Our members' magazine

Magazine autumn 2020 cover spread

The National Trust members’ magazine is our 'thank you' to you, for being a part of all the work we can do to care for nature, history and beauty. Published three times a year, it's full of behind the scenes stories and beautiful photography, we hope it will inspire you about all there is to discover and be part of with the National Trust.

Autumn 2020 edition highlights

After a summer like no other, we’re delighted to welcome some of you back to the Trust places you love. For those who can’t yet visit, we’re continuing to bring the Trust to your doorstep with the autumn issue of National Trust Magazine. 

Take a look behind the scenes at what’s been happening at the Trust over the past few months, including Director-General Hilary McGrady’s reflections. Find out how staff have been taking care of properties and making them ready for your return, and how we’ve been bringing the Trust to you through virtual tours, gardener’s Q&As and more. Discover how members spent their time in lockdown creating, baking and taking comfort in nature, and share in special moments from first visits back to Trust places.

This year has helped us all appreciate natural moments more than ever. Take a tour through everyday nature in autumn and beyond and celebrate seasonal harvest traditions. Find out how a pair of beavers is changing the river habitat at Holnicote in Somerset for the better. Finally, in our 125th anniversary year, enjoy an innovative photographic project exploring the stories of 125 people associated with the National Trust.

Listen to exclusive audio interviews

We produce an hour-long audio version of each magazine, covering the main articles from the magazine and includes extra behind-the-scenes chats with our contributors. It's ideal for those with visual impairment, or anyone who wants to hear exclusive interviews. This edition is presented by Sally Palmer, Editor of National Trust Magazine.

Autumn 2020 members magazine cover. A rainbow of colours made out of petals, leaves and flowers. thank you for all of your support

Autumn 2020 edition of our members' magazine

After a summer like no other, this ‘welcoming you back’ issue takes readers behind the scenes to discover what’s been happening at the Trust over the past few months, including caring for places and making them ready for your return. Discover how members spent their time in lockdown and share in special moments from first visits back to Trust places. Explore seasonal harvest traditions, autumnal every day nature, and how a pair of beavers is changing the river habitat at Holnicote for the better.

You can listen to the audio edition for free above. If you have a visual impairment and would prefer to receive a CD – or know someone who would – email RNIB on businesslink@rnib.org.uk or phone them on 01733 375 370.

From the autumn Magazine
Freshly baked rhubarb and stem ginger scones on baking tray, fresh rhubarb on the side

Autumn feasts and farming 

Get the best recipe inspiration when you delve into our take on autumn feasts, inspired by the theme of autumn traditions in this season's Magazine. You can also learn about the sustainable farming techniques we use to grow, harvest and make the best of British food and drink.

Contact us

We love to hear what you think of National Trust Magazine. If you'd like to get in touch, please email us or write to us at:

National Trust Magazine,
Heelis
Kemble Drive
Swindon
Wiltshire
SN2 2NA

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Submissions

If you have an idea for a magazine article, please email us with a brief summary of your idea. We don’t accept any unsolicited articles.

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Note to advertisers:  We carry some limited advertising in National Trust Magazine, our thrice yearly member magazine. For more information and a media pack, please contact our media agency RedActive on nationaltrust@redactive.co.uk or +44 (0) 20 7880 6200. We are aware that some advertisers have been contacted by other agencies (most recently a company trading under the name “Maxhill Publishers Ltd”) claiming to represent the Trust; should you be contacted by any other agency, please treat with caution and contact RedActive as above.