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International National Trusts Organisation (INTO)

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Members of INTO discussing climate change and heritage at Stourhead, Wiltshire | © National Trust Images/James Dobson

The International National Trusts Organisation (INTO) is a worldwide family of National Trusts and similar organisations that share expertise and act as a global voice on international conservation.

Member benefits

Members of the National Trust of England, Wales and Northern Ireland benefit from free visiting arrangements with a number of similar heritage organisations in other countries, from the National Trust for Scotland to the Bahamas National Trust.

Please note that discounted entry fees apply at most of the Barbados National Trust sites, but where sites are not managed directly by National Trust, there's no free entry.

About INTO

We're proud to be one of the founders of INTO, which now has more than 90 member organisations working together to conserve the cultural and natural heritage of all nations for the benefit of the people of the world.

Visiting each other and sharing knowledge are just some of the ways we've been strengthening what it means to be part of this global family. INTO serves as an essential resource among National Trust and like-minded organisations across the world.

Twinning partnerships

We have started twinning some of the places we care for with organisations in the Middle East and East Africa. This is part of the Withstanding Change project (2023–2025), which aims to provide heritage professionals with the knowledge needed to make precious landscapes and buildings resilient to the effects of climate change.

Teams from different countries will learn more about adapting to the effects of climate change and involving communities in their work. Organisations in the Middle East and East Africa will be adapting their sites, working with communities and running exhibitions about the impacts of climate change.

The Withstanding Change project is funded by the British Council’s Cultural Protection Fund, in partnership with the Department for Culture, Media and Sport.

Twinned locations

Blickling Estate and the Egyptian Heritage Rescue Foundation

Managing heavy rainfall

Blickling Estate in Norfolk has been twinned with Bayt-al-Razzaz, a 15th-century palace in historic Cairo in Egypt. 

The Egyptian Heritage Rescue Foundation (EHRF) has been working at the palace to protect it from intense rainfall, which caused a neighbouring building to collapse. Similarly, our team at Blickling Estate has been finding new ways to protect the Jacobean mansion from flooding and structural damage. 

The teams will be working together to engage audiences in conversations about climate change and raise awareness of the impact it can have. EHRF is creating an illustrated book and graphic novel about Bayt-al-Razzaz to use in workshops for young people. The team at Blickling will use ideas from these sessions to inform their own climate engagement programme.

A 15th-century palace in Cairo, with sand-coloured walls, wooden balconies and a palm tree in the courtyard.
Bayt-al-Razzaz, a 15th-century palace in Cairo, Egypt | © Egyptian Heritage Rescue Foundation
A red brick manor house stands at the end of a green lawn and is flanked by red brick buildings
The Hall viewed from the garden at Blicking Estate, Norfolk | © National Trust Images/James Dobson
A young child and her mother bending down to look at flowers in the Sunken Garden in May at Castle Ward, County Down, Northern Ireland


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International National Trusts Organisation

The International National Trusts Organisation (INTO) is a worldwide family of National Trusts and similar organisations that share expertise and act as a global voice on international conservation.

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