Commemorative Giving

Finding a meaningful way to remember a loved one is an important and personal choice and we can help you with a number of special ways to find a fitting tribute at Royal Museums Greenwich.

You might choose a favourite location, a personal association with a particular item in our collections to reflect a personal passion and lifelong interest, or quite simply, a beautiful place to come and remember and contemplate.

Commemorative Benches

The Museums estate has several benches situated at points of tranquillity, making the most of our beautiful vistas. If you, or a loved one have a particular affiliation with the Museum, a memorial plaque on a bench is a perfect way to create a place for you and family members to come and remember and enjoy the surroundings.

You can choose from our memorial benches in specific locations and a plaque will be in place for 5 years with a gift of £5,000 or 10 years with a gift of £10,000.

Rose Garden

The rose garden that marks the boundary between the Museums estate and the Royal Parks is well loved by our many visitors. During the summer months, the rose blooms create a naturally cheerful place to walk, sit and enjoy the view up the hill to the Royal Observatory.

A plaque in the rose bed will be in situ for 10 years with a gift of £1,500.

Collections Online

Collections Online holds over 250,000 digitised items in its collection. These items span centuries and are vast and varied, with potential to appeal to a wide range of interests and passions. Highlights include astronomical and navigational instruments, ship models and plans, coins, medals and flags, uniforms and weapons, plus fine art and historic film and photography.

With a gift starting from £500 pounds you can dedicate an item from our online collection in memory of your loved one. Your unique tribute will feature on the Collections Online digital record of the item selected, for 10 years.

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.

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]