The receipt of a financial legacy in 1795 gave Wordsworth the freedom to pursue his vocation as a poet. 

Ever since the family manuscripts were received by bequest from the Wordsworth grandchildren in 1935, legacies have also been crucial to the Wordsworth Trust.  They have helped us to create, in the words of The Spectator, “the finest literary museum in the world”.

You too can make a lasting contribution to the future of the Wordsworth Trust.  By remembering the Wordsworth Trust in your will, you can help us to preserve Dove Cottage and the original works of Wordsworth and his contemporaries for future generations, and to go on bringing art and literature alive for thousands of people a year.

Because we are a registered charity, any bequest that you make to the Wordsworth Trust will also be exempt from inheritance tax.  This could reduce the amount of tax that may have to be paid out of your estate.

More information (downloads an information leaflet as a PDF file)

If you would like to consider the Wordsworth Trust in your will, we recommend making your family and loved ones aware of your intentions and then speaking to a solicitor.  Please phone Mark Bains, Development Manager, on 015394 63515 for an informal discussion about your wishes.

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