Milton's Cottage Trust (CIO)

Milton's Cottage Trust (CIO)

Charity information

Milton's Cottage Trust (CIO)

Milton's Cottage is the only surviving residence of the visionary poet and parliamentarian John Milton - and the place where he completed his epic masterpiece, Paradise Lost. Milton's Cottage Trust (CIO) is the registered charity that has been set up to protect, preserve and maintain public access to this irreplaceable literary landmark.

Founded 1887

  • Mission statement

    Milton's Cottage has been open to the public as a museum since 1887, making it one of the oldest writers' house museums in the world. Today we are seeking new ways for our visitors to engage with John Milton's legacy. We want the museum to be a place for participation, appreciation and debate - working with contemporary writers, artists and thinkers to bring new life to Milton's work and explore his continuing relevance for our times.

  • Aims

    Milton's Cottage Trust (CIO) aims to:

    • To promote for the public benefit, to advance the education & preserve, protect and maintain the structure, fabric and contents of Milton's Cottage (Grade I listed) & ts gardens (Grade II registered)
  • Overview

    Established: June 1887

    Registered Charity Number: 1163039

    Board members: 10

    Part time staff: 1

    Volunteers: 32

    Phone number: 01494872313

    Address: 21 Deanway HP8 4JH

    View charity accounts on the Charity Commission website
  • Paradise Maintain'd

    Be on the side of the angels this Christmas & help protect a literary paradise for future ... More