The History of Science Museum wouldn’t exist today without legacies left by generations before us. Anyone can leave a legacy gift to the Museum, and it doesn’t cost you anything in your lifetime. You can also give in memory of a loved one. We would be happy to discuss your wishes with you in more detail.

Find out about the different types of legacies, or the tax advantages of legacy gifts.

We recommend that you speak to a solicitor for personal and confidential up-to-date advice tailored to your needs. They will ensure your intentions are clearly expressed and legally valid, and will be able to advise you on any tax benefits in relation to your gift.

If you have already included the History of Science Museum in your will, please let us know so we can thank you and keep you involved and informed through news and events.

Lynda Knill - Senior Development Manager – History of Science Museum 
+44 (0)7894 838737 


Suggested wording for your will

As the Museum is part of the University of Oxford, please include the following in your will to ensure that your intention for your gift is clear:

‘I give free of tax the [sum of / item specified / residue of my estate] to The Chancellor, Masters and Scholars of the University of Oxford for the History of Science Museum.’