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New and exciting volunteer opportunities at Leighton House Museum

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New Community Access Scheme at Leighton House Museum welcomes its first members

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 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. 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 jana.haragalova@rbkc.gov.uk

 

 

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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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