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Leighton House Museum awarded £337,000 Heritage Lottery Fund grant for final phase of redevelopment

Leighton House Museum is proud to announce a Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) grant of £337,000 received towards the planning and development of the final phase of its restoration programme.
Following an award-winning project completed in 2010, the museum will now embark on a third and final phase concentrating on the extensions added to the east end of the building, first in the late 1920s and then in the mid-1950s, long after Leighton’s death. Public areas will be increased by over a third with new facilities created including an additional exhibition gallery, new learning and interpretation spaces and the restoration of the original fabric of the building lost within the later extensions. 

Alongside the HLF grant, The Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea and The Friends of Leighton House will play a leading role in fundraising for the project.


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Flaming June is coming home

For the first time since it left for exhibition at the Royal Academy in 1895, Leighton's iconic Flaming June returns to the house in which it was painted and will be reunited with the other pictures shown by Leighton in that year in his final submission to the Royal Academy, made only months before his death in January 1896.

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Leighton's Interior of the Cappella Palatina acquired

Leighton House Museum is thrilled to announce that thanks to the unprecedented response to the Public Appeal campaign launched in September 2015, Leighton’s painting ‘Interior of the Cappella Palatina’ has now been acquired for the Museum’s permanent collections.


We are grateful to everyone who donated, to the Arts Council England / Victoria and Albert Museum Purchase Grand Fund, the Friends of Leighton House and to Rupert Maas for his assistance in making the purchase possible. The painting is now on public display in Leighton's silk room

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