Learning

Little Builders at Pitzhanger Manor

For children

Holiday workshops

Our artist-led children’s holiday workshops offer a chance to make artworks in response to the exhibitions and heritage of Pitzhanger Manor. Tickets are £6. All materials are supplied – dress for mess!

Details of forthcoming workshops coming soon.


For families

Book a Bag
Free guide and activity bag

Take an activity bag leading you on an exciting tour of the Manor-House. Do a jigsaw in the Monk’s Dining Room and read a bedtime story near Sir John Soane’s huge bed! For families with young children. Just ask one of our staff at the desk.


Little Builders
Parent & toddler group

Mondays 9 June - 14 July 10.30-11.30am

Learn about Pitzhanger Manor and its famous architect Sir John Soane at our parent and toddler sessions. Sessions include arts, crafts, singing, storytelling and dancing activities for little ones aged 18 months-4 years and mums, dads or carers. Younger babies accompanying older siblings are very welcome – we do have a baby corner – but activities are more aimed towards toddlers. All sessions are £3 per family group and include tea/coffee.

To book or for more information please contact Charlie Coffey, our Education & Learning Programmer, on
(020) 8825 9808 or ccoffey@ealing.gov.uk


For young people

The Collectionists is a weekly activity for 14-20 year olds that celebrates the legacy of Sir John Soane, one of Britain’s most innovative architects and former owner of Pitzhanger Manor. The Collectionists is an opportunity to:

  • make artworks and put on performances and events
  • learn about working in and visit galleries and museums
  • take part in PM Gallery & House events
  • find out about the arts, heritage and design
  • make new friends

...all for free!

The Collectionists 4: Landscape Architecture
Saturday 3, 10, 17, 24 May & 7, 14, 21 June 2-4pm
Pitzhanger Lodge

Pathways, parks and gardens, urban planning, nature reserves, roads, bridges, drainage, lakes, squares, monuments. Landscape architecture has a major impact on our lives - but have you ever considered how our daily environment was planned, designed and made? Following on from the series on architecture, The Collectionists 4 will look at public and outdoor space including talks by professionals, making and designing, trips and discussion.

There is no need to book but if you would like to let us know you are coming or find out more information 
contact Claire Cooke, our Outreach Officer, on cookec@ealing.gov.uk or (020) 8825 9458.


For adults

Fine art classes
Our popular adult education programme is led by practising artist Idun Eustace who has great experience delivering fine art classes. Her unique, open style of teaching has consistently inspired confidence in our students. For more information please contact Ealing Adult Learning on (020) 8825 5577 or visit the adult learning pages

During the summer term, students created original artworks inspired by Walpole Park, led by Idun. The starting point was a tour of the house and park exploring the friendship between Sir John Soane and painter JMW Turner, trends in Regency landscape design and, of course, the painting of Turner himself. The stunning results can be viewed on the hoardings around Wapole Park. 


Pitzhanger book group
Join one of our monthly reading groups to learn about architecture, history and the arts in Pitzhanger Manor’s Georgian Eating Room. Open to all ages – for more details please get in touch with Charlie Coffey, our Education and Learning Programmer, on (020) 8825 9808 or ccoffey@ealing.gov.uk


For community groups

We welcome groups from all sections of the community - please get in touch if you would like to arrange a guided tour or plan to visit in a large group.


More information

For more information on any of the above or if you would like to receive regular information about our forthcoming education events, please contact Charlie Coffey, our Education & Learning Programmer on
(020) 8825 9808.

For additional events and activities happening throughout the year please check our events page.