A gift in your Will is one of the best ways to ensure future generations continue to be inspired by boats, the sea and Cornwall.

Legacies contribute towards the long term financial security of the Museum as well as reducing the potential inheritance tax liability on your estate, because legacies to registered charities such as the National Maritime Museum Cornwall are tax free and can also help to reduce your liability for Inheritance Tax.

A gift in your Will, no matter how small, will make a real difference to our work.

The website will give you an idea of the wide range of projects we are working on at any one time. Our education and exhibitions programmes are constantly evolving and we aim to provide something of interest for everyone no matter how young or old. We also have a busy collections programme ensuring the preservation of our maritime heritage through our boats and Cornish collections.

If you are considering making a Will, it is important that you use the services of a solicitor. They will be able to help and advise you on the best sort of provision for you and your loved ones. To find a local solicitor click on the following links:

Once you’ve made provision for your loved ones, you can then look at how you’d like to make your gift. You can either leave a specific amount of money, which is known as a Pecuniary Bequest, or a share of what’s left over after all of your wishes have been carried out, which is a Residuary Bequest. Rather than leaving a specific amount of money, many people chose to leave a percentage or the residue of their estate because its value is not affected by inflation. Suggested wording for your Will can be viewed here. Guidance on making a Will can be viewed here.

The Museum has joined forces with a group of other Cornish charities to form Leave a Gift to Cornwall. The main priority for this group is to encourage people to consider leaving a gift to a Cornish charity. To find out more about LAGTC’s members, its work and how you can help please visit www.leaveagifttocornwall.co.uk.

If you would like to speak to someone about the difference leaving a gift in your Will could make to the National Maritime Museum Cornwall, please call Amy on 01326 214561 or email her at amyrichards@nmmc.co.uk.

Thank you for your support.

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