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Life membership

Visitors exploring the Library at Oxburgh Hall, part of the Oxburgh Estate, Norfolk
Visitors in the Library at Oxburgh Hall, Norfolk | © National Trust Images/Trevor Ray Hart

Take out a life membership with the National Trust to explore more than 500 places and enjoy a lifetime of benefits. Gardens bursting with colour, castles and houses with stories to tell and countryside trails leading you down an undiscovered path. What’s more, your membership will help us to keep these places special for everyone, for ever.

National Trust life membership benefits:

  • Free entry to more than 500 places in our care.
  • Free parking at most National Trust car parks.
  • National Trust Handbook, full of information about the places we look after.
  • National Trust Magazine three times a year, packed with inspiration, interviews and news.
  • Access to the online Members’ Area, full of first-look previews and behind-the-scenes features.

Individual life membership

  • Individual life: £2,195
  • Individual senior life (age 60 or over): £1,640

Joint life membership

For two people, who are lifetime partners, living at the same address.

  • Joint life: £2,735
  • Joint senior life (one person age 60 or over): £2,060

Family life membership

For two adults and all their children or grandchildren up to the age of 18. Adults must be lifetime partners, living at the same address. Under 5s go free.

  • Joint family life: £2,865
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


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

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