Pitzhanger Manor House and Gallery
Pitzhanger Manor House and Gallery
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Pitzhanger Manor House & Gallery is a major cultural venue in West London.
The venue comprises the Grade I listed house once owned and designed by Sir John Soane (1753-1837), architect and surveyor to the Bank of England, and the adjacent gallery housed in the 1939 extension to the house.
The house was partially restored and opened to the public in the 1980s. The gallery opened in 1996 and plays host to 6-7 major art, architecture and design exhibitions annually and has shown works by UK and international artists.
In 2015 the house and gallery will close for a major renovation and conservation project which will see the house fully returned to its former glory, the gallery refurbished and upgraded, plus a new restaurant and event space built in the kitchen garden.
Gallery, Historic house or home
Tues - Fri 1pm-5pm
Sunday Openings (May - September only) 1pm-5pm
Closed bank holidays
The London Borough of Ealing owns the largest public collection of Martinware in the country. This unique collection was donated to the borough by the Hull Grundys in 1980, and now is on display in the Victorian wing of Pitzhanger Manor-House. The Martin Brothers produced the pottery from 1873-1923 in Fulham and Southall. A catalogue of the whole Hull Grundy collection is also on sale
Architecture, Decorative and Applied Art, Fine Art, Photography
Key artists and exhibits
- The venue runs an on-going programme of exhibitions of professional contemporary art, which are often sited in both the Manor-House and Gallery.
Crossing the Field: WW1, Football & the Christmas Truce
- 8 November 2014 — 10 January 2015 *on now
Mark Anstee, Gabi Cowburn, Bruno Van Dijck, Paul Hodgson, Thomas Lohmann,
Eric Monbel, Marc Palmer, Jurgen Vantomme, Robin Vermeersch
The 1914 Christmas truce - one of the most enduringly fascinating, inspirational and unusual events of the First World War - is at the heart of this exhibition marking the centenary of the War.
Crossing the Field aims to recount this unique event and the ceasefire football match that took place on Christmas day, using contemporary art to depict and reflect upon the events of the War.
Through painting, photography, installation, ceramics, drawing and film, by artists from Belgium, Germany, France and the UK, the exhibition crosses boundaries, nationalities and opinions. The show gives an unconventional perception of the First World War by examining football’s power to transcend the bleakest scenes and the most difficult circumstances to bring people together.
- Family friendly
- 27 November 2014 7:30-9:30pm
This evening recital of a collection of poetry, prose and original correspondence from and to the battlefields of the First World War, marks the first collaboration between Pitzhanger Manor & Gallery and The Questors Theatre. These often poignant extracts are from a huge archive of letters, reports and writings of the four-year period of this painful conflict. Many of these words have never been read before and all create a moving backdrop to a world involved in both the practicalities and emotions of ‘The Great War’.
Performed in the main gallery at Pitzhanger Manor against the backdrop of the exhibition Crossing the Field, this promises to be a moving and thought-provoking evening.
Audio Wand House Tours
An audio wand guides visitors around Pitzhanger Manor-House, giving information about the history, design and architecture of the building. There is additional information about the borough of Ealing, Walpole Park and Soane's other buildings including his town house at Lincoln's Inn Fields, the John Soane Museum.
How to obtain
The guide has been funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund Tour and is available in English only, at a cost of £1.00.
Group tours of the House can be arranged on request. For further details please contact Lee McCulley on 020 8825 9808.