Attending the members' Annual General Meeting

A National Trust sign in front of Tryfan, Carneddau and Glyderau, Gwynedd. Wales.

This year’s Annual General Meeting (AGM), open to all National Trust members, takes place on Saturday 20 October 2018 at the STEAM Museum, Swindon. If you’re planning to attend, you can read an outline of the agenda below, plus details on how to get there.

Let us know if you plan to attend the AGM 

If you're a member and you're planning to attend the AGM this year, let us know. As lunch will be provided at the STEAM Museum, please also let us know if you have any dietary requirements.


09:30   Doors open at STEAM

  • Registration
  • Refreshments
  • Meet our staff

10:30   Morning session

  • Welcome and introduction from the Chair, Tim Parker
  • Hear from the Director-General, Hilary McGrady
  • Members’ questions
  • Adoption of the annual report and accounts and appointment of the auditors
  • Result of the ballot for the election of Council members
  • Result of the ballot for the election of Appointing Bodies to the Council

12:30   Lunch

13:15   Afternoon session

  • Members’ resolution about the use of barbed wire on National Trust properties
  • Hear about what we are doing for nature
  • Voting results on the members’ resolution

14:45   Close

Please note: timings are approximate and the order of items may change on the day. The AGM is a chance for members to have their say, as well as to find out more about what the National Trust has achieved in the last year and our plans for the future. As a result, the event is only open to National Trust members. If you plan to attend, please remember to bring your membership card with you.

Breakfast, lunch and refreshments

Breakfast at Heelis

Refreshments will be available to purchase for breakfast before the AGM starts.

Breakfast at STEAM

A limited breakfast of snacks and hot and cold drinks will be available to purchase in Caerphilly Castle once you have made your way through registration.

Lunch at STEAM
Due to the shorter nature of the lunch break, a selection of sandwiches and light refreshments will be served free of charge in the main hall. Please let us know if you have any dietary requirements.

Afternoon tea at Heelis
Afternoon tea will be available to purchase after the AGM finishes.

How to get to the AGM 

For information about how to submit a question, how to get to the AGM and parking information, download our Getting to the AGM guide.

Media accreditation 

As the AGM is being broadcast live, members of the media can watch it all online. Space in the meeting is limited, so journalists wishing to arrange press accreditation and apply for a pass to attend on the day should contact Matt Critchley in the Corporate Communications team at no later than 12 noon on Friday 19 October.

Please note that press passes will be given to members of the media only. If you are working on a freelance basis, we need to know where your work would be placed and a list of the publications or broadcasters you expect to be working for.

No filming or photography is permitted during the meeting, other than for National Trust purposes.