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Leighton House Sambourne House


Your donations support our work at Leighton House and Sambourne House, helping to preserve our beloved artists’ homes.

Conservation work supported by The Friends, Leighton House. Image courtesy of Jaron James.

Donations of all sizes to The Friends charity are essential to ensure the preservation of Leighton House and Sambourne House and their collections.

Fundamental conservation and maintenance work, acquisitions of lost artworks, the development of our learning and community programmes and the ambitious undertaking of Hidden Gem to National Treasure in improving accessibility would not have been possible without your support.

Your donation could achieve...


  • £50 could get our volunteer gardeners a batch of seeds to use in the replanting of the Leighton House garden, damaged by the construction works
  • £200 would buy all the materials needed to deliver a learning workshop, encouraging young people to engage with art and visit the museums
  • £470 would enable us to buy a paper plan chest for our Learning Centre, in need of a complete fit-out
  • £1,100 would purchase adequate storage and conservation materials needed for the houses'  archive
  • £1,800 would allow us to professionally photograph hundreds of objects uncatalogued at Sambourne House, so that we can provide better access to our collections online
  • £5,500 could helps us acquire historic furniture pieces and decorative objects to recreate the original furnishings of the winter studio and the entrance hall at Leighton House


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Frederic Leighton, Detail of Cappella Palatina, c. 1875, Leighton House. Acquired with the help of The Friends.

To discuss your donation, enquire about direct bank transfers or to contribute to a specific project please get in touch with:


Claudia Camus Garrido, Development Officer

Email: claudia[email protected] 

Telephone: 020 7361 3788


To donate by cheque:

Please make the cheque out to The Friends of Leighton House and send it to

The Friends Administrator

Leighton House, 12 Holland Park Road, London W14 8LZ


All donations are received by The Friends of Leighton House registered charity number 1153591.

Leave a Legacy

Make a lasting difference to the future of these remarkable historic houses by leaving a bequest to The Friends charity, ensuring our museums can flourish into the future and are enjoyed by generations to come.  

Leaving a bequest to a charity such as The Friends could also help reduce any tax burden on your estate. Liability for Inheritance Tax may be reduced or eliminated through a gift in your Will to The Friends. Your tax advisor will be able to explain this further.

We understand that your Will is personal to you, so there is no need to inform us of your pledge unless you wish to do so. However, if you would like to tell us about your plans we would be grateful as this will help us with our forward planning and enable us to provide you with appropriate information and invitations.  If this is the case, please get in touch with

Claudia Camus-Garrido, Development Officer

Leighton House, 12 Holland Park Road, London W14 8LZ

Email: [email protected]

Telephone: + 44 (0) 20 7361 3788

Our guide Marion with a school group, Sambourne House. The learning programmes are supported by The Friends.