New membership FAQs

Visitors with the Palladian Bridge in the background at Stowe Landscape Gardens, Buckinghamshire

Thinking about becoming a member? Here are the answers to some of our most frequently asked questions.

When I join, what will I receive and by when?

Once you’ve joined the National Trust, your welcome pack will arrive within 21 days. It contains everything you need – including your membership card(s). In the meantime, you can start visiting with a temporary card that we’ll email to you.

Can I join or renew my membership online?

Do you offer discounts on memberships?

As a charity, we don't offer general discounts on membership. Your membership helps us to look after over 500 special places across England, Wales and Northern Ireland. Now, more than ever, we need your support to continue to invest in our ongoing conservation work, guaranteeing that your favourite places are here for generations to come.

However, we offer a senior concession on membership renewals to those members aged 60 and over, who have been a member for at least five years in the last ten. Also, if you join online and pay for a joint, family, individual or young person membership by annual Direct Debit, you can receive a £15 National Trust gift card.

Visitors sitting down at Bodnant Garden

Do you offer a senior membership concession? 

We offer a concession membership renewals to those members aged 60 and over, who have been a member for at least five years in the last ten. This works out as 25 per cent less than the full rate.

Which children can be included on a family membership?

All children for whom you have parental responsibility or who are living with you, including children you are fostering or who are placed with you for adoption. Grandchildren can also be included on family memberships.

Child listening to information in the garden at Buckland Abbey, Devon

Can I add more than two adults to a membership? 

Yes, you can add more than two adults to a membership, but not on our website. If you wish to set up this type of membership, please get in touch with our team.

Where can I use my card?

Standen in the spring

If I give you my personal details, what will you do with them? 

We take data protection very seriously. Read our privacy policy to find out how we keep our members' personal details safe.

What other types of membership do you offer?

Can I join from abroad?