City of Leicester Museums Trust

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The City of Leicester Museums Trust (COLMT) is a dedicated charity, established in 1930 to purchase objects for Leicester City Museums Service.

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Our collections

Through the generosity of visitors, COLMT has contributed over £200,000 in the last two years towards the museums and galleries' collection.

The trust manages and administers money collected through museums donation boxes, private donations and bequests, using funds to purchase items for the collections. This has enabled many important acquisitions to be made in recent years, for the benefit of Leicester's inhabitants and visitors. These include:

  • A Portrait of Sir David Attenborough by Bryan Organ
  • A 1908 Clyde motor car ‘The Old Grey Mare’
  • The Smoker by Hermann Max Pechstein
  • A partial specimen of Mid Jurassic plesiosaur Cryptoclidus eurymerus
  • Lady in the Cafe (Lotte Fischler) by Lotte Laserstein, 1939
  • A replica skeleton and vertebrae of King Richard III, a replica of the Bosworth Cross and GCI Model of Greyfriars for the King Richard III Centre
  • Herbstabend Klotzsche by Conrad Felixmüller, 1921
  • Lister two foot gauge railway locomotive
  • Pair of Brass Candle Sconces designed by Ernest Gimson
  • 3rd Century Roman Coin Hoard

In addition, each year the COLMT purchases a work from the annual Open Exhibition which is then presented to Leicester Museums and Galleries, giving artists the opportunity to have their work included in a permanent, public collection. (Registered Charity Number: 527876).

Contact us

For further information, you can get in touch with us using the methods below:

Write to us:
City of Leicester Museums trust
c/o Leicester Arts and Museums Service
Town Hall, Room 2.23
Town Hall Square
LE1 9BG 

Send us an email
Tel: 0116 454 3531