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 19 October 2019 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
  • The Council’s annual report
  • Result of the ballot for the election of Council members

12:25   Lunch

13:10   Afternoon session

  • Members’ resolution about the National Trust’s partnership with Cadbury
  • Panel debate on climate change
  • 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.

Lunch arrangements

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.

Your invitation to attend the AGM 

Here you can read the letter inviting you to the Annual General Meeting. Read on to find out more about meeting details and how you can submit your questions before attending.

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 the National Trust press office at at no later than 12 noon on Friday 18 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.