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Autumn 2023 magazine front cover
Autumn 2023 magazine front cover | © National Trust Images/James Dobson

The National Trust members’ magazine is our 'thank you' to you for being part of our work to care for nature, history and beauty. Published three times a year, it's full of behind-the-scenes stories and striking photography. We hope it will inspire you about all there is to discover and be part of with the National Trust.

Autumn 2023 magazine highlights

We hope the autumn issue of National Trust Magazine will inspire you to get out and about to experience all the season has to offer.

Find out how places in our care have shaped the hit TV series Doctor Who as the show celebrates its 60th anniversary. Discover the hidden history of disability at the places we look after, and how we’re working to make sure everyone feels welcome at the Trust today. Or join TV architect George Clarke in a conversation with curator Liz Green about the Trust’s most remarkable buildings.

And, as always, you can discover events and activities to help you make the most of your membership this season, along with news stories to keep you up to date with all the work you’re supporting.

On the cover

It’s been 60 years since the Doctor first stepped out of the TARDIS and onto our screens. Now you can hear from some of the show’s production crew and National Trust staff who’ve helped create the Doctor Who universe at the places in our care.

Changing Chalk

The ancient chalk grassland of the South Downs, and the rare wildlife and plants it supports, is under threat. Find out how the Trust, together with partners and the local community, is leading a project to protect the grassland and open it up for more people to enjoy

In conversation with George Clarke and Liz Green

Join TV architect George Clarke and author and National Trust curator Liz Green at Lacock in Wiltshire. They discuss their shared passion for historic buildings and architecture to celebrate the publication of their new book, 60 Remarkable Buildings of the National Trust.

Around the Trust in 244 scones

Take a journey around the National Trust in 244 scones with blogger and member Sarah Merker as she shares her ten-year journey to sample a scone at every Trust café.

Going digital

Many of you have told us that you’d like the option of reading your copy of National Trust Magazine digitally. This year we trialled two different digital versions alongside your printed magazines. Thank you to everyone who took the time to give us your feedback. We’re evaluating the results and we’ll share an update with you soon.

Listen to the audio edition

We produce an hour-long audio version of each issue, which covers the main articles from the magazine and includes extra behind-the-scenes chats with our contributors. It's ideal for those with visual impairment or anyone who wants to hear exclusive interviews. Presented by Sally Palmer, Editor of National Trust Magazine.

If you have a visual impairment and would prefer to receive a CD – or know someone who would – email RNIB on or phone them on 01733 375370.

In this issue

A large, oval painting on the decorative plaster ceiling is the focus of the Gilt Room at Tredegar House, Newport, which is richly decorated with gold-framed paintings on the walls, and chairs upholstered with purple fabric.
The Gilt Room at Tredegar House | © National Trust Images/Andreas von Einsiedel

Doctor Who locations

Find out more about the filming of hit BBC TV series Doctor Who at the places we look after. Which have been transformed into the Doctor Who universe?

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