Many thanks to everyone who donated to our Big Give Christmas Challenge fundraising campaign.

With your support, we’re delighted to say we reached our online donation target of £10,000, which secured a further £10,000 match-funding from the Big Give and the National Lottery Heritage Fund.

All proceeds will support Darkness Visible – our new project to engage people with visual impairments, reflecting Milton’s blindness when he lived here.

It’s the perfect Christmas gift and a great finish to 2019.  We look forward to starting this project in the New Year and will keep all our supporters updated about our progress.


Other ways to support us

Throughout its history Milton’s Cottage has been shaped by the generosity of individuals.  From royalty to farmers to the Friends of Milton’s Cottage, public gifts of money, objects and legacies have helped the museum build its collection and gain a worldwide reputation for excellence.Milton’s Cottage receives no public funding and continues to depend on the generosity of Milton devotees, poetry-lovers and friends around the world to carry out its mission.  Your donation will help us to preserve Milton’s Cottage and its unique collection for future generations – as well as enhance people’s lives through literature, poetry and the arts.

Whether you visit Milton’s Cottage in Chalfont St Giles or online, we invite you help us in our effort to preserve Milton’s Cottage and its collection for future generations.

Tax efficient giving for non UK citizens

Milton’s Cottage Trust CIO is a UK registered charity. US taxpayers can benefit Milton’s Cottage  by making their donation [stating Milton’s Cottage Trust as a preference] to the British Schools and Universities Foundation Inc in New York to obtain tax deduction, please donate direct to BSUF :   www.bsuf.org

Every donation makes a difference.  For further information about either donations or legacies please contact John Dugdale Bradley, Trustee and Honorary Treasurer, at  endowments@miltonscottage.org

or on Direct Dial +44 7703 572344

Here’s how you can help:

Paradise Maintain’d

Comus Circle

Lycidas Society



For further information about how to support Milton’s Cottage please do not hesitate to contact our Business Director, Kelly O’Reilly, on 01494 872313 or businessdirector@miltonscottage.org to find out more about the difference your gift could make.

You can also join our sister charity, The Friends of Milton’s Cottage, which runs local fundraising events and activities to support Milton’s Cottage.  To find out more about joining please visit their website: