Legacies and bequests

Donations to the museum collection

You may wish to donate objects, photographs or documents to the museum.  Due to shortage of space we can only accept a limited number of items which fall within our collecting policy.  We are pleased to receive details of possible donations, but if you consider these should be retained in the collection please discuss with us first.

We reserve the right to reject items or to sell items for the benefit of the museum and its collection.

Cash gifts

These are of great benefit to the museum – either a specific cash amount or a share of your estate.

One of our neighbouring museums has been able to acquire its own premises through the generosity of a member leaving a substantial sum in their Will.

As a charity, any bequests to the museum are free of Inheritance Tax.  If your estate is liable to inheritance tax and you leave at least 10% of the taxable part to charity the tax rate falls from 40% to 36%.

Please contact us for more information on inheritance tax, legacies and bequests.