Life membership

Family walking in the garden at Paycocke's

With National Trust life membership there are more than 500 special places to explore. Although right now you may not be able to enjoy all that we have to offer, you can look forward to a lifetime of benefits.

Green gardens bursting with colour, historical castles and houses with stories to tell and cycle trails that lead you down an undiscovered path – you never know which place will win your heart.

And, thanks to the money from your membership we’ll be able to keep these places special for everyone, for ever.

National Trust life membership benefits:

  • Free entry to over 500 places in our care
  • Free parking at most National Trust car parks
  • National Trust Handbook, full of information about our places
  • National Trust Magazine three times a year, packed with inspiration, interviews and news
  • Access to our online Members’ Area, full of first look previews and behind-the-scenes features

Although you no longer need to pre-book your visit to many of the places we care for, some smaller gardens and houses still need to be booked in advance. Please check the property webpage before visiting for details.

Latest visiting update 

Our gardens, parks, cafés, shops, countryside locations and many houses are open. You no longer need to pre-book at many places. Some still require booking ahead, so please check the property webpage before you travel.​

Visitor jumping rocks on the beach at Durham Coast, County Durham

Individual life membership

Includes free admission for one accompanying guest:

Individual life: £1,730

For an individual aged 60 or over:

Individual senior life: £1,295

Kayaking on Tumbleton Lake at Cragside, Northumberland

Joint life membership

Two people, who are lifetime partners, living at the same address:

Joint life: £2,160

Where one of whom is aged 60 or over.

Joint senior life: £1,620

Visitors playing in the sea at Birling Gap and the Seven Sisters

Family life membership

Two adults and all their children or grandchildren up to the age of 18. Adults must be lifetime partners, living at the same address. Under 5s go free.

Joint family life: £2,265

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