Leaving a legacy

One way of supporting our work is to leave a gift to the National Railway Museum in your Will. A legacy gift of any size really does make a huge difference to our work and the future of the Museum.

By leaving us a legacy you can help us safeguard railway heritage now and for future generations. In recognition of your pledge, we will invite you to get closer to the heart of the museum, receiving regular updates on our work and invites to special events.

Our promises to you:

  • We'll use your special gift wisely and effectively
  • You don't have to tell us your decision - we respect your right to privacy
  • You can come and see your work first hand
  • We'll answer any questions honestly and quickly
  • If you want your gift to be spend in an area that's special to you, we'll arrange it

For further information download our PDF brochure about leaving a legacy or contact Helen May, Head of Development on 01904 685726 or helen.may@nrm.org.uk

Frequently asked questions

  • How should I word my Will to include a legacy for the benefit of the National Railway Museum?

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    An appropriate form of wording to be used when you make a Will is available on page 8 our attached brochure, but please consult a qualified solicitor as this is only intended as a guide.

  • Can I choose what my legacy is spent on?

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    Yes, you can request how your money is spent; however leaving a legacy for us to use in the way we feel best allows us to target funds where they are most needed at any given time.

  • I want to add a legacy to my Will but would prefer not to rewrite the whole document. Is there a simple way of adding a legacy?

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    You should only change your Will by adding a codicil to it or writing a completely new Will. A codicil is a supplement to a Will which makes some alterations but leaves the rest of it intact. An example of a codicil form can be found on page 9 of our brochure but again we would advise you to consult your solicitor regarding making a codicil to your Will.

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