Anne Wyatt, who lived near Hawkshead, has left the entire contents of her house and her car to Oxfam in Ambleside.
She was the wife of author and first Lake District National Park Ranger John Wyatt, who died in 2006.
It includes a collection of dolls houses and over 180 bears.
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