Commemorative Giving

Commemorative donations are a personal and significant way to honour the life of a loved one or celebrate a special occasion. The four sites and collections of Royal Museums Greenwich hold a variety of special memories for our visitors, members and staff.

Commemorative Donations and Our collections

Finding a meaningful way to remember a loved one is important and we can help you find a fitting tribute. Royal Museums Greenwich hold over 2.5 million items, including astronomical and navigational instruments, ship models and plans, coins, medals and flags, uniforms and weapons, plus historical art, film and photography. For £300 you can donate a gift in memory of a loved and connect that legacy to one or many of these special objects. Explore our collections here

Please note, the Commemorative Giving Scheme at the Royal Museums Greenwich is subject to the following conditions, please read the following carefully:

• There are restrictions on which objects can have commemorative gifts attached to them. Exclusions apply to objects received through acceptance in lieu, any objects on loan or acquired with grant assistance.

• Not all objects will be on display in our public galleries, all objects in store are accessible by appointment.

• Some objects may require a larger financial commitment because of their prominence in the collection.

• Please be aware that currently commemorative plaques cannot be affixed anywhere on our sites, including to existing benches or in front of trees.

• Commemorative gifts last for a ten year period.

Get in touch with us

Please get in touch with us to discuss how to make a gift in memory, or celebration, of a loved one. Email [email protected]

Running in memory of a loved one

Each year Royal Museums Greenwich allocated five exclusive and guaranteed Gold Bond places for runners to take part in the London Marathon, raising money to support the future of the iconic Cutty Sark. Since the start of the Marathon in 1981 Cutty Sark has been the first major landmark encountered by runners.

If you would like to run in memory of a loved one who might have shared fond memories of the Cutty Sark please find out more and download an application form.