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Talks service

The ruins of Fountains Abbey from De Grey's walk viewing deck
Fountains Abbey is one of many places our volunteer speakers offer talks about | © J Shepherd

The talks service offers a variety of National Trust themed presentations to local groups, clubs and organisations in the East of England and the North. All the talks are given by our experienced volunteer speakers who, using their experiences and knowledge, have created a variety of talks related to the National Trust for you to choose from.

East of England

Our speakers within the East of England offer a variety of illustrated presentations to local groups, clubs and organisations.

You can hear stories about past families and servants, artists and authors, or find out more about the buildings, countryside and coastline we look after and how we care for them.

For those who are further afield, we have the option of some online presentations.



Suffolk and Essex

Booking information

To enquire about a talk, or discuss one already booked, the contact email address for each place is listed with the speakers descriptions above. Please use the email link to contact our teams and they'll arrange for the speaker to discuss with you.

All our volunteers are great ambassadors for the work we are doing in the East of England, and the talks they offer help to promote our places and projects that they are passionate about. While we don't charge a fee for our talks, any donations we receive help support the places we care for. Donations, as well as the speakers travel expenses, will all be discussed prior to booking.

A close-up of a group of people enjoying a talk at Petworth, focused on a smiling visitor.
Invite a volunteer speaker to talk to your group about one of our places | © National Trust Images/David Levenson

North Talks Service

The volunteer talks service in the North of England offers a variety of illustrated National Trust themed presentations to local groups, clubs and organisations, all given by our experienced volunteer speakers. You can hear about past families, spooky tales of ancient properties, gardens and estates or find out more about the buildings, countryside and coastline we look after and how we care for them. For those who are further afield, we offer some online presentations.

Our speakers and their topics

Further information

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