Milton Keynes Association

Dog walking at Stowe, Buckinghamshire.

Make your NATIONAL TRUST membership more rewarding by joining your Local Association in Milton Keynes and enjoy a programme of Visits, Lectures, Holidays and Social events especially arranged for you by like-minded volunteers.

FOUNDED in October 1985, we are an affiliated, but independent body.   Our aim is to support the work of the National Trust.  This is one of the smaller Associations in the London and South-East Region with about 180 members, throughout North Bucks and beyond. We have raised money to support National Trust projects, such as maintenance of buildings, improvement of grounds and provision of new equipment.

WE MEET at 7.45 pm in the Cruck Barn, Bradwell Abbey, Alston Drive, Milton Keynes MK13 9AP, on the second Wednesday of the month.  Ample free parking is available.  Dates vary in December and January as the December lecture meeting is replaced by a social evening, we have a New Year Lunch at a local hotel in January, and there is usually no meeting in August.  A variety of themes are the subject of lectures - usually illustrated - from art to buildings, collections, curios, gardens, and personalities.  Audiences usually number about seventy to ninety, providing a perfect opportunity to make new friends.

VISITS AND HOLIDAYS also feature in the programme.   Numerous day outings by coach to National Trust properties and other places of special interest are arranged every year. During 2017 to 2018 visits included Westminster Abbey, Mapledurham House, Waddesdon Manor Christmas Fair, London Museums, Stonor House and Greys Court, Upton House and Gardens, Hardwick Hall,  Stanway House and Water Gardens, and the National Memorial Arboretum, with a short holiday in the Isle of Man. Occasionally, visits are made to properties not generally open to the public.  For the more adventurous, we organise short breaks and longer holidays with a full programme of excursions, both in the British Isles and overseas.  Click Here for full current details: Milton Keynes Association 2019 Events (PDF / 0.1MB) download

MEMBERSHIP of the Association, which is open to all members and registered volunteers of the National Trust, is by annual subscription for the year commencing 1st September.  When joining after 31st May, renewal that year is not required, though you are asked to send a sae for your new programme/membership card.

There are four or five Newsletter packages each year, which include news, reports, and application forms for places on the events listed on the membership card.  When oversubscribed places are allocated by a ‘draw’. Hopefully, this has aroused your interest and we can look forward to welcoming you to our Association.

SUBSCRIPTION rates are; £10.00 for the first member and £8.00 for each additional person at the same address.   An entry fee of £2.00 is charged at each meeting.   Guests are most welcome to attend at £4.00 each.

If you would like to join please complete the attached application form Milton Keynes Association Application Form (PDF / 0MB) download , enclose your cheque made payable to "MKNTA", together with s.a.e. and send to: 

Mrs. A. Tyler, Membership Secretary   MKNTA

56 Mortons Fork, Blue Bridge, Milton Keynes MK13 0LA. 

Telephone 01908 314151

Email – annette@mstyler.plus.com