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Two dry-stonewallers putting the topping stones in place at Gara Point. The wall runs down the cliff towards a beach in the distance, through green fields with bluebells and gorse.
Dry-stone wallers put the topping stones in place at Gara Point | © National Trust Images/Eric McDonald

Who we are

Find out how we're run, read about our Annual Reports and Annual General Meetings, see who we work with and more.

Tree planting at Doverhay, near Porlock, south west Somerset

About us 

Find out who’s who at the National Trust, read our strategy and learn about our history as a conservation charity, plus much more.

A volunteer at the National Trust AGM 2022 at Bath Assembly Rooms, England

How we are run 

Discover how the National Trust is run, how our governance arrangements are underpinned by Acts of Parliament and how they are designed to support and challenge our staff.

The National Trust AGM 2023, STEAM Museum, Swindon

Annual General Meeting 

The 2023 Annual General Meeting (AGM) took place on 11 November. Watch a video of the event and find out the results of the members' resolutions and Council elections.

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Annual Reports 

Our Annual Report reviews our performance over the last year and looks forward to our future plans.

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Our partners 

As Europe’s largest conservation charity, a partnership with us can make a real difference.

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Our brand licence collaborations 

We collaborate with a number of partner brands who share our values on heritage, sustainability and the environment.

View over Tumbleton Lake at Cragside, Northumberland, looking towards the stables with the colourful autumn trees behind and reflected in the lake


Read the latest National Trust news stories and learn about our position on the national and global issues that affect our work.

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Read about our research and find out how we collaborate with organisations and individuals to undertake research which benefits the heritage and environmental sectors.

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


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