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Birdwatcher with binoculars
Seabirds in front of lighthouse on Farne Islands

Major EU funded project helps protect UK seabird islands 

We’re working with the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB) and the National Trust for Scotland on a major project to help protect the UK’s internationally important seabird islands. The Biosecurity for LIFE project, which was awarded £700,000 of funding from EU LIFE last year, aims to raise awareness of the risk to seabirds such as puffins, Manx shearwater and European storm-petrel from predators such as rats, stoats and mink.

Visitor in the basement corridor at Clandon Park, Surrey

Opening the basement spaces in 2018 

Brand new for 2018, we’re opening the basement for the very first time since the fire. Embark on an atmospheric journey, deep into the most damaged spaces at the heart of Clandon Park. Discover a new display charting some of the key questions we’ve considered over the course of this hugely complex project and explore previously unseen areas, revealing astonishing views from basement floor to scaffolding roof.

Children building a snow man, Clent Hills, Worcestershire

New £10 junior membership to inspire next generation 

We’ve launched a new membership to bring young people closer to nature and heritage.

Erddig bookshop volunteerJoan Capel

Erddig’s longstanding volunteer, Joan Capel turns 100 

Joan is just one example of the inspirational women contributing to the Trust today. Her story launches a themed programme of events and exhibitions throughout 2018 exploring the previously untold stories of the women that have shaped and safeguarded our special places.

Archive photo of people gathered on Great Gable Summit in 1923

Reviving the “world’s greatest war memorial” 

When the Great War ended, Scafell Pike and 12 other Lakeland summits were given to us as a memorial to those lost. We are commemorating this gift throughout 2018 with a series of events.

A Magus at a Table by Jan Lievens

Celebrating Dutch painting 

Dutch masterpieces from our places will go on show in a major new exhibition, Prized Possessions, opening on 25 May at the Holburne Museum in Bath, exploring the 'Golden Age' of Dutch Art.

Row of lime trees at The Argory

A 25-year plan for nature 

We welcome the government's plan to protect, restore and enhance the natural environment over the next 25 years.

Nature friendly farming at Conygree Farm, Gloucestershire

National Trust joins launch of Nature Friendly Farming Network  

We are calling on the UK and devolved governments to support nature friendly farming policies post-Brexit.

a snowy white seal pup sitting on the sand with its mum close behind

Balmy 2017 threw Britain's wildlife clock haywire 

We may have experienced one of the hottest years on record but it has proved confusing for nature, our annual wildlife and weather review reveals.