Leighton House Museum is undergoing a £7.8 million project which will complete the restoration of the historic house, create much-needed new facilities and open it up to the whole community. The project focuses on the two unsympathetic additions made to the house in the twentieth century, long after Leighton’s death. These spaces account for 40% of the museum but currently deliver little public benefit.
As a result of Hidden Gem to National Treasure, these additions will be transformed, providing:
- Disabled access to all public parts of the building
- Increased exhibition spaces
- Improved visitor facilities, including a new cafe, shop and reception
- Purpose-built collections and archives store
- New displays on Leighton, the history of the house and the ‘Holland Park Circle’ of neighbouring artists’ studio-houses
- A dedicated education suite
So far the project has received phenomenal support from the Friends of Leighton House, the National Lottery Heritage Fund and the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, but we still need your help!
If you would like to donate to the Hidden Gem to National Treasure project, please visit https://platform.nationalfundingscheme.org/the-friends-of-leighton-house/FLHM001 or alternatively contact Claudia Camus Garrido, Development Officer – Claudia.firstname.lastname@example.org | 02074719155.