Temporary Closure

Following the government’s announcement of the new lockdown, the Old Royal Naval College will be closing temporarily from Thursday 5th November. We will reopen our doors on Thursday 3rd December, subject to government guidance. Find Out More

Leave a Legacy

Please consider leaving a gift to the Old Royal Naval College in your will.

How to leave us a legacy

We aim to preserve this iconic UNESCO World Heritage Site for future generations to experience and enjoy.

Whether you have a personal connection to the site or you simply care about preserving its rich cultural heritage and landmark architecture, leaving a gift in your will is an incredible way for your generosity to last beyond your lifetime.

The Old Royal Naval College is run by a UK registered charity, the Greenwich Foundation, which also means that your donation will be exempt from inheritance tax.

HOW YOUR GIFT CAN HELP

Although most bequests are unrestricted, allowing your gift to go where support is urgently needed, we understand that legacies are very personal gifts and you my want to tailor your gift to a particular area of our work.

Examples include:

• Conserving and endowing one of the many beautiful 18th a d 19th century lanterns that light up our site. Gifts of 10,000 or more can be commemorated via a bespoke plaque.

• Supporting our learning and outreach work with local schools, hospitals and community groups.

• Keeping Wren’s glorious architecture in the conditions it deserves through supporting our regular programme of building conservation across the site.

Whatever the Old Royal Naval College means to you and your loved ones, a legacy gift will help secure the future of this wonderful site and ensure it continues to be home to the stories which have enriched so many lives in the past.

Get in touch

If you would like to speak to us about leaving a gift in your will, please email development@ornc.org.

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