Different types of legacies

There are a number of different types of legacies you may wish to consider:

  • A pecuniary legacy allows you to specify a sum of money to give.
  • A specific legacy enables you to leave a specific asset such as property, works of art and shares; we would be happy to advise you as to whether object or works are appropriate for our collections.
  • A residuary legacy is a gift of all or part of your estate after other legacies and expenses have been paid.
  • A reversionary legacy allows you to leave assets to the History of Science Museum while giving a named person the benefit of them during his or her lifetime.