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The Rickyard in Walpole Park houses Pitzhanger’s education space and kiosk cafe.

The Rickyard is situated in Walpole Park, and houses Pitzhanger’s education space and Pitzhanger Pantry, a kiosk café. You can find the Rickyard beside the playground, a few minutes from Pitzhanger through the back gates or walled garden.

Pitzhanger Pantry

Pitzhanger Pantry serves delicious and reasonably priced food and drinks, including tea and coffee, juice, sandwiches and cakes. We run a range of workshops and classes in the Rickyard all year round, details of which can be found in What’s On

The Rickyard Classroom

Pitzhanger Manor & Gallery Trust and Ealing Council hold workshops, classes and events in the Rickyard’s classroom and courtyard.

The Rickyard education space is available for hire – it is a flexible indoor space and courtyard, and is suitable for classes, workshops and parties.

Bees at the Rickyard

The Rickyard is also home to Walpole Park’s collection of bees! See if you can find them next time you’re there…

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On sunny days like today, it’s easy to see why John Soane was so fond of his conservatory at Pitzhanger. 

He often referred to it as the Gallery, as a place for guests to admire his sculpture collection. Soane sought to bring nature into the house, creating a vista across his private grounds and making the house feel much larger than it actually is. 

Originally intended to be two storeys high, Soane opted instead for a more modest single height design due to the complexity and expense of the build.

The conservatory is a key structural element of the manor house, but did you know that the conservatory we see today was reconstructed as part of the restoration project completed in 2019? Soane’s original design was demolished in 1901, and has since been lovingly reinstated using archival photographs of the original plan. 

In Soane’s time, the conservatory at Pitzhanger was a place of quiet contemplation, filled with an array of scented plants and overlooking what is now Walpole Park.

In more recent years, it has played host to artworks from Pitzhanger’s exciting programme of contemporary exhibitions, including those by @bollobrookyouthcentre, @ranabegumstudio and @mattdixonart.

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It’s our #OpenSunday this weekend! Join us for storytelling, tours and creative activities, coinciding with the #BigJubileeLunch in #WalpolePark!

Book onto our 11am or 1pm session to meet Eliza Soane who will take you on an exciting trail through the Manor to learn about the Soane family and everyday life at Pitzhanger. Join her in her hunt for lost thimbles, find out what Sir John Soane might catch in the lake, and guess what’s growing in the kitchen garden – led by storyteller Judy Preece. 

You can also get creative by making your own ‘inchie’ small work of art with @sarahtonin_seeker.

At 11am or 3pm, join Soane’s Big Lunch Tour, to explore the role of food and entertaining at Pitzhanger Manor.

Find out more on our website
We enjoy watching the sun setting later at Pitzhanger 🌄 and from 25 March we’re waving goodbye to our winter opening hours. 

☀️Summer opening hours from 25 March
Wednesday 10am - 5pm
Thursday 10am - 7pm 
Friday - Sunday 10am - 5pm 
Monday - Tuesday Closed (except bank holidays)

❄️Winter opening hours (until 24 March)
Wednesday - Friday 10am - 4pm 
Saturday - Sunday 10am - 5pm
Monday - Tuesday Closed

Ealing borough residents go free Wednesdays + Sunday mornings.

#springishere #sunset #longerdays #nature #walpolepark #pinkskies #sunsetphotography
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Opening hours, getting here, and FAQs.

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Eat & Drink

Soane’s Kitchen

Coffee and pastries in Pitzhanger Gallery and Walpole Park

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Access & Facilities


Pitzhanger is now fully accessible. Click here to find out about accessibility and parking.

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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

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