Ealing's flagship cultural venue. It includes:
- Grade I listed Pitzhanger Manor, designed by architect John Soane in 1800
- Pitzhanger Gallery which houses major exhibitions by contemporary artists and designers
- A programme of ambitious contemporary art exhibitions, events and learning/ outreach activities.
Pitzhanger Manor and Gallery was the country retreat of Sir John Soane (1753-1837). He is one of the most influential architects in British history and is responsible for the design of the original Bank of England and Dulwich Picture Gallery. From 1800 to 1804, Soane designed and built Pitzhanger as his dream home and a showcase of his architectural ideas, within a beautiful Regency landscape, now the picturesque Walpole Park.
Pitzhanger Manor and Gallery and Walpole Park lie at the heart of Ealing. They have been enjoyed by Ealing’s diverse communities for over a century. Pitzhanger was Ealing’s central library for more than 80 years and has been a museum since 1987 and a gallery since 1996.
Pitzhanger reopened in spring 2019 following a £12million three-year conservation project to return it to Soane’s original designs. It celebrates Soane’s genius and influence as a designer, highlighting his intricate interior decorative schemes and architecture. The project was a partnership between Ealing Council and Pitzhanger Manor and Gallery Trust, with support from National Lottery Heritage Fund and Arts Council England. Exhibitions have included Anish Kapoor, William Hogarth, Es Devlin, Rana Begum and Bollo Studios (the creative arm of Bollo Brook Youth Centre).