We are delighted to update you that we will reopen our doors on Thursday 10 September 2020 with our postponed new exhibition Hogarth: London Voices, London Lives.
Now opening from Thursday – Sunday until 19:00 each week, we have implemented a number of new measures to ensure Pitzhanger is a safe and inspiring place for visitors, staff and volunteers. All visitors will need to pre-book their ticket and a new one-way system will ensure physical distancing and a welcoming environment. Please see our Visit Us page for more details and FAQs on your visit.
As part of our reopening, you can see William Hogarth’s celebrated series of paintings A Rake’s Progress on display at Pitzhanger for the first time in 200 years, generously on loan from Sir John Soane’s Museum. This is the centrepiece of our new exhibition Hogarth: London Voices, London Lives which reflects voices and issues of living in London today and features contemporary photography, film and sound. Find out more about our new exhibition here.
We’re excited to also announce Pitzhanger x The Dodo Micropub – a residency for two long weekends at Soane’s Kitchen in celebrate of our reopening. The Dodo Micropub, a multi award winning micropub and current Ealing Pub of the Year 2020, will be bringing British, locally sourced and crafted produce and refreshments. Find out more here.
Since Pitzhanger had to close in response to the Covid-19 pandemic and lockdown began, we lost all of its commercial and admissions income. Even now we are reopening, it will take us many months to break even given the impact of social distancing on our income. We are enormously grateful to receive a grant from The National Lottery Heritage Fund’s Heritage Emergency Fund to support our post Covid-19 recovery and help enable our reopening.
Thank you for your patience while we have been closed and we cannot wait to welcome you back.