In 1897, Lady Wallace followed her husband’s wishes and bequeathed the family’s art collection to the nation, creating the greatest bequest of art ever left to the British nation. It is thanks to the generosity of Lady Wallace, and our supporters that the Wallace Collection is here for us to share and enjoy today with all.
Legacies are crucial in ensuring that the Wallace can maintain, conserve and research the Collection, and also help us open up the treasures of the museum to the public. Gifts in your Will provide the museum with a secure future and are one of the most effective ways to make an enduring contribution to the Wallace Collection.
Leaving a gift in your Will to the Wallace Collection is a way of acknowledging the enjoyment the museum has given you and making a lasting difference. In your bequest, you can direct your gift towards whichever area of the museum you enjoy or wish to support the most – be it learning and education, object conservation, exhibitions, gallery refurbishment, or scholarship.
Please consider remembering the Wallace Collection in you Will.