18 Stafford Terrace, Kensington, London, W8 7BH
Tel: 020 7602 3316 ext 302
Fax: 020 7371 2467
Formerly: The Royal Borough of Kensington & Chelsea (RBK&C), date of change, 1986
Organisation type and purpose: Local government body, museum, historic building, house or site, suitable for ages: all ages.
The Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea (RBK&C) Central Library, Phillimore Walk, London, W8 7RX
Leighton House Museum 12 Holland Park Road, London, tel: 020 7602 3316, fax: 020 7371 2467, email/website: mailto:www.rbkc.gov.uk/leightonhousemuseum
Enquiries to: Curator
Other contacts: Curator of Collections and Research for special responsibility for house and collections.
Access to staff: By letter, by telephone, by fax
Access to building, collections or gallery: Prior appointment required
Linley Sambourne house was the home of Edward Linley Sambourne, a leading Punch cartoonist of the late Victorian and Edwardian period. The magnificent ‘artistic’ interior
has survived largely unchanged. Its original wall decoration, fixtures and furniture have been preserved together with Sambourne’s own pictures. The result is a unique and fascinating survival of a late Victorian town house.
Library available for reference (for conditions see Access above). Helpline available Special visitor services: Guided tours, materials and/or activities for children. Education services: Resources for Key Stages 1 and 2 and Further or Higher
Collection of Sambourne family diaries from 1881–1920s (have been microfilmed) Bills and letters from 1880–1960 (catalogued and computerised, available for
Collection of household decorative objects (catalogued and computerised) Cyanotype photographs, 1860s-1910, 24,000. Total photographs/cyanotype, 11,000.
Total copies, 13,000.
Catalogue for part of the collections is only available in-house.
Roy Sambourne, An Edwardian Bachelor
A Victorian Household (Nicholson S, for (Nicholson S, for purchase) purchase) Public Artist, Private Passions: The World of Edward Linley Sambourne (exhibition
catalogue, for purchase)
Other related material connected with the period
Microform products: Available for consultation at local studies library, Kensington
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