Leave a legacy
Legacies are vital for the future of The Linen Hall. With your help, we can ensure the future of our collections and continued access to our resources.
Help us to secure The Linen Hall’s future – make the gift of a lifetime.
The Linen Hall is a unique legacy bequeathed to us by the energy, vision and generosity of previous generations since our foundation in 1788. That is why The Linen Hall can play such a central and inspirational role in the cultural life of our society today. The continued progress of The Linen Hall still depends on the sustained support of our friends.
“No institution in Northern Ireland has done more to promote enlightenment and represent a better future for all our citizens.”
The late Seamus Heaney, Nobel Laureate
Why we need your gift?
Legacies are vital for the future of The Linen Hall. With your help, we can ensure the future of our collections and continued access to our resources. Your contribution can help us to acquire new works for our collections, enable the conservation of our treasures, and make The Linen Hall more accessible for the community at large. A legacy given to an historic institution like The Linen Hall can make a uniquely long-lasting and publicly recognised impact.
You can help secure The Linen Hall’s future with a legacy in any form, whether of money, shares or property or of a collection. Anyone can leave a legacy to The Linen Hall and it is easy to do. We welcome all legacies, large or small, and you can make the Library one beneficiary amongst many that you may wish to assist.
Areas of Interest to You
You may wish to allocate any legacy to areas of particular interest to you; these, by way of example, might include:
- The book fund – for the purchase of major works for key collections.
- Conservation – for the repair and safeguarding of our treasures
- Irish Collection
- Northern Ireland Political Collection
- Theatre and Performing Arts Archive
- Genealogy and Heraldry Collection
- Languages of Ulster Collection
- Poetry collection
- Arts and Cultural programming, including publications
- Outreach work to disadvantaged communities
We continue to welcome donations in line with The Linen Hall’s collection policy. Potential donors should be aware that we are only able to accept items which are core to the collections as outright gifts, and we require the right to dispose. All donations to the collections will be acknowledged and donors listed in The Linen Hall’s annual report.
In 2018 we set up The Linen Hall Endowment Fund managed by Cunningham Coates Stockbrokers
The fund was set up by the Governors and Management to create a meaningful income for the preservation and conservation of the collections held within The Linen Hall.
For more information about how you can support The Linen Hall:
Telephone: +44 (0)28 9032 1707