National Maritime Museum Cornwall
Registered Charity No: 1067884
Leaving a gift in your Will is one of the best ways of securing the continuation of our work for future generations to enjoy. 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.
NMMC is a new charity which will be celebrating its 10th birthday in March 2013. To date, we have received no legacies but 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:
The Law Society
The Institute of Professional Willwriters
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.
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 Naomi on 01326 214561 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you for your support.