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Why membership matters

Visitors explore the sand dunes and the woodland at Formby, Merseyside
Visitors explore the sand dunes and the woodland at Formby, Merseyside | © National Trust Images/John Millar

National Trust membership can offer much more than just days out, from giving you a sense of adventure to being a cause you're proud to support. Read the stories of seven members to see why membership matters to them.

It makes beautiful places accessible to everyone

‘I'm finding it extremely therapeutic and inspiring after so many years being unable to perform the most basic day to day tasks, to finally take advantage of the beautiful spring weather, enjoying the fresh air and exercise.’

– Jemma Brown, National Trust member

It helps you get closer to nature

‘Lydford Gorge was the first place my partner and I went after we got our joint membership and loved the walk around the waterfalls and river. We're now expecting our first baby, and can't wait to take him to our favourite places together!’

– Izy Jude, National Trust member

It gives you places to share special moments

‘Our family membership is priceless to us – on sunny days or stormy days, you can't beat being out in the fresh air. Our favourite moment was last month at Polesden Lacey, taking a stroll through the bluebell woods. My son has special needs and that day was the first time he had ever walked outdoors!’

– Hannah Leber, National Trust member

A ranger holding a tree sparrow chick at Souter Lighthouse and the Leas, Tyne & Wear.
A ranger with a tree sparrow chick at Souter Lighthouse and the Leas | © National Trust Images/Dougie Holden

It’s a cause worth supporting

‘I'm currently planning trips this summer with introduce them to something we love to do. Last year I broke my ankle and couldn't visit as much but still felt that the membership had a value in supporting the National Trust’s work.’

– Diane Le Farge, National Trust member

It’s a source of inspiration

‘Our family and both our parents have been National Trust members for several years. We never even have to think about renewing as we would be lost without our membership – we plan our days out and holidays around National Trust places we can visit.’

– Victoria Pollitt, National Trust member

It’s a never-ending adventure

‘Unlimited access to some of the most beautiful places in the UK has been a joy throughout my nearly four decades of National Trust membership. Historic houses, beautiful buildings, gorgeous gardens, coasts and countryside, walks and woodland, valleys and vistas are a never-ending attraction.’

– Ann Bridgland, National Trust member

It’s something you are proud to be a part of

‘It’s an important part of our life and one we shall never give up. Over the years the National Trust has done so much conservation work and I am proud to think that our contribution has helped in a small way.’

– Michelle Mayes, National Trust member

Visitors exploring the festive interiors in the Entrance Hall at Castle Ward, County Down


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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