Sydney Living Museums Legacy - Bequests

Leaving a legacy

Sydney Living Museums shares Australian heritage with local and international visitors through exhibitions, education programs, public programs and special events celebrating diversity and cultural heritage. Many programs are available to regional audiences across Australia as well as across the globe through touring initiatives. Your legacy will assist in continuing this work.

Sydney Living Museums is passionate about looking after these beautiful, irreplaceable historic houses and museums on behalf of the public and future generations. The teams of curators, historians, heritage experts and all the behind-the-scenes people are involved in every aspect and your bequest helps to ensure integrity, authenticity and longevity.

Your bequest is a legacy for future generations.


How do I leave a legacy?

Anyone can choose to leave a gift to Sydney Living Museums Foundation in their will. There are different ways to do this:

  • A sum of money which is unrestricted and allows the Trustees to direct the funds where they are needed most.
  • A percentage of your estate
  • Shares or other endowment

We would advise that you always discuss your plans with a solicitor to ensure that you are completely happy with the terms of your bequest.

Suggested wording for your bequest


How have past legacies been used?

Here is a list of some of the significant legacies left to Sydney Living Museums. Be inspired as to how you too can make an impact with your legacy.


Become a member of the Governors' Circle

By informing us that you have left a legacy to Sydney Living Museums Foundation, we are delighted to invite you to become a member of the Governors’ Circle. We would like to thank you and acknowledge you during your lifetime and encourage you to contact us to become a member of the Governors’ Circle.

With permission, we would like to recognise your bequest notification through our publications and website. However , privacy is always respected and if you would prefer to remain anonymous, please inform us of your wishes.


For more information and a confidential discussion about a bequest please contact:

Joy England
Head of Development and Fundraising
T: 02 8329 2433
E: joye@sydneylivingmuseum.com.au

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