Leave a gift in your Will

Ensure our treasures can be discovered and enjoyed by everyone for generations to come.

Bristol Museums Development Trust relies on gifts in Wills to support our charitable work, care for and expand our collections, educate and inspire our visitors and bring world-class exhibitions to Bristol.

A gift of any size will make a difference to us, and help bring our collections to life for future generations. After you have provided for your loved ones, please consider making a gift to our charity to help secure the future of Bristol Museums.

Unrestricted gifts to our charity are particularly valuable as they allow us to use your donation where the need is greatest. However, if you would prefer to support a specific area of our work, please contact us to discuss the options.

There are three types of gift you can make in your Will:

  • A Residuary Gift
  • A Pecuniary Gift
  • A Specific Gift (of an object)

Gifts to charities are exempt from inheritance tax which means that leaving a gift to Bristol Museums Development Trust may help reduce your tax liability. In addition, if you leave 10% or more of the net value of your estate to charity in your Will, your estate may qualify for inheritance tax at a reduced rate. As everyone’s tax situation is different, we strongly recommend discussing this matter with your solicitor.

If you have left a gift in your Will to Bristol Museums Development Trust, or decide to do so, please do let us know so we can thank you and show you how your gift will make a difference to us. We would also like keep you up to date with all the activities going on at Bristol Museums and send you occasional invitations to our events.

In preparing your Will, your solicitors will need to know our charity details, which are:-

Charity name: Bristol Museums Development Trust

Registered address: Bristol Museum & Art Gallery, Queens Road, Bristol, BS8 1RL
Registered Charity No: 1137777

To find a solicitor who can advise you on leaving a gift in your Will, you can the Remember A Charity website.