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New Community Access Scheme at
Leighton House Museum welcomes its first
As part of the National
Lottery Heritage Fund grand to help us improve
accessibility, learning and engagement at Leighton House Museum,
we have recently launched a new programme for community
voluntary groups to access and engage with the museum’s permanent
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. The scheme is particularly
for 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.
Since its launch in April, the scheme has
received a very positive response amongst Community Group
Leaders, who have signed up as members and received
appropriate training to support their self-guided visits
and group activities in the Museum.
We look forward to welcoming our new Community
Access Scheme member groups and helping them facilitate a
memorable learning experience.
To find out more about the scheme and to register your
interest to join as a member, please contact our Community
Engagement Officer, Jana Haragalova on firstname.lastname@example.org
Supported by National Lottery Heritage Fund
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
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
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
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.