Hogarth’s House

Hogarth's House in Chiswick, built around 1700, was the country home of the great painter, engraver and satirist William Hogarth (1697 - 1764) from 1749 until his death.

We have had to withdraw from Open House and will not be offering any tours because of structural damage on the first floor of Hogarth's House.  The continued closure of this floor limits access for visitors to the ground floor of the House.  We apologise for the inconvenience this has caused our visitors.

Temporary closure at Hogarth’s House, Chiswick

The first floor rooms are closed as a precautionary measure to allow investigation work following some ceiling movement in those rooms.

We apologise for the inconvenience to our visitors.

Opening Hours

12 noon - 5pm, Tuesday to Sunday. Closed Mondays except Bank Holiday Mondays. Closed Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, Boxing Day, New Year's Day, Good Friday and Easter Sunday.


Front of Hogarth's House Photograph: Katri SalonenHogarth bought the house to act as his family’s country refuge, a weekend and summer home, away from the noise of his other home in what is now Leicester Square.

The Hogarths extended the house and enjoyed the fruit trees and nut walk in the walled garden. Stepping through the gate you will see the ancient mulberry tree - the Hogarths are said to have made mulberry pies for the Foundling children who stayed with them.

Hogarth had a ‘painting room’ at the bottom of the garden where he was working until a few days before his death.

The restoration project steering group from the William Hogarth Trust has undertaken extensive research into the history of the Grade I listed house and its occupants. This provides the information for the new displays.

We are part of the artist’s studio museum network [www.artiststudiomuseum.org], a European network of artist’s studio museums.

Front of Hogarth's House.  Photograph: Katri Salonen

Exploring Hogarth's House - a BBC Arts slideshow with sound >

Temporary Exhibition
Treasures from our stores

An exhibition of rarely seen material from the store at Hogarth's House.
 This will include Hogarth prints not on permanent display, printing plates, a letter written by Hogarth on perspective in art and much more.

Opening Hours

Hogarth's House12 noon - 5pm, Tuesday to Sunday. Closed Mondays except Bank Holiday Mondays. Closed Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, Boxing Day, New Year's Day, Good Friday and Easter Sunday.

Car parking available in Chiswick House car park for a charge.  Please leave the car park and turn right to walk 200 yards along the Great West Road to reach Hogarth's House.

To arrange a group visit ring John Collins on 020 8994 6757

Admission: Free

Visit Us

Hogarth Lane, Great West Road, London. W4 2QN.
Tel: 020 8994 6757

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