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Remembering the National Museum of the Royal Navy in your Will, after you have provided for loved ones, will enable us to preserve, maintain and bring to life the history of the Royal Navy, and the legacies of the thousands of men, women and children who have played a vital role.

You can support NMRM as a whole, or you may choose to support an individual service focussed museum, or you may want to support the Preservation of the Naval Historic Fleet Fund.

NMRN is a member of the National Free Wills Network

Our Free Will Service, enabled by the National Free Wills Network, allows anyone 18+ to easily write or update a simple Will for free. The National Free Wills Network gives you access to hundreds of solicitors across the country.

Most people who use the Free Will Service choose to pledge a gift to NMRN. They leave a gift because they want to make sure we can continue to tell the epic story of the Royal Navy and the role it plays in defining our country’s national identity and role on the global stage.

There are two main ways you may wish to include us in your Will 

Residuary gift – This can be all or a percentage of your estate once all other bequests and costs have been deducted. 

Pecuniary gift – This is a particular sum of money e.g. £3,000.

If you wish to amend your Will you can make changes to your Will using a codicil form. You must sign a codicil and get it witnessed in the same way as witnessing a Will. You can approach your solicitor directly about this.

To let us know you’d like to use the National Free Wills Network please email

When you let us know that you would like to use the National Free Wills Network, NMRN will:

  • send you a legacy leaflet with more detailed information
  • refer you to the National Free Wills Network

The National Free Wills Network will send a pack directly to you which will contain a list of your local participating solicitors and a form. All you need to do then to get your simple will written for free is contact your chosen solicitor, make an appointment, take your completed form with you.

You are under no obligation to pledge a gift to NMRN nor tell us if you choose to do so.