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New and exciting volunteer opportunities at Leighton House Museum

From Museum AmbassadorS to Handling Collections volunteers; do visit our SUPPORT US page and find our more about exciting roles available.

Leighton House Museum to launch a new Community Access Scheme this Spring

As part of the National Lottery Heritage Fund grand to improve the accessibility and learning and engagement at Leighton House Museum, we are planning a new programme for community voluntary groups to access and engage with the museum’s permanent collection.


The Community Access Scheme is a programme for adult and family community voluntary groups / charities, informal education or wellbeing support providers based local to Leighton House Museum. We are particularly interested in engaging with groups that do not visit museums regularly but could benefit from this new programme through admission free of charge and access to our permanent collection, stories and historical spaces in a way that is meaningful and relevant to the groups.


We will provide a free one-day training to the Community Groups Leaders to encourage and support them to lead visits of their group to the museum.


The Community Access Scheme at Leighton House Museum will be launched on Tuesday 16 April in a Community Groups Networking event.


To find out more about the scheme and to register your interest to join the launch event please contact our Community Engagement Officer, Jana Haragalova on


Supported by National Lottery Heritage Fund

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Leighton House Museum awarded £1,629,000 Heritage Lottery Fund Grant for Final Phase of Redevelopment

The National Lottery has confirmed funding of Leighton House Museum’s capital project: Hidden Gem to National Treasure: Opening up Leighton House. It has awarded the Museum a grant of £1,629,000.


Thanks to money raised by the National Lottery players, the third and final phase of restoration to the House can now take place. Funding was confirmed on 11 July 2018; it will enable the Museum to welcome a more diverse community of users and provide a more meaningful and engaging visitor experience. 


Thanks to the National Lottery Heritage Fund, supported also by The Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea and The Friends of Leighton House, users of all abilities will at last have full and unimpeded access throughout the historic House and new wing. More children and young people will benefit from a richer learning and engagement programme and visitors will enjoy enhanced collections display and interpretation. 


The local community will be able to explore and lay claim to the Museum’s rich heritage, enjoying its spaces and garden as never before.


Leighton House Museum Phase 3 Restoration: From Hidden Gem to National Treasure

Leighton House Museum is a unique surviving example of the Victorian ‘house beautiful’ and the home and life project of Frederic, Lord Leighton.

In 2010 we completed phases 1 and 2 of an extensive refurbishment and restoration to reinstate the house interiors as Leighton knew them. We are now proposing to embark on a third phase of refurbishment of this Grade II* listed building, which will safeguard the long term future of the historic fabric, enhance the overall visitor experience and create much-needed new facilities.

Read more about the project.



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