About the Museum


Interior View, 18 Stafford Terrace
©The Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea

Interior View, 18 Stafford Terrace

Exterior View, 18 Stafford Terrace
© Justin Barton, Image courtesy The Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea

Exterior View, 18 Stafford Terrace

Interior View, 18 Stafford Terrace
©The Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea

Interior View, 18 Stafford Terrace

Interior View, 18 Stafford Terrace
©The Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea

Interior View, 18 Stafford Terrace

The home of Punch cartoonist Edward Linley Sambourne from 1875, and subsequently preserved by his descendants, 18 Stafford Terrace was opened to the public in 1980 by the Victorian Society as an example of the “aesthetic interior”. The influence of the Aesthetic Movement can be seen in the many works of art on display in the house, and its overall decorative scheme. Alongside Japanese, Chinese and Middle Eastern objects, 18 Stafford Terrace is also home to a large number of Sambourne’s sketches, prints and photographs, and a small collection of oil paintings by Dutch masters.

Image: ©Justin Barton

Collection Highlights


‘Illustration for Woodworks,’ 1891.

Edward Linley Sambourne

‘Illustration for Woodworks,’ 1891.
‘Illustration for Punch,’ 14 July 1905.

Edward Linley Sambourne

‘Illustration for Punch,' 14 July 1905.
‘Illustration for Art Journal, a memorial issue for Frederic Leighton's death,’ 1896.

Edward Linley Sambourne

‘Illustration for Art Journal, a memorial issue for Frederic Leighton's death,’ 1896.
Linley Sambourne,  ‘A vein appeal, illustration for Punch,’ c. 23 March 1901.

Edward Linley Sambourne

‘A vein appeal, illustration for Punch,’ c. 23 March 1901.
‘A Dispassionate Critic, illustration for Punch,’ c. 31 March 1891.

Edward Linley Sambourne

‘A Dispassionate Critic, illustration for Punch,’ c. 31 March 1891.
18 Stafford Terrace: Collection Highlights
‘Illustration for Woodworks,’ 1891.
Image courtesy of The Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea

Edward Linley Sambourne

‘Illustration for Woodworks,’ 1891.
‘Illustration for Punch,’ 14 July 1905.
Image courtesy of The Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea

Edward Linley Sambourne

‘Illustration for Punch,' 14 July 1905.
‘Illustration for Art Journal, a memorial issue for Frederic Leighton's death,’ 1896.
Image courtesy of The Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea

Edward Linley Sambourne

‘Illustration for Art Journal, a memorial issue for Frederic Leighton's death,’ 1896.
Linley Sambourne,  ‘A vein appeal, illustration for Punch,’ c. 23 March 1901.
Image courtesy of The Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea

Edward Linley Sambourne

‘A vein appeal, illustration for Punch,’ c. 23 March 1901.
‘A Dispassionate Critic, illustration for Punch,’ c. 31 March 1891.
Image courtesy of The Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea

Edward Linley Sambourne

‘A Dispassionate Critic, illustration for Punch,’ c. 31 March 1891.
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