Behind the Scenes tours

Behind the Scenes tours
New Leighton House

Zone 4 - High St Kensington

12 Holland Park Rd, London W14 8LZ, UK



Monday - Saturday
Please see website.

£20 +

Ahead of the grand reopening of Leighton House this autumn, visitors will enjoy a sneak peek of the restored historic interiors and the modern wing, including a spectacular contemporary mural. Do come for an afternoon tour or join us in the evening for the chance to listen to one of our guest experts and enjoy a drink in the new café.

From: 25 June 2022 | Multiple dates | See below

1-hour session in the afternoon; 2-hour session in the evening
Location: Leighton House
Price: From £20 per person

Ahead of the grand reopening of Leighton House this Autumn, do join our behind-the-scenes tours for the chance to have exclusive access to some of the redeveloped areas of the museum, following its major transformation.

Led by our curatorial team, the tours introduce the ambitious Hidden Gem to National Treasure project, that has been recently completed across the modern wing and the museum’s famed historic interiors. Visitors will enjoy a sneak peek of the newly created spaces and key features, including Shahrzad Ghaffari’s spectacular 11-metre-high mural Oneness, on the walls of the new helical staircase.

Running for a limited time only, you can go for an afternoon tour or book an extended session in the evening with a guest expert who will discuss specific aspects of the redevelopment, with a chance to ask questions at the end.

In collaboration with Kensington and Chelsea Art Week.

Dates and ticket prices
Afternoon sessions, 3-4pm £20 per person (no concessions)

Saturday 25 June, 3-4pm
Monday 27 June, 3-4pm
Tuesday 28 June, 3-4pm
Wednesday 29 June, 3-4pm
Friday 1 July, 3-4pm
Saturday 2 July, 3-4pm

Evening sessions, 6-8pm £25 per person (no concessions)

Friday 24 June, 6-8pm
Guest speaker: Meg Andrews, Antique Textiles consultant

Wednesday 29 June, 6-8pm
Guest speaker: David Artis, Architect Director, BDP

Tuesday 28 June, 6-8pm
Guest speaker: Liz Rose, Creative Project Manager Turquoise Mountain

Thursday 30 June, 6-8pm
Guest speaker: Harry Wardill, Managing Director Turquoise Mountain

The former studio house of leading Victorian artist, Frederic Leighton. It showcases an exceptional collection of fine art throughout a unique suite of interiors, including the magnificent Arab Hall. The museum will reopen this Autumn following the completion of a major redevelopment.