Funding & Partnerships

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General Market Basement – Artistic impression of the subterranean spaces beneath the General Market

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West Smithfield – Artistic impression of the view along West Smithfield, with the Annexe buildings on the left

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The Poultry Market – Artistic impression of the interior of the Poultry Market

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The New Museum – Artistic impression of the view from the south-west

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West Smithfield – Artistic impression of the exterior of the General Market along West Smithfield

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The General Market – Artistic Impression of the interior of the General Market

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The General Market – Artistic impression of the General Market from West Smithfield

“The world’s greatest city deserves the world’s greatest museum. This major landmark project will be a jewel in our crown.” – Sadiq Khan (Mayor of London)

To save these historic buildings and turn them into a world-class museum will cost £437m. We will only succeed with the support not only of our major partners, but also through the wider support of donors, visionaries and London as a whole. The City of London are providing the buildings themselves and investing at least £197m to bring them back into use, and the Mayor of London has committed £70m.

The Museum of London has embarked on its largest ever philanthropic appeal to raise the funding required to transform the market buildings into extraordinary museum spaces for the future. To date a record £45m has been raised. The Goldsmiths’ Company and its affiliated Charity, The Linbury Trust, and the National Lottery Heritage Fund have each pledged £10m becoming Founders of the London Museum. We are also delighted to have received generous donations from the Garfield Weston Foundation and the N Sethia Foundation, both Founding Partners, alongside a number of individual philanthropists and charitable trusts who have also pledged significant support to the project. Global law firm DLA Piper is the project’s inaugural Corporate Champion.

Our fundraising campaign continues. Help us turn these historic buildings into one of the world’s great museums. The creation of a new museum for London is one of the largest cultural projects in Europe and an outstanding opportunity to leave your mark on London for generations to come.

Museum of London is a registered charity, no: 1139250.

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For a site visit at Smithfield and to discuss how you can get involved, contact the Museum of London’s Development team,

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