About Us

We are a registered charity dedicated to supporting Leeds’ rich heritage by assisting and promoting the work of Leeds’ Museums.

We not only provide and help raise funds to finance new acquisitions (new objects and collections) and carry out much needed conservation work for Leeds, but we also provide support through a network of active and dedicated volunteer members. Find out more about projects we have supported.

The Friends give grants to Leeds Museums every year, raised through subscriptions, events and outings, and donations. The money donated has also been instrumental in levering much larger sums of external funding from funding bodies like the Art Fund and the Heritage Lottery Fund for acquisitions (purchases) and development.  As a Registered Charity, the Friends are able to act as a channel for substantial donations towards major purchases like the West Yorkshire Hoard and exhibitions.

Privacy Policy:

The Friends of the Leeds City Museums keep on record your postal address, telephone numbers and email address so that we may send you details of the Annual General Meeting, subscription renewal reminders, our Newsletter, details of events and trips organised by the FLCM members, Gift Aid donations where appropriate and any event run by similar societies to the FLCM which we believe would be of interest to members – for example, Leeds Arts Fund, Leeds Philosophical and Literary Society, Thoresby Society, etc.

Your details are known only to the FLCM Secretary FLCM Treasurer and FLCM Membership Secretary, and are kept secure. On no account will your names, addresses and personal details be given to any other organisation. If you discontinue membership of the FLCM your details will be deleted.

Other FLCM Committee Members who organise trips on behalf of FLCM will, obviously, need details of trip participants. Those Committee Members are bound by these same privacy rules.

* Our registered charity number is 501376.