The future of Farleys House and Gallery, the home of Lee Miller the photographer and WWII correspondent, is threatened due to COVID-19.
They say: Today Farleys is kept as if Roland and Lee have just popped out into the sculpture garden, or to the village shop. Since our first tentative opening in 1999 for just a few people we gradually increased our open days for visitors with no external funding and built a wonderful team of talented tour guides who are as passionate as we are in sharing the story of Farleys.’
..’.With no visitors our admission fees disappeared and so did all of our gallery and cafe sales. With galleries and museums closed globally, our gallery and Lee Miller Archives exhibitions Lee Miller Archives touring exhibitions and loans that we collaborated with other galleries and museums on were postponed or cancelled too. We have had bad times before such as in 2008, but out of the strands of our visitors, exhibitions, copyright and publishing income that we usually support ourselves with we have never had the perfect storm that took out all of them.’
If you’d like to help protect the place visit their fundraiser here