Our members' magazine

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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.

Summer 2020 edition highlights

While we're all in lockdown, we're delighted to be able to bring the Trust to your doorstep with the summer issue of the National Trust Magazine. We hope it brings back happy memories of your past visits and reminds you of all the wonderful places we're keeping safe for you for when you're able to return.

The summer issue is a particularly special one, as it's a 'reader takeover'. Every feature has been written or suggested by a member as an extra 'thank you' for your support in our 125th anniversary year.

Discover what it's really like to live in a Trust house, or have a go at baking the winning recipe from our special competition. Join one member on a memorable walk along the South West Coast Path with one of our rangers, and another as she goes behind the scenes on a film set. Of course, all visits were conducted before the current lockdown began.

We also bring you a special message from The President of the National Trust, His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales, and another from Director-General Hilary McGrady. We hope you enjoy it. 

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 the National Trust Magazine.

Our summer 2020 magazine

Summer 2020 edition of our members' magazine

This special anniversary issue celebrates 125 years of looking after beautiful, natural and historic places for the nation, and the members who make it possible. Each feature in the issue has been suggested or written by a member. We discover the smaller Trust places that touch people’s hearts in ‘Hidden gems’, encounter Dartmoor ponies and seabirds on the South West Coast Path, and explore a rich diversity of stories from around the world via our historic collections.

You can listen to the audio edition for free on SoundCloud. 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.

HRH The Prince of Wales outside the workers cottages at Quarry Bank, Cheshire

Foreword by HRH The Prince of Wales 

This special anniversary issue of the magazine includes a foreword written by the President of the National Trust, HRH The Prince of Wales.

Highlights from our summer edition

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,
Kemble Drive

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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.