Pitzhanger Manor & Gallery is temporarily closed

In line with government guidance, Pitzhanger is currently temporarily closed. For enquiries, please email pitzhanger@pitzhanger.org.uk. We have been hit hard by the pandemic. Find out how you can support our reopening by visiting our Support page.

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While we are closed to the public, we would love to hear from you about how best Pitzhanger Manor can support our local Ealing schools.


We run outreach and onsite sessions for Primary, Secondary and SEND pupils. For more information and to book please contact our learning team. learning@pitzhanger.org.uk


The House that John Built
(Science, Literacy, History)

Meet Sir John Soane, the architect who designed and built Pitzhanger Manor and build your own dream home. Using story-telling, role play and hands-on activities children will explore materials, forces and shapes, compare old and new buildings and use their imagination to make a brand new home.



KS2 & Lower KS3

Art Makes Children Powerful
(Oracy, Literacy, Art & Design)

How can Art make children powerful? Explore the work of famous contemporary artists and learn how art can be used to change the world. Led by an artist facilitator pupils will tour the current exhibition, learning to interpret and discuss what they see.


KS2 & KS3

The Fall of the House of John Soane

Using the manor and the story of Sir John Soane’s mysterious monk as inspiration, pupils will plan and write their own original gothic horror story. Explore structure, style and characterisation, while letting your imagination run wild in this immersive session.

Soane’s Apprentice
(Science, Art and Design and Design Technology)

Pupils become architects, designers and engineers as they work to a brief designing a structure that is both visually interesting and functional. Pupils will explore the role of a modern day architect and consider who they work collaboratively with a range of professionals to solve problems. In this workshop pupils will research and critique structures, thinking about suitable materials and their properties and the context in which it is being built.

KS3/ KS4

Art is your Human Right
(Oracy, Literacy, Art & Design)

Should art be a human right? Explore the work of famous contemporary artists learning to decipher meaning and understand the context in which the work was created. Through discussion and critical enquiry pupils will explore the importance of art to society and learn how it shapes and changes our views. 

School group visits

Tours and self-guided visits

Formal education groups tours, including Universities are available on Thursday and Friday mornings. Educational tours of Pitzhanger Manor & Gallery cost £50 for up to 25 students.

Themed workshops can be arranged on request.

Tours are included at no extra cost when booked with a workshop. Workshops can be booked at a reduced rate.

If you wish to come for a self-guided visit to Manor and Gallery only, excluding a workshop, children are free with paying adults. Please do book in advance to ensure we can accommodate you at your preferred time. 

We require the following adult to child ratios:
Early Years Foundation Stage (3-5 years old)            1:6

Key Stages 1-2 (5-11 years old)                                 1:10

Key Stages 3-5 (11-18 years old)                               1:15

General admission for students is £4.50 (£4.95 with voluntary donation). Accompanying tutors can come for free with a valid university ID.

School Residencies

Our residency programme offers the opportunity for pupils to engage with the manor multiple times over the course of a term, working with our resident artists and partners to develop a deeper understanding of the manor site, extending and expanding upon their knowledge and linking it to classroom learning.

In Autumn and Spring term we will be partnering KS2 classes with architecture firms to explore the built environment and the striking spaces at Pitzhanger. In summer term, KS1 classes will be partnered with an artist and will undertake a project related to the contemporary exhibition.

Each class will take part in:

  • a pre visit, at the school.
  • a visit to the manor and gallery
  • and post visit, at the school.
  • a celebration event, either in school or at the manor to which you may invite other classes and/or families

Teachers will be asked to attend a planning meeting prior to the residency.

Outdoor Learning at Walpole Park.

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Events and Exhibitions

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All visitors including Members and Ealing residents, are currently required to book a timed entry ticket in advance.

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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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Contact Us

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

Tuesday - Monday: Closed

Last admissions one hour before closing

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