18 Stafford Terrace, the former home of Punch cartoonist, Edward Linley Sambourne, his wife Marion and their two children from 1875 just got easier to enjoy with the museum opening its doors on Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays from 2pm-5:30pm without the need to pre-book!

Originally decorated by the Sambournes in-keeping with fashionable Aesthetic principles, the interiors evolved into wonderfully eclectic artistic statements within the confines of a typical middle class home.

And that’s not all! As a festive treat, 18 Stafford Terrace is also offering an evening of Victorian intrigue and drama, based on the Sambourne’s family diaries on Thursday, 10 December and Friday, 11 December. This evening of performance in the untouched interiors of the house offers a voyeuristic view of unspoken Victorian eccentricity along with mulled wine and mince pies.

Tours start promptly at 7:00pm and 8:30pm. Tickets are £22 and can be booked here:

Book a Twilight Tour on 10 December

Book a Twilight Tour on 11 December

Get involved!

18 Stafford Terrace are looking for Room Guides to help with their new Open Access arrangements (2pm to 5:30pm on Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays)

So, if you think you can lend a hand, learn more about the house and its Victorian owners and guide others around the eclectic rooms then do contact museums@rbkc.gov.uk / 020 7471 9158 for more information.