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Milton’s Cottage is a small charity and relies on the generosity of supporters who share our passion for Milton, literature and liberty. Your donations help make the work of Milton’s Cottage possible – preserving an irreplaceable literary landmark for future generations, as well as enriching people’s lives through literature, poetry and politics. We receive no government funding and, at this challenging time, your support is needed more than ever.  Here’s some ways in which you can help:

Become a Friend of Milton’s Cottage from just £36 a year

Support our sister charity, the Friends of Milton’s Cottage, and you’ll enjoy unlimited free entry to Milton’s Cottage, priority notice and discounts on social and cultural events organised by the Friends such as the Annual Milton Lecture and garden party and more….

To find out more and learn how and how to join the Friends, visit their website at www.friendsofmiltonscottage.org.uk

Join The Comus Circle – our patron’s scheme to support Milton’s Cottage

The Comus Circle is a network of supporters who are passionate about poetry, political ideas, Milton’s legacy and the future of Milton’s Cottage.  

Members enjoy privileged behind-the-scenes tours with exclusive access to curators and experts, invitations to private libraries, gardens and collection, and much more – all while providing vital funding for our projects and acquisitions.

Find out more about the Comus Circle: https://www.miltonscottage.org/comus-circle/

Remember Milton’s Cottage in your will & leave your own legacy to literature

By remembering Milton’s Cottage with a legacy in your will, you’ll help keep Milton’s extraordinary legacy alive.  You’ll also play a part in protecting an irreplaceable literary landmark, both now and in years to come.

Everyone who pledges to support Milton’s Cottage through a legacy gift will be invited to join The Lycidas Society – an informal group of like-minded individuals who have left bequests to Milton’s Cottage.

Find out more about The Lycidas Society: https://www.miltonscottage.org/the-lycidas-society/

Help protect paradise - with a donation to the Paradise Maintain’d Endowment Fund

Help protect and preserve an irreplaceable literary landmark for future generations with a donation to the Paradise Maintain’d Endowment Fund.  Launched in 2017, this is already generating a vital annual income to support Milton’s Cottage.

All contributions are ring-fenced – so a gift to Paradise Maintain’d is a gift forever, as the capital will never be spent, only the income it generates.

Find out more about Paradise Maintain’d: https://www.miltonscottage.org/paradise-maintaind/

Please do not hesitate to contact our Director, Kelly O’Reilly, on 01494 872313 or businessdirector@miltonscottage.org if you would like further information about the difference your gift could make. 


Paradise Maintain’d

Comus Circle

Lycidas Society