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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

#conservation,#restoration,#heritage

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
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 pitzhanger.org.uk 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
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.”
@tinctureofmuseum 
 
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 pitzhanger.org.uk
 
#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 pitzhanger.org.uk 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
To accompany the Soane Restored exhibition, we are hosting a FREE online event where you can learn more about Pitzhanger's restoration, completed in 2019.

Join our Director, Clare Gough, who will be giving an illustrated online talk revealing the fascinating process of restoration and renewal of this unique building.

7 June, 6pm
Find out more at www.pitzhanger.org.uk

This event is part of the programme of the @londonfestivalofarchitecture 

#LFA2021 #SoaneRestored #freeevent #onlineevent #restoration #conservation # architecture
⁣When Pitzhanger reopens on 27 May we will be unveiling TWO brand new exhibitions.⠀
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As well as #ThisisEaling in the Gallery, visitors will find the exhibition Soane Restored on the first floor of the Manor itself(!)⠀
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Soane Restored will tell the fascinating story of how Pitzhanger, a rare and extraordinary example of Sir John Soane’s work, was restored to its original vision in the recent conservation project. ⠀
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The exhibition will run for a whole year until 5 June 2022. Entry to the exhibition is included in general admission (& any other exhibition entry). ⠀
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This exhibition is generously supported by a grant from the @historicengland Emergency Fund.⠀
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Exhibition sponsors: @hare_and_humphreys and @jesticowhiles 
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#exhibition #architecture #londonexhibition #westlondon #johnsoane #restoration #conservation
One year ago today we witnessed the most fiery winter sunset reflected in Soane’s conservatory.  This insta pic was one of our most popular in 2020 💛

For Soane, the conservatory was one of the parts of the house that offered a moment of drama and surprise, producing: ⠀
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“A succession of beautiful effects, particularly when seen by moonlight or when illuminated, and the lawn enriched with company enjoying the delights of cheerful society” (1833)⠀
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Demolished in 1900, the conservatory today has been rebuilt to Soane’s design.⠀
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#sunset #walpolepark #pitzhanger #conservatory #architecture #sirjohnsoane #soane #restoration #light #reflection #onthisday 
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Seven artists explore contemporary life in London through photography, film and sound, based around the centrepiece of William Hogarth’s famous London morality tale A Rake’s Progress. Have you planned your visit to see Hogarth: London Voices, London Lives yet?
 
Pitzhanger is OPEN Thursday – Sunday from 11am-7pm.
 
@longlivesouthbank @ewanruth @jamestfritz @john.riddy #debbietuckergreen #faisalabduallah #WilliamHogarth #Hogarth #OliverPayne #NickRelph #HogarthLondonVoices #Soane #Pitzhanger #London #Ealing #contemporaryart #londonart #ARakesProgress #WalpolePark #architecture #Heritage #Londonlife #exhibition #culture #westlondon

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PITZHANGER MANOR & GALLERY
Mattock Lane, London
W5 5EQ
Reception: 020 3985 8888
Office: 020 3994 0967
pitzhanger@pitzhanger.org.uk

Tuesday: Closed
Wednesday: 10:00 - 17:00
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