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
  • 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. The current annual membership fee is £12 per person plus a further £6 per person living at the same address. In return for their subscription members can attend talks and receive two newsletters a year which contain details of events.

What's On

Evening meetings are on the fourth Tuesday of most months in St Peter’s Church Hall, Church Road, Earley RG6 1EY, commencing at 7.30 pm.  Car parking is available in the adjacent St Peter’s School grounds

From October to June there are afternoon meetings on the second Tuesday of the month at Abbey Baptist Church, Abbey Square, RG1 3BE, commencing at 2.00pm. This venue is near the centre of Reading and is close to bus stops. There is no nearby car parking available.

Reading Centre Programme of Events October 2019 to March 2020 (PDF / 0MB) download


Get in touch

To find out about joining, please call the Membership Secretary on 0118 986 0404. For more information on events, call 01189692059. Please take a look at our independent website