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 obtain a tax deduction while supporting Milton’s Cottage by making their donation to the British Schools and Universities Foundation Inc in New York (stating Milton’s Cottage Trust as a preference).  www.bsuf.org

Every donation makes a difference and you can contribution to Milton’s Cottage in a number of ways.  This includes donating to our endowment fund, Paradise Maintain’d, joining our patron’s group, The Comus Circle, leaving a legacy via The Lycidas Society, or joining our sister charity, The Friends of Milton’s Cottage.

You can find out more about each of these different ways to support Milton’s Cottage, below.  And to discuss the difference your gift could make please don’t hesitate to contact our Business Director, Kelly O’Reilly, on 01494 872313 or businessdirector@miltonscottage.org 




Paradise Maintain’d

Comus Circle

Lycidas Society