Leaving A Legacy In Your Will


You do not have to be wealthy to leave a legacy – any gift, large or small will go a long way in helping us continue our work preserving the archaeological heritage of York and wider region, giving access to the City’s unique history.

There are a number of ways to remember us depending on your circumstances:

  • A residuary gift allows you to leave a specific amount to YAT. This would be a share of your estate, once your family has been taken care of.

  • A pecuniary gift allows you to leave a specific amount of money to the Trust

  • A reversionary gift allows you to leave your estate to your dependants while they are living but after they pass away it will revert to the Trust.

For more information on leaving a legacy, the tax implications and to amend your will, you will need to see your solicitor.

If you have already remembered us, please accept our warmest thanks.


How Legacies Have Helped Us In The Past


In her will, Helen Thirza Addyman left York Archaeological Trust a bequest which gave us the opportunity to develop the Trust’s archaeology-themed attraction, ARC, into a new attraction, DIG. Based in St Saviours Church in York, DIG is now a unique archaeological adventure which includes four excavation pits filled with Roman, Viking, medieval and Victorian finds and three discovery rooms which offer the chance to try out archaeological techniques in a science lab, library and field tent. Each tour at DIG is accompanied by an archaeologist giving insight into our work and is hugely popular with children.

Without the Addyman bequest we would not have been able to fulfil our plans for this very special, award-winning and educational attraction.


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For More Information


Please support us to ensure we can continue to meet our Charitable aims. For an informal chat about how a legacy can assist the Trust, please contact us in the following ways:

✉ ggimes@yorkat.co.uk

☎ +44(0)1904 663008

Normal office hours: Mon-Fri, 09:00 - 17:00