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A volunteer welcomes visitors at Rufford Old Hall, Lancashire | © National Trust Images/James Dobson

Membership enquiries

Do you want to find out more about being a National Trust member? Whether you’re ready to become a member, want to know how to manage your membership, or are just looking to find out more, we’re here to help.

Help with your membership

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Membership frequently asked questions 

Whether you're already a member, are thinking of joining or want to give a gift membership, we have the answers to some of the most frequently asked questions.

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My Account 

Find out about My Account, which gives you more flexibility around your membership. Make changes to your membership online and choose how you want to hear from us.

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Paying for your membership with Direct Debit 

Direct Debit is the easy and convenient way to pay for National Trust membership, and it automatically renews your membership after a year. It also means more of your subscription goes towards looking after the places in our care.

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Joining from the USA 

If you live in the USA and would like to support the National Trust in the UK, here’s some information about our US affiliate the Royal Oak Foundation and the benefits of joining.

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Access for everyone 

We welcome disabled visitors, companions, carers and assistance dogs. Find out about our Essential Companion card for individuals and Links Pass for groups.   

The National Trust AGM 2023, STEAM Museum, Swindon

Annual General Meeting 

The 2023 Annual General Meeting (AGM) took place on 11 November. Watch a video of the event and find out the results of the members' resolutions and Council elections.

Members' handbook

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Get a replacement handbook 

If you've lost your handbook or just fancy having an extra one, you can buy a replacement handbook on our online shop.


Welsh version of the handbook 

We've translated the Wales section of the handbook so that members can use, experience and enjoy the Welsh language when learning about our work and visiting new places.

Something else?

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Help centre 

Head to our help centre for more information about visiting, facilities, holidays, shopping and more.

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Contact us 

Can't find the answer you're looking for? We're here to help. Find the contact details for our customer service team, head office and regional teams as well as our online shop and holidays teams.

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Become a member

Join today and help protect nature, beauty and history – for everyone, for ever. Enjoy access to more than 500 places with National Trust membership.