Our members' magazine

Magazine summer 2018 covers spread

Our members’ magazine is published three times a year and is our ‘thank you’ for helping us to look after special places. 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.

In the summer issue, nature specialist Matthew Oates looks back on a career devoted to butterflies ahead of his retirement. Find out all about the species of butterfly that thrive at Trust places and where you can spot them. 

We celebrate the 300th birthday of renowned cabinet-maker Thomas Chippendale. Furniture Curator Christopher Rowell explores the world-class Chippendale collection at Nostell, West Yorkshire. 

Don’t miss mum Gail Dixon’s account of a new interactive trail at Croome, Worcestershire, that captivated her son Callum, who has autism. 

We also reveal eight new cycling trails to help explore Trust places on two wheels, and celebrate the Trust food and drink producers who are farming with nature. 

Listen to exclusive audio interviews:

We produce an hour-long audio version of each magazine, which is presented by Alan Power, the Head Gardener at Stourhead, Wiltshire. He’s also the presenter of the Trust’s podcast series and the BBC's Gardener’s World. 

The audio edition covers 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.

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.

Contact us

We love to hear what you think of National Trust Magazine. If you'd like to get in touch, please email us on magazine@nationaltrust.org.uk or write to us at National Trust Magazine, Heelis, Kemble Drive, Swindon, Wiltshire, SN2 2NA.


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