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Membership frequently asked questions

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Visitors exploring the Library at Oxburgh Hall, Norfolk | © National Trust Images/Paul Harris

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

What happens when I join the National Trust?

Types of National Trust membership

Who can be included on a membership?

More about life membership

More about junior membership

Visiting from abroad

Gift membership

Membership cards and car stickers

Purchasing your membership

Discounts and concessions

Managing your membership in My Account

Personal details and data protection

Cancelling your membership

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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.

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Find frequently asked questions, information on how to manage your membership with My Account and more.

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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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