greek vase. John Soane was loved to collect ancient artefacts. One of these was the Greek Cawdor Vase which dates from 4th century BC and used to be on display in Pitzhanger’s Breakfast Room. Interested in Ancient Greece? The Museum of Classical Archaeology in Cambridge have provided a wonderful resource for you to learn and create Greek vases.

2 Listen to the latest episode of Past Matters – a Podcast about the most underrated aspects of historic houses and Galleries -featuring Clare Gough, our Director. She is interviewed by Ploy Radford and discusses the beautiful ceilings in the manor to the use of light in architecture and much more.

3 Get fancy! Regency wear, dress up for dinner or a date or just dress up.Get inspired to dress up and get fancy just like Zack MacLeod, who has been dressing up as a British Regency gentleman as his everyday attire.

4 Watch Abstract: The Art of Design: Es Devlin: Stage Design, S1E3. Did you come and see our amazing Memory Palace exhibition from September 2019 – February 2020 or wish you had? Watch this documentary on Netflix and learn how the artist and stage designer Es Devlin creates her ambitious installations and sets.

#LearnWithPitzhanger #museumofclassicalarchaeology #esdevlin #podcast #Greekpots #MemoryPitzhanger #lockdownactivities #johnsoane #ceilings #tuesdaythoughts
⁣#OnThisDay in 1804 Eliza Soane recorded in her diary that the family ‘dined at Ealing on a hot dinner for the first time’.⠀
It can be hard to forget the first meal you sat down to eat after moving to a new place. We'd love to hear about your memorable hot dinners. What you ate and who you shared them with. Comment and tag below!⠀
We know a lot of people are struggling with food security at the moment so if you want to know how to help please follow @ealingfoodbank or find your local food bank online.⠀
#johnsoane #pitzhanger #MemoryPitzhanger #recipeideas #mealtime #EatingRoom #georgian #GeorgeDance
And that's a wrap! Final weekend of our amazing exhibition Es Devlin: Memory Palace is over. 
Thank you so much to all of our visitors who came during the exhibition, especially those who posted their Memory Palace #selfportrait 📷

Watch this space for the announcement of our #selfie competition winners. 
#MemoryPitzhanger #competition #farewell #exhibition #installation 📷 @petermalletphotography
⁣Have you seen the Memory Palace Artist's Book available at The Pitzhanger Shop? An edition of just 100, each of these books is signed by Es Devlin.⠀
With only a week to go till the exhibition closes on 9 February, come along and purchase one of these beautiful works!⠀
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#esdevlin #artist #art #book #artoftheday #exhibition #memorypitzhanger
Last two weeks to see Es Devlin: Memory Palace before the exhibition closes on the 9 Feb!

We love this photo taken inside Memory Palace by @dominic.lipinski of Daisy, one of our members of Staff at @Pitzhanger, wearing the perfect colour! 📷 @PA Dominic Lipinski 
📸 Our #selfie competition is still open! Visit Es Devlin’s #MemoryPalace exhibition, take your best selfie and use the hashtag #MemoryPitzhanger or tag @Pitzhanger to enter the competition. 🏆 The winner will secure two tickets to the exclusive private view of our next exhibition and the runner-up will win a delicious cake and coffee for two at @soaneskitchen

Open until 9 February. Full T&Cs apply, find more on our website.
Some exciting news to start 2020 - we are extending Es Devlin's exhibition Memory Palace by a month! You now have until 9 February to come and see it or bring a friend and visit again!
With all the best wishes for a Happy New Year from us at Pitzhanger!
#MemoryPitzhanger #WestLondon #HappyNewYear #2020 #extension #Pitzhanger 
Photo: Peter Mallet

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Spend your day with us

Enjoy a day out at Pitzhanger Manor & Gallery, Soane’s Kitchen and Walpole Park.

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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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Our Organisation

Learn more about Pitzhanger Manor & Gallery Trust.

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Contact Us

Mattock Lane, London
W5 5EQ
Reception: 020 3985 8888
Office: 020 3994 0967

Tuesday: Closed
Wednesday: 10:00 - 17:00
Thursday: 10:00 - 19:00
Friday - Sunday: 10:00 - 17:00
Monday: Closed (except for bank holidays)

Last admissions one hour before closing

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