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Until Autumn 2022

Soane Restored


Until Autumn 2022

Soane Restored

Soane Restored reveals the fascinating story of how Pitzhanger – special as an almost intact example of Sir John Soane’s work – was returned to its original vision.

Discover how this unique building was conserved and restored with the meticulous research and analysis, skills and techniques of master craftsmen who peeled back the layers of Pitzhanger’s history to reinstate interior and architectural elements lost for over a century.

The exhibition focuses on the recreation of Soane’s decorative paint effects, the rebuilding of the spectacular light-filled conservatory and the restoration of the original stone features. It includes details of graffiti written by a builder who had blocked up the original marbling paintwork in 1832 to an unassuming toothbrush used to recreate specialist interior decoration, a cannonball discovered as a chimney cleaner and a 1900 photograph that became vital evidence in the reconstruction of the conservatory.

This small exhibition is on display for a year in Pitzhanger’s Soane Galleries.

Pitzhanger Manor & Gallery opened to the public in March 2019 following a three-year, £12 million project led by Jestico + Whiles with Julian Harrap Architects. The large project team included historic paint research and specialist paint decorations by Hare & Humphreys and specialist stonework by AVV Solutions Ltd.

Share your thoughts on the exhibition by tagging us @Pitzhanger #SoaneRestored

This exhibition is funded by a grant from Historic England’s Covid-19 Emergency Response Fund.

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Contact Us

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

Tuesday: Closed
Wednesday: 10:00 - 17:00
Thursday: 10:00 - 19:00
Friday - Sunday: 10:00 - 17:00
Monday: Closed (except for bank holidays)

Last admissions one hour before closing

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