The Pitzhanger team is working hard to prepare for the re-opening of Pitzhanger Manor & Gallery in a way that will be safe for visitors and staff. We are making preparations to re-open in early autumn and will share with you more detailed plans and a specific opening date shortly.
We have thought long and hard about the right time to reopen and have weighed up the two most crucial considerations: first that we can ensure the health and wellbeing of our visitors, staff and volunteers, and secondly that we can open in a financially sustainable way. Coronavirus has eradicated all of Pitzhanger’s commercial and admissions income and we need to plan carefully how we will cover the costs of maintaining the buildings and reopening with the reduced visitor numbers that will be inevitable with social distancing. We have therefore decided we need to take a bit more time to raise essential operating funds and to make the necessary adjustments to the house and Gallery to ensure that all our visitors can be safe, while still retaining the fun and inspiration of a visit to Soane’s beautiful home. We thank you all for your patience and cannot wait to welcome you back.
Frequently Asked Questions
Is Soane’s Kitchen still open?
Soane’s Kitchen is closed until further notice.
Please check soaneskitchen.co.uk for the latest information.
Our kiosk Pitzhanger Pantry in Walpole Park is open for coffees and cakes, ice creams and paninis.
Opening hours Wednesday – Sunday 09:00 – 16:00
Have all your learning and public programme events been cancelled?
Currently, all our learning and public programme activities, events, tours and workshops have been postponed until further notice. We will aim to reschedule in due course. Ticket holders will be contacted directly.
We are planning to continue to deliver learning activities in alternative formats including social media and downloadable resources – keep an eye on our website and social media for more details and contact our learning team firstname.lastname@example.org.
We will be exploring creative ways to keep inspiring our audiences and supporters in these challenging times. Please do follow us @Pitzhanger to keep up-to-date and we are open to suggestions!
How can I support Pitzhanger at this challenging time?
We are so grateful for all your support at this difficult time and there are many ways you can make a difference.
As a registered charity, Pitzhanger relies on the generosity of our supporters to deliver our mission to inspire and enrich our communities with art, architecture and design. In challenging times, philanthropic support is more important than ever.
To make an online donation click here.
Shop with AmazonSmile and they will donate 0.5% of the net purchase price to your chosen charity. Just make sure that you choose Pitzhanger Manor & Gallery under Your Account.
Please do also follow us and engage with us on social media @Pitzhanger. We will be exploring creative ways to keep inspiring our audiences during this time.
Can I get a refund on my general entry/exhibition ticket/public event?
If you have purchased tickets, you may rebook for another time or alternatively, we’d be grateful if you consider donating the cost of your ticket to Pitzhanger. If neither of these options are suitable, we can process a refund. We will be in touch with you via email in the coming days.
Will I now have the opportunity to see your new exhibition Hogarth: London Voices, London Lives?
We are of course deeply disappointed that we are not able to welcome visitors to the exhibition but at this point, our priority is to protect the safety of our staff, visitors and community. We look forward to relaunching the exhibition once it is appropriate to reopen Pitzhanger – please check our website and follow our social media channels @Pitzhanger for updates.
Who do I contact with any other queries?
For enquiries, please email email@example.com and the relevant member of staff will come back to you.