Education group membership

 Schoolchildren working in the garden at Greenway, Devon

Education group membership is specially designed to allow education groups free entry to most places owned by the National Trust. This type of membership is for not-for-profit groups or home educators whose members, pupils or students are in full-time education.

Visiting this spring 

Our gardens, parks, cafés, shops and countryside locations are open to visit. Houses in England and Wales will reopen from 17 May and houses in Northern Ireland are expected to reopen from 24 May. Advance booking for visits helps us keep everyone safe and socially distanced. At quieter times such as weekdays, booking shouldn't be necessary, but to guarantee entry we recommend booking in advance, especially at weekends and bank holidays. Please check the property webpage before you visit and follow government guidance.

Benefits of Education group memberships

Education group members receive free entry to National Trust places during published opening times. Where special education activities are offered by a place, additional charges may apply.

You will also receive:

  • The annual National Trust Handbook
  • The Trust's membership mailings three times a year, with our magazine
  • Free planning and preparation visits for group leaders - these preliminary visits should be booked in advance

Home-educating families

We are pleased to extend Education group membership to home-educating families, so that home-educated children have access to the same discounted entrance arrangements as traditional schools.

So that we can distinguish between this membership category and our standard family membership, home-educating families using their Education group membership are entitled to visit in normal school hours during school term time only. We are unable to extend this membership category to cover visits made by home-educating families during bank holidays, weekends or school holidays.

Applying for Education group membership

Please contact our Supporter Services Centre, who will be happy to send you an application form:

The National Trust
Supporter Services Centre
PO Box 574
Manvers
Rotherham S63 3FH

Telephone: 0344 800 1895 (local rates apply)
Minicom: 0344 800 4410
Email us

For membership that begins immediately, enquire at any National Trust place.

We look forward to welcoming you and your education group to our places.

Costs and categories

Subscriptions cover one year from the month of joining.

Number on roll Rate (inclusive of VAT)
Home educating family £50
Under 50 pupils £50
51-100 pupils £80
101-200 pupils £95
201-500 pupils £100
Over 500 pupils £120
Tertiary field study (over 18s) £150
See the terms and conditions for Education group membership Read more