Leave a Legacy

John and Joséphine’s legacy to the people of Teesdale and the nation lives on today: The Bowes Museum, its collections and park are their great gift to the public. The Bowes Museum continues to fascinate, inspire, educate and delight its visitors.


If The Bowes Museum is important to you, please consider remembering it in your Will. Your legacy will ensure that the Museum continues to prosper, so that future generations can enjoy it as you have.


Your gift will be exclusively used to fulfil the mission of The Bowes Museum, through support of the exhibition programme and display, building improvements and maintenance, care of the collections, and its education work.


For further information click here or contact Leigh Shaw, Assistant to the Director at leigh.shaw@thebowesmuseum.org.uk


Bequests to charities such as The Bowes Museum are exempt from inheritance tax. This could reduce or eliminate completely any potential tax which might otherwise be payable out of your estate. It is always advisable to have your will made by a solicitor who will be able to give you all the legal and tax advice you require.