About the National Trust

We're a UK conservation charity, protecting historic places and green spaces, and opening them up for ever, for everyone.

We are a charity and completely independent of Government. We rely for income on membership fees, donations and legacies, and revenue raised from our commercial operations.

We have over 3.7 million members and 61,000 volunteers. More than 17 million people visit our pay for entry properties, while an estimated 50 million visit our open air properties.

We protect and open to the public over 350 historic houses, gardens and ancient monuments.

But it doesn’t stop there. We also look after forests, woods, fens, beaches, farmland, downs, moorland, islands, archaeological remains, castles, nature reserves, villages - for ever, for everyone.

National Trust

Registered charity in the UK (205846)

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Membership benefits

  • Free entry and parking at over 300 historic houses, gardens and countryside and coastline spaces
  • Members' Handbook the complete guide to all our places
  • Regional Newsletters packed with details of special events at locations near you
  • Three editions a year of our magazine
  • children under 5 go free