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Visitors walking through the Rock Garden at Cragside, Northumberland | © National Trust Images/John Millar

Membership

As a member, you’ll help protect many of our nation’s favourite places for future generations. Every penny goes towards looking after nature, beauty and history – for everyone, for ever.

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As a National Trust member you can enjoy:

  • 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 our online Members' Area, full of first look previews and behind-the-scenes features

Pay for a new joint, family, individual or young person membership by annual Direct Debit online and get a £15 National Trust gift card to spend in our shops and cafés.

See gift card terms and conditions.

National Trust Membership pack

More about membership

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Life membership 

With National Trust life membership there are more than 500 special places to explore and you can look forward to a lifetime of benefits.

Nordic walking on the estate at Lyme, Cheshire
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Senior membership 

If you're an existing member aged 60 or over and you've been a member for at least the last three consecutive years, you're eligible for our senior membership rate.

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Gift membership 

Find out how to give the gift of adventure with a range of membership options. Plus, pay for a joint, family or individual membership by annual Direct Debit and get a free £15 gift card.

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Junior membership 

We have a junior membership for children and teenagers. Please note you must be aged 13+ years to purchase junior membership for yourself.

How to maximise your membership

Walkers taking a break at Cwar Mawr Quarry in the Brecon Beacons National Park, Wales
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How your membership can help you recharge outdoors 

Discover why becoming a National Trust member and heading outside to new places could refresh your body and mind.

Visitors look at maps in the newly presented Drawing Room at Dyrham Park, South Gloucestershire
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Get more from your membership 

Whether you’re a new member or you’ve been with us a while, there’s always the opportunity to experience something new. From exploring your artistic side to increasing your gardening knowledge, here are some top tips for getting the most out of your membership.

Family exploring the parkland in winter at Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal Water Garden, North Yorkshire
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Make the most of your family membership 

Want to experience more as a family this year? You don’t need to go overseas to seek adventure – there are lots of exciting things to do all year round with your family membership. Here are some ways to start your family’s voyage of discovery.

Handbook and magazine

A selection of National Trust Handbooks from various years
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Our members’ handbook 

Your Handbook is a great source of inspiration for when you're planning your next day out. See what's included in the 2024 edition.

Spring 2024 magazine front cover
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Our members’ magazine 

As a member of the National Trust you’ll receive three editions of our beautifully illustrated magazine each year as an exclusive benefit, full of stories from behind the scenes.

Help and enquiries

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Membership enquiries 

Find frequently asked questions about becoming a National Trust member and what happens once you’ve joined, from when you’ll receive your membership pack to details about our senior concession.

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Paying for membership with Direct Debit 

Direct Debit is the easy and convenient way to pay for National Trust membership. It also means more of your subscription goes towards looking after the places in our care.

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Joining from the USA 

If you're interested in becoming a member but live in the USA, find out more about our US membership affiliate, the Royal Oak Foundation.

Family walking alongside Lake Windermere at Fell Foot during winter, Cumbria
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Access for everyone 

Everyone is welcome at the places in our care. If you're disabled, you can apply for an Essential Companion card so your carer or companion can visit our places with you, free of charge. Find out how to apply and what else we're doing to make sure you have a great day out.

The National Trust AGM 2023, STEAM Museum, Swindon

Annual General Meeting 

Our Annual General Meeting is your chance to get involved and help shape the Trust's work. As a member, you'll have the right to vote. Find out how you can take part and read all the latest voting results.