Get Tickets
Get Tickets

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

Revealing Pitzhanger

In March 2015, Pitzhanger closed to the public to undertake a major project, aiming to return Sir John Soane’s Manor to its original design.

The project, led by Ealing Council in collaboration with Pitzhanger Manor & Gallery Trust, peeled back layers of history, extensions and overpainting, returning Pitzhanger to Soane’s original design, now visible for the first time in over 175 years. The Regency Manor, built between 1800 and 1804, is a rare and spectacular example of a building designed, built and lived in by Sir John Soane himself. With its stripped classical detail, canopy domed ceilings, radical decorative paint schemes and inventive use of space and light, Pitzhanger features many architectural elements that Soane adapted for his later buildings including Dulwich Picture Gallery and his city home in Lincoln’s Inn Fields.

hand-painted Chinese wallpaper in the Upper Drawing Room
Specialist decoration experts recreating the Chinese Wallpaper in the Upper Drawing Room.

Important structural elements of Soane’s design were reinstated, such as the conservatory demolished in 1901 and the dramatic central roof light which returns Pitzhanger to the silhouette Soane intended.

The recreation of a colonnade connecting the Gallery and Manor provides full accessibility for all visitors. Soane’s original intricate paint schemes, which were overpainted in the 1830s, have also been meticulously recreated throughout the Manor following detailed historic paint analysis by interior decoration specialists Hare & Humphreys. The dramatic marbling in the entrance hall and the hand-painted Chinese wallpaper in the Upper Drawing Room have revitalised Pitzhanger’s interiors.

The conservation and restoration project was led by architects Jestico + Whiles with the support of heritage experts Julian Harrap Architects. They were supported by a large team of specialist contractors, led by Quinn London Ltd. Craftspeople from across the UK lent their skills to reinstating Soane’s intricate and idiosyncratic designs, from stone carving to Chinese wallpaper, landscaping to glass.

The conservation project was supported by Ealing Council, National Lottery Heritage Fund, Arts Council England and many other generous trusts, foundations, individuals and corporate sponsors. Find out more about Pitzhanger’s supporters and how to contribute here.

To find out more about the conservation project, visit our YouTube channel

See the restored Manor with Griff Rhys Jones

See The Career of a Decorative Painter with Alasdair Peebles

See Remaking Historic Interiors with Hare and Humphreys

Instagram @pitzhanger


Some wallpapers are, themselves, works of art 🎨

The next talk in the Pitzhanger Design Series is on the topic of wallpaper - its techniques, history and how and why we should use it. 

Join interior designer and antiques dealer Adam Bray as he talks with three wallpaper creators about their beautiful papers. 

The panel includes Hannah Cecil Gurney of @degournay, creators of the finest hand-painted and hand-embroidered wallcoverings; Lulu Lytle, co-founder and director of @soanebritain, which designs and creates wallpapers by craftsmen in Britain; and @allysonmcdermott_studios, arguably the world’s leading authority on conserving, recreating and hanging historic wallpapers.

Pitzhanger Design Series: The Art of Wallpaper
6 October, 6.30pm 
In person and online tickets available. 
Link in bio to book

Part of #LondonCraftWeek 2021

#LCW2021 #Wallpaper #HistoricWallpaper #BritishDesign #handpainted #interiordesign #PitzhangerDesignSeries #conservation
The first layer of paint is on! Follow for part 3 to see these statues re-bronzed by the amazing @clivedenconservation.

Don’t they work quickly? 😜

#historicconservation #museumreels #sculpture #restoration #historichouse #englishcountryhouse #bronze #bronzesculpture #bronzeme
OPEN HOUSE FESTIVAL is back for 2021!

Visit Pitzhanger Manor for FREE over the first two weekends in September as part of the 30th Open House London!

Sir John Soane’s Birthday Festival will take place over 11 + 12 September – a new community weekend for all the family with special events and activities including demonstrations, crafts, dress-up and tours. 

There will be free exterior building tours over both weekends - join us to find out how Soane designed Pitzhanger to reflect his influences and discover the process involved in its restoration. 

Booking advised for guaranteed entry, but some walk-up tickets may be available.

Visit to find out more and book your tickets!

@opencitylondon #openhouselondon #opencity #architecture #community #education #birthday #Soane #JohnSoane #Pitzhanger #festival #SoaneRestored #GuidedTour #Heritage #LondonHistory #History #LondonArchitecture
Conservation in action Pt. 1 ⚒️ 

Our four Eating Room statues are being restored this summer by the team at @clivedenconservation on site at Pitzhanger Manor.

In John Soane’s day these statues were painted to resemble bronze and carried oil lamps.

Follow to watch their colourful transformation @Pitzhanger

#SoaneRestoredHighlights #soanerestored #georgianhouse #coadestonesculptures #coadestone #sculpture #conservation #colourtransformation #historichouse
Visit Pitzhanger this summer to discover a vibrant solo exhibition by leading contemporary artist Julian Opie.
Walk through the landscape of new sculptures, LED animations, light box paintings and film of people, buildings and animals in Pitzhanger Gallery. Don’t miss the animated walking figure and crows artworks installed outside.
A ticket also provides entry to Pitzhanger Manor, the extraordinary country home designed in 1800 by Sir John Soane, the influential British architect.
“If you haven’t visited Pitzhanger I really recommend it, a unique place, a gem to be treasured whether a familiar or first time visitor.”
Pitzhanger is open Wednesday-Sunday, 10am-5pm (late opening until 7pm on Thursday)
Ealing residents visit FREE all day Wednesdays + Sundays from 10am-12.30pm
Find out more and book now at
#JulianOpie #Opie #Pitzhanger #Soane #JohnSoane #SirJohnSoane #WalpolePark #Ealing #Exhibition #Artwork #London #contemporaryart #Londonart #Architecture #Heritage #Culture #WestLondon
The sun is here this weekend ☀️ what are your plans?

Enjoy a day out at Pitzhanger Manor & Gallery! The good weather provides the perfect opportunity to see the outdoor sculptures in the front of the Manor, and in Walpole Park at the rear - part of our #JulianOpie exhibition.

Wander through John Soane's country home and witness his mastery of glass and light in his interiors and find out more about its recent conservation in the #SoaneRestored exhibition upstairs.

Then grab delicious coffee, cake and toasties from @pitzhangerpantry in Walpole Park or relax in the beautiful original walled garden for a meal at @soanes_kitchen. 

Book at or walk up.
Free to Ealing borough residents on Sunday morning.

#weekendplans #thesunhasgothishaton #julianopie #restoration #soanerestored #julydaysoutinlondon #timeout #summer2021 #londondaysout #artexhibition #walpolepark #ealingfree
Learn about the skills and techniques of the master craftsmen who peeled back the layers of Pitzhanger’s history to reinstate interior and architectural elements lost for over a century in our #SoaneRestored exhibition.

Open now until 5 June 2022.
Wednesday - Sunday 10.00 - 17.00 
with late opening on Thursday until 19.00

Share your thoughts on the exhibition by tagging us @Pitzhanger #SoaneRestored

@jesticowhiles @hare_and_humphreys @historicengland #restorationproject #conservation #johnsoane
TONIGHT join us for a FREE online talk about the amazing crafts involved in Pitzhanger’s recent restoration.

Ever wondered what’s involved in caring for a historic building like Pitzhanger Manor? Our director Clare Gough will tell all in this illustrated talk, part of the London Festival of Architecture.

Book your free ticket now. Link in bio.

#lfa2021 #londonfestivalarchitecture #onlinetalk #restoration #historichouse #historicbuildings #interioirdesign #architecture #stonework
This error message is only visible to WordPress admins
There has been a problem with your Instagram Feed.

You Might Like

All the information you need getting to and enjoying your time at Pitzhanger

Pitzhanger Manor & Gallery

Sir John Soane’s Country Home

Pitzhanger is a forum for creativity, debate and participation.

More info


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

More info

Plan Your Visit

Opening hours, getting here, and FAQs.

More info

Contact Us

Ealing Green, London
W5 5EQ
Reception: 020 3985 8888
Venue Hire: 020 3994 0966
Office: 020 3994 0967

Wednesday: 10:00 - 17:00
Thursday: 10:00 - 20:00
Friday - Sunday: 10:00 - 17:00
Monday - Tuesday: Closed (Except bank holidays)
Bank Holidays: 10:00 - 17:00

Last admissions one hour before closing

Plan your visit