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Membership frequently asked questions

A visitor admires the paintings in a grand room at Kingston Lacey, Dorset
A visitor admires the paintings in the Saloon at Kingston Lacy, Dorset | © National Trust Images/James Dobson

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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