Leave a legacy or bequest

The British Museum is a charity that relies on funding from a wide range of sources, and welcomes support from generous individuals.

Remembering the British Museum by leaving a gift in your will, no matter what size, can help us build and care for the collection, support special exhibitions and deliver innovative learning, research and conservation programmes.


If you would like to remember the British Museum in your will, our Legacy Manager would be happy to talk to you about how your gift could benefit the future work of the Museum.

You can send an email to legacymanager@britishmuseum.org 
or call +44(0)20 7323 8421.

© Benedict Johnson

Photo: © Benedict Johnson

A Fund for the Future

The British Museum’s Fund for the Future will allow the Museum to build and develop its work for future generations. Your legacy gift will ensure that future visitors and scholars will continue to understand the past.

Your intentions

If you have already remembered the British Museum or British Museum Friends or intend to do so, please complete and return this form to us. This will enable us to thank you and to appropriately stay in touch.

 Download and return this form

Registered addresses

The Trustees of the British Museum
Great Russell Street, London WC1B 3DG

The Museum’s operations are governed by an Act of Parliament, The British Museum Act 1963. It is also a charity. However, it is not subject to regulation by the Charity Commission and therefore has no ‘registered Charity number’. The British Museum is an Exempt Charity (i.e. exempt from registration) pursuant to section 22 and schedule 3 paragraph 17 Charities Act 2011.


The British Museum Friends
Great Russell Street, London WC1B 3DG

The British Museum Friends are a members organisation and a company limited by guarantee and registered in England (company number 4133346). The British Museum Friends are also a charity registered with the Charity Commission (charity number 1086080). Registered office: Great Russell Street, London WC1B 3DG.