Help us to tell the story of those who have lived, fought and died in conflict since 1914

IWM is a world leader in developing and communicating a deeper understanding of the causes, course and consequences of war and conflict, enabling people of all ages to reflect on how the past has shaped the world today.

In an increasingly uncertain financial environment, IWM relies on private support to maintain what is a unique, free, educational and cultural resource for the nation.

By remembering IWM in your will, you are ensuring that the important personal stories we hold live on and remain relevant and accessible for future generations.

Veterans sit with Duke of Wales at IWM London

How to include IWM in your will

Any gift we receive, no matter the size, makes a vital contribution to our ongoing work. Including a legacy gift to IWM in your will is straightforward, gifts can be a specified sum or a proportion of your residuary estate.

You can leave a legacy to IWM as a whole, specify it to one of our branches, or even to a specific area of work i.e. conservation, whichever you prefer. However, unrestricted gifts are especially important as they enable us to use your donation wherever the need is greatest.

When referencing IWM you do not need to quote a charity number as the Imperial War Museum is an exempt charity under the terms of the Charities Act 1993 Schedule 2 paragraphs (u) and (w). As such we do not have a Charity Registration Number.

This information is not intended to constitute legal advice, when making your will please do so in consultation with an independent professional adviser.

If you would like more information, or to discuss leaving a gift to IWM in your will, please contact Laura Gabe or call 020 7416 5411.