Acquisitions And Services Funded By Us

Over the years we have helped fund the following projects at Leeds Museums; ranging from purchases and conservation to litter bins and gardening!

Here are some highlights of some projects from 2012 to 1991 showcasing over twenty years of support that the Friends have been able to offer. For a full list of aquisitions please see our further aquisitions page.

2010s (so far)


  • Contribution: restoration of Lotherton Hall Drawing Room (LH)   

  • Contribution to the Purchase of a Phillip Treacy Hat

  • Purchase of McIntosh Dressing Jacket


Jack the steam engine at Armley Mills © Leeds Museums and Galleries

  • Purchase of a Painting of Briggate

Savage Club Chair at Leeds City Museum © Leeds Museums and Galleries

  • Contribution to the Purchase of an Important Collection of Leeds Creamware


  • Restoration of Ceramics at Abbey House

  •  Purchase of Silver Cups

  • Repair of the Morgan Lowry Clock at Abbey House Museum


  • Restoration of Steck Pianola at Armley Mills


  • Erard Harp
  • George III Mug


  • Burmantofts Moulds & Catalogues

Print of Leeds from Beeston Hill 1790


  • Marmion Collection of Burmantofts Pottery