George Aitchison: Leighton's Architect Revealed


Wednesday - Monday: 10am - 5.30pm
Tuesday: closed

While Leighton House is known internationally, its architect George Aitchison (1825-1910), remains a shadowy and under-appreciated figure. Besides his work for Leighton, he was responsible for some of the most beautiful interior decorative schemes of his time. Designed for a discerning and wealthy group of clients, they featured contributions from many of the artists and designers involved in the creation of Leighton House, including Leighton himself.

This is the first exhibition in over 30 years to explore Aitchison's career and includes a number of his interior designs described as 'amongst the most exquisite and colourful 19th century architectural drawings in existence'.

The majority of the drawings are from the RIBA Library Drawings and Archives Collection. 


Entry to the museum is: £5 adult and £3 Concession (over 60, 16 and under, full-time students)

Ticket includes free return entry within 12 months.



Leighton House Museum
Telephone: 020 7602 3316





George Aitchison's design for a wall in Leighton House

Design for the elevation of a wall in the Arab Hall, Leighton House.

© RIBA Library Drawings Collection