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Thank you for building on our rich history through a gift in your Will. If you intend to or have left a gift in your Will, let us know so we can plan accordingly and keep you updated about our work. We look forward to hearing from you.
Phone: +44 20 7942 6242
How to remember us in your Will
Do you remember the first time you walked through our doors, came face-to-face with a dinosaur or stood beneath Hope our blue whale? Perhaps that first visit inspired a love of the natural world or convinced you that we need to protect the planet we call home and the living things we share it with.
Today our mission has never been more urgent. Through our unique combination of public programming and scientific research, we can inspire the next generation of advocates for the planet. By supporting us through a gift in your Will, you’ll be directly aiding this mission.
Our future is tied to those who came before
Our origins as a museum are inextricably tied to the passion and generosity of those who came before. Since opening our doors in 1881, we have cared for one of the world’s largest and most important natural history collections, introducing millions to the wonder and beauty of life on Earth. Home to leading scientists, curators and advocates, we’re building on this enduring legacy to work to protect all the species with whom we share this world.
Your gift could transform our research
Each year, we receive generous bequests from scientists and members of the public committed to protecting and engaging with our historically important collection. For example, Dr Adolph van Bruggen’s recent bequest will enable new research into African molluscs, an area underexplored in our Mollusca Collection. With these funds, we’ll be able to house visiting researchers from across the world and more fully understand the molluscs of this region.
Like those who came before, you too can protect the natural world by pledging to protect our 80-million-strong collection , as well as our public programmes and gallery spaces.
Join our community of pledgers
I believe the Natural History Museum is vital to our planet’s conservation and the promotion of scientific research to provide greater understanding of how we affect the planet and how our collective ‘footprint’ can become less detrimental and hopefully beneficial. I would encourage anyone who has an interest in supporting an institution that works for the benefit of our planet to leave a legacy to the Natural History Museum.
- Jasmina Ljuhar, Patron who has remembered us in her Will