How to leave a Gift in your Will


Your passion is our passion...

We know that everyone has a different reason for loving the Ironbridge Gorge Museums. Some people have a passion for ensuring the conservation of the many listed buildings and scheduled ancient monuments in our care whilst others have been inspired by our innovative and creative learning programmes.

If you are thinking about leaving a Gift in your Will to the Museum, there are four areas you might like to choose to support - so you know your donation is really making a difference:

  • Lifelong Learning
  • Museums and Collections
  • Listed Buildings and Scheduled Ancient Monuments
  • Exhibitions and exhibits

Alternatively, you can choose to leave a gift for our general funds which will allow us to meet our most urgent needs at the time of your donation. If you would like to express a more specific preference for where your gift is used we suggest you discuss your wishes with the Museum before deciding.

Making a Will

Making a Will is not difficult and needn't be expensive. There are a number of ways you can make a Will but we would strongly recommend that you visit a solicitor who will be able to advise you. Solicitors will charge a fee, but you will receive sound professional advice and can be sure that your wishes are accurately reflected. The fee will depend on the detail of the Will you write but prices usually start from around £150.

Click here to see the General Clause wording which can be used when in discussion with your solicitor.

If you already have a Will...

But would like to leave a gift to The Ironbridge Gorge Museum Trust, you can do so by making a simple addition to your existing Will. This is called a codicil. This document is a supplement to your Will enabling you to include new instructions and delete old ones without having to go through the task of rewriting the whole Will. Click here to download a codicil form.

If you have already remembered Ironbridge Gorge Museum Trust in your Will...

Please tell us so we can thank you - we would like to show our gratitude during your lifetime! The Forge Society has been created to help us say thank you to those who inform us of their promised gift to the Trust. To find out more about the Forge Society please click here.

For more information about remembering The Ironbridge Gorge Museum Trust in your Will and the society, please contact the Fundraising Manager on 01952 435900 or email