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The only UK showing of over 100 British master drawings from a collection in Canada.

Leighton House Museum has secured the loan of yet another important Pre-Raphaelite collection for display within its opulent Victorian interiors, this time a group of around 100 drawings by eminent artists such as Millais, Rossetti, Holman-Hunt, Watts, Burne-Jones and Waterhouse.

Ranging from early preparatory sketches to highly finished masterpieces, the works were amassed by Dennis Lanigan, an orthognathic dentist from Saskatoon in Saskatchewan. Lanigan recently gifted the set to the National Gallery of Canada and it is being shown here in London before it returns to its new home.

The museum's own collection has been cleared away to allow the drawings the full spread of the 19th century mansion. Highlights include several works by Frederic Leighton – the Victorian artist and Royal Academy president who lived at the property and decorated in its stunning Arabic style.

Leighton House Museum

12 Holland Park Road, London, Greater London, W14 8LZ

020 7602 3316


Opening times

Saturdays and Sundays, 10am to 5:30pm

Please note that Leighton House Museum is currently closed during the week due to their Hidden Gem to National Treasure restoration.

- Pre-booked tickets are essential. Tickets cannot be purchased at the door.

- With the exception of Leighton’s private bedroom and garden, the rest of the historic spaces are fully accessible as part of a one-way route designed to allow visitors to navigate safely and comfortably throughout the rich interiors. Museum staff are on hand for assistance and guidance.

- Safety measures are in place to protect staff and visitors, including screens in the reception area, a hand sanitiser station at the entrance and strict cleaning routines throughout the day.

- All visitors are required to wear face coverings in the house (aside from those who are exempt) and are encouraged to maintain a safe distance with others.

- Unfortunately, there are no public toilets open at present at the Museum.

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