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We can arrange special group visits of 10 or more on weekdays (including evenings), but we need at least six weeks' notice. Please email us to request a group visit. There'll be a small fee per person.
Our aim is to preserve the history of Essex Police and expand public knowledge and awareness of the history of our police force by collecting, preserving, and displaying material relevant to the history of Essex Police.
The museum was set up as a charity in 1992 to provide a home for the historical items belonging to Essex Police. We now have over 25,000 items in the collection consisting of objects, photos and paper documents. To continue this service we need to fundraise £40,000 a year and to achieve this target we rely heavily on voluntary donations.
How leaving a gift in your will could help us
If Essex Police has been important to you, or those close to you, a gift in your will could be the best way to remember and support us. Your gift will ensure we continue to introduce youngsters from the age of two onwards, to the
police. We run an education programme for all school children in Essex. With your support we can also continue educating vulnerable adults or providing reminiscence sessions in care homes.
Your support means that the history of Essex Police will be preserved and treasured for future generations.
The information below is intended to help you when you visit your solicitor to make or update your will. There are two main ways of leaving a legacy to the Essex Police Museum.
A residuary legacy is the gift of the remainder of your estate, or a percentage of the remainder, after all other gifts to family and friends have been distributed and all debts and expenses have been paid.
Our suggested wording is 'Subject to the payment of my debts, funeral and testamentary expenses, I give free of tax the whole of my estate or x percent of my residuary estate not otherwise disposed of by this my will to the Essex Police Museum and declare that the receipt of the authorised officer of the Museum shall be a full and sufficient discharge.'
A pecuniary legacy is the gift of a specific sum of money. Our suggested wording is: 'I give free of tax to the Essex Police Museum the sum of £… and declare that the receipt of the authorised officer of the Museum shall be a full and sufficient discharge.'
Your will is a private and confidential matter. If, however, you would like to talk about your plan, we are happy to help. You may want to know more about supporting specific areas of our work or discuss specific wording. If you are planning to make a substantial gift you may also want to talk about opportunities to recognise your kind donation. Whatever your query, please do not hesitate to contact us in confidence.