Welcome to the online home of the Cherish Freedom Trust’s Margaret Thatcher Centre, an institution dedicated to educating future generations and sharing the story of Lady Thatcher’s life and legacy. As the 20th century’s longest serving Prime Minister and the first female Prime Minister, Margaret Thatcher was a model of courage and leadership and the policies which she championed, while controversial, continue to affect the UK to this day.
Her years as Prime Minister and the legacy she has left behind will be debated, critiqued and revered in equal measures for years to come, and it is important that we encourage this conversation on one of our nation’s most important historical turning points.
More than a mere archive of artifacts, the Centre seeks to keep this legacy and her era alive—and show how the impact she made on the world as Prime Minister can still be felt today.
The Centre will provide engaging programming and exhibits for all visitors. On this website, you can learn more about our offerings for school children, university students, academic researchers, public servants, and the general public. The Margaret Thatcher Centre will also offer education and training in key life skills to assist the rise of a new generation of effective leaders and public servants from all sides of the political arena who want to serve their country.
Originally conceived in 2009, the Centre received the personal backing of Lady Thatcher herself, as well as that of her close advisers and parliamentary colleagues. These endorsements are a testament to the importance of keeping her legacy alive for posterity.
But now, we need your help, as well.
If you would be interested in supporting this important educational undertaking and helping to fund the construction of The Margaret Thatcher Centre in Cambridge, please visit the webpage of our first donor club, The Pioneers, to learn more about partnering with the Centre, or by making your donation here, as well as consider contacting [email protected]