Every gift, regardless of size, can make a real difference to the future to our four galleries. We rely on the continued generosity of our supporters to ensure future visitors will be able to enjoy the national collection for many years to come.


Anyone can leave a gift in their Will, and there are a number of ways to remember Tate in this way: by leaving a specified sum of money; a work of art; or a percentage of your estate to the gallery.

When you contact us to express an interest in leaving a Legacy, we will send you information on the different types of Legacies available. We would advise that you always discuss your plans with a solicitor.


People stand around and look in a gallery

Legacy event at Tate St. Ives

Everyone who pledges to support Tate through a Legacy gift will be invited to join The 1897 Circle. As a member, you will be invited to a special annual event hosted by Tate’s Legacy Ambassadors, David and Jenny Tate and you will receive a regular newsletter that includes information about upcoming events at all four galleries.

Marilyn Bild
David and Deborah Botten
Geoff Bradbury
Maureen Bampton
Charles Brett
Sylvia Carter
Eloise and Francis Charlton
Mr and Mrs Cronk
Alex Davids
Professor Martyn Davis
Jonathan Davis
Sean Dissington
Ronnie Duncan
V Fabian
Lt Cdr Paul Fletcher
Mr and Mrs R.N. and M.C. Fry
Tom Glynn & Margaret Anne Glynn
Richard S. Hamilton
L.A. Hynes
John Janssen
Dr Martin Kenig
Isa Levy
Jean Medlycott
Susan Novell
Martin Owen
Simon Reynolds
Dr Claudia Rosanowski
Ann M Smith
Graham Smith
Deborah Stern
Jennifer Toynbee-Holmes
Estate of Paule Vézelay
D. von Bethmann-Hollweg
Audrey Wallrock
Professor Brian Whitton
Kay and Dyson Wilkes
Simon Casimir Wilson
Andrew Woodd
Mr and Mrs Zilberberg

And those who wish to remain anonymous

Tax efficient giving

You may be eligible to receive a reduction in inheritance tax when leaving a gift in your Will to charitable causes like Tate. Leaving a gift in your Will to charity is completely free from inheritance tax, which means a bequest to Tate will be deducted from the value of the estate before any tax liability is calculated.

Other Tax Incentives

Arts Council England also has schemes which are geared towards offering tax incentives in connection with cultural property.

Acceptance in Lieu

The Acceptance in Lieu scheme enables taxpayers to transfer important works of art and other important heritage objects into public ownership while paying inheritance tax, or one of its earlier forms. The taxpayer is given the full open market value of the item, which then becomes the property of a public museum, archive or library.

Cultural Gifts Scheme

This scheme enables UK taxpayers to donate important works of art and other heritage objects to be held for the benefit of the public or the nation. In return, donors will receive a tax reduction (income tax, capital gains tax or corporation tax) based on a set percentage of the value of the object they are donating.

Contact us

To request an information pack, containing more information about the different ways to leave a legacy, or to speak with Tate’s legacy team, please contact:

  • Email legacy.enquiries@tate.org.uk
  • Call +44(0) 20 7821 8637
  • Stephanie Crosland-Goss

    Legacies and Collections Manager




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