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Friends of Leicester and Leicestershire Museums

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Since 1954, the Friends of Leicester and Leicestershire Museums (FLLM) have been active in supporting the museums of Leicester and Leicestershire with their work and activities.

Further information

What does the group do?

The work of the Friends includes a range of support to the museums and their staff. Previous and ongoing support includes assisting at events, cataloguing exhibits and opportunities to work with collections.

Through fundraising activities the Friends also contribute towards the purchase of various items to develop the museums' collections and help to fund both permanent and temporary exhibitions. Recent support at New Walk Museum includes major contribution towards the new audio-visual equipment in the Victorian Gallery, the Ernest Gimson exhibition and website, some of the newly-commissioned pieces in the Arts and Crafts gallery and Gerhard Richter (Young People's Digital Interpretation Resource). The Guildhall Museum has also benefited from new courtyard planters. 

Museums need Friends

Your support, in the form of a commitment to the Friends of Leicester and Leicestershire Museums, will help to preserve valuable collections for the future enjoyment of all, and ensure their use as a teaching medium.

Not only will you have the satisfaction of supporting such a worthwhile effort but as a Friend of the Museums you will also gain the following benefits:

  • An opportunity to attend regular talks, events and social occasions organised throughout the year.
  • An opportunity to join FLLM to places of interest during the year.
  • A regular FLLM newsletter, LINK will feature articles and news about the museums, recent and future events and talks. 

How can I become a member?

Annual membership per person is £9 with a further £3 for each additional member from the same address. If you are interested in joining us or would like to find out more information, please use the contact methods below to get in touch with our membership secretary.

Tom Leggat (Membership Secretary)
Telephone: 0116 239 2866
Send an email

Our newsletter

The latest Friends of Leicester and Leicestershire Museums newsletter is available to download below. If you have problems accessing or viewing our newsletter, please send us an email using the email link above.