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Family Fun: Making a Doll

Leighton House

12 Holland Park Rd, London W14 8LZ, UK








Step into a painter’s world at Leighton House in Kensington, the former studio-home of Victorian artist, Frederic Leighton. Known for the iconic Arab Hall, explore the historic interiors, exhibition galleries and exciting programme of events.




Explore toys from Victorian times while designing and dressing a fashionable peg doll companion, in a workshop for budding fashionistas inspired by the exhibition Out Shopping: The Dresses of Marion and Maud Sambourne (1880-1910).


Useful information

  • The workshop is designed for children of primary school age, 5- 10 years old.
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult during the workshop (please note, workshops are not drop-off).
  • To avoid disappointment, please do not book tickets for younger children and siblings as they will not be able to participate. Additional family members accompanying younger siblings are welcome to enjoy our cafe and garden during the workshop.
  • Our Family Fun and Young People workshops take inspiration from Leighton House, the collections and our temporary exhibitions and always include a short tour of the historic house.
  • Family Fun workshops take place in the Learning Centre at Leighton House.
  • Accompanying adults (1 adult per child) come for free and admission to the historic house is included.

£5 per child, free for accompanying adult

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