Find out more about who we are, what we champion and why.
We are a charity and rely for income on membership fees, donations and legacies, and revenue raised from our commercial operations.
The National Trust was founded in 1895. Take a look at our timeline to discover some of the key moments in our past, up to the end of the Second World War.
Politician and historian Tristram Hunt describes the life and legacy of the extraordinary Octavia Hill.
We are a large charity with a clear purpose and broad range of interests. Our governance arrangements reflect these and are designed to support and challenge our staff.
Our Annual Report and Accounts looks back on our performance last year and looks forward to our future plans.
All the latest news on our Annual General Meeting, held every autumn.
What we're doing to protect Britain's glorious buildings, landscapes and coastlines.
We work with a select range of corporate partners that help us ensure our nation’s special places are cared for and protected. All our partnerships help us play our part in supporting an environment under pressure for the benefit of everybody.
Grant income is an important component of our overall income profile. In 2010/11 we received approximately £30m from a wide range of statutory funders.
Dame Helen Ghosh came from the heart of government to head up the National Trust. She is a long-term member of the National Trust and of her local Wildlife Trust in Oxfordshire.
Tim Parker has been Chairman of the National Trust since 2014, the culmination of a long business career as CEO of several well-known companies.