Reading Centre

Visitors in the garden at the south front at Mottisfont, Hampshire, in autumn.

The Reading Centre is a voluntary group of National Trust members from Reading and the surrounding area.

The Reading Centre welcomes new members and we hope you'll join us. We arrange an extensive programme of events, including:
  • evening and afternoon talks
  • day visits to Trust properties and other places of interest
  • theatre trips
  • walks and holidays, at home and abroad
Some of the National Trust Places we support are Basildon Park, Greys Court, Cliveden and The Vyne, Hinton Ampner and Mottisfont Abbey.
Our programme of events raises funds to provide support to a number of National Trust properties. Many of our members provide volunteer support. For example, working as stewards at one of the above properties or helping with events.


Membership is open to all National Trust members, volunteers, and members of affiliated organisations. If you would like to meet people with similar interests in heritage and conservation - and our programme appeals to you - you will be made very welcome.

Get in touch

To find out about joining, please call the Membership Secretary on 0118 986 0404. For more information on events, call 0118 942 5765. Our current program of events can be downloaded here (PDF / 0.0615234375MB) download