The Pitzhanger Manor-House in Ealing hosts numerous cultural events and exhibitions. The Grade I listed building was designed by Sir John Soane in 1800, who intended for it to be his “dream home”, although he would only use it as a weekend retreat before selling it in 1810. The building has since had various owners, include the assassinated Prime Minister Spencer Perceval.
Today the house has been restored to how it might have looked when it was Soane’s home. As well as containing numerous artworks it is home to the largest collection of Martinware pottery in the country. The gallery hosts exhibitions from international artists as well as work by architecture students.
Additionally, children’s workshops and activities take place at weekends, and the building can be hired out for weddings, receptions and conferences. Audio tours are available giving a detailed history of the house, the borough of Ealing, and Soane’s other houses.
The Pitzhanger Manor-House is open Tuesday to Friday from 1pm to 5pm and Saturday from 11am to 5pm. Admission is free.