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Support us

Norton Priory Museum & Gardens is managed by the Norton Priory Museum Trust Limited, a Charitable Trust dedicated to preserving and providing access to the ruins, gardens and collections to as wide an audience as possible. It does this through education and community programmes, research in partnership with universities and through the delivery of affordable family events all year around. Many of its programmes engage people from some of the most deprived areas in the northwest of England. Innovative schemes run in partnership with Adult Services, Halton Borough Council and the Bluecoat in Liverpool offer meaningful employment, opportunities and training to people with learning disabilities.

As well as generating income through admissions, shops, cafes and other enterprises, the Trust relies on the generosity of individuals and local businesses to sustain its charitable aims. If you would like to donate to support our activities or towards the general preservation of the site and collections please contact us on 01928 569895 or you can make your donation online by clicking here.

Invest in Norton Priory’s future by leaving a gift in your will

A legacy – a gift in your will – provides you with the opportunity to help inspire future generations. By leaving a legacy you can make a long term difference and experience the benefits of that gift now. If you let us know that you are going to leave us a gift in your will, we can talk to you further about what you care about and see what benefits we can offer you that are of interest to you.

As a charity we rely on additional income to help support all the work we do.

Your legacy gift could:

  • Help conserve objects or artworks that are important to you
  • Support the development of your the museum or walled garden and grounds
  • Make a real difference to your community through our education and outreach work

Reduce the inheritance tax owed on your estate

To encourage more people to leave money to charity, in April 2012 UK government changed its policy on inheritance tax.

Now, if your estate leaves 10% or more to a charity – like The Norton Priory Museum Trust Ltd – the rate of inheritance tax will be reduced from 40% to 36%.

Please talk to us in confidence

All enquiries are obligation-free and treated in strictest confidence. To find out more information about making a legacy gift,  please talk to our Director on 01928 569895