Ever since Wordsworth’s grandchildren decided to bequeath the family manuscripts in 1914, legacies have been crucial to the Wordsworth Trust.  Recent bequests have helped to preserve Dove Cottage, the historic hamlet of Town End and our collection, and given us additional financial security in an uncertain 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 go on bringing art and literature alive for future generations.

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.

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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.