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Legacies - leaving a gift in your will

In this video, Kathryn talks about her passion for medieval art and why she has decided to leave a gift in her will to National Museums Liverpool. 

Invest in your museums and galleries future by leaving a gift in your will

A legacy - a gift in your will – provides you with the opportunity to help inspire future generations when they visit our museums and galleries. By leaving a legacy you can make a long term difference and experience the benefits of that gift now. If you let us know that you are going to leave us a gift in your will, our fundraising manager can talk to you further about what you care about and see what benefits we can offer you that are of interest to you.

As a charity we rely on additional income to help support all the work we do. Leaving a gift in your will is a valuable source of income. 

Your legacy gift could:

  • Help conserve objects or artworks that are important to you
  • Support the development of your favourite museum or gallery
  • Make a real difference to your community through our education and outreach work
  • Contribute to areas of our work where support is most needed

Reduce the inheritance tax owed on your estate

To encourage more people to leave money to charity, in April 2012 UK government changed its policy on inheritance tax.

Now, if your estate leaves 10% or more to a charity - like National Museums Liverpool - the rate of inheritance tax will be reduced from 40% to 36%. 

A new campaign wants to help make 10% giving the norm, rather than the exception. To read more about how this works, please visit the  Legacy10 website .

Please talk to us in confidence

All enquiries are obligation-free and treated in strictest confidence. To find out more information about making a legacy gift,  please talk to our Fundraising Manager (Individuals and Legacies) on 0151 478 4100.

Alternatively, please email us directly or write to:

Fundraising Manager (Individuals and Legacies) - in confidence 
National Museums Liverpool 
Midland Railway Building 
1 Peter Street 
Liverpool L1 6BL