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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.

Two conservators rehanging the Knight with the Arms of Jean de Daillon Tapestry in the Dining Room at Montacute House after four years of conservation work, with the full tapestry visible against the wood-panelled wall

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.

National Trust Council Chair, René Olivieri at the 2023 AGM

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.

Great Langdale Campsite, Cumbria

Annual Reports 

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

Contractors helping with the tree planting at Kingston Lacy, Dorset

Our partners 

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

Packets of seed balls with vintage-style illustrations of flowers inspired by National Trust gardens

Our brand licence collaborations 

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

The white walled entrance and red and white striped tower of Souter Lighthouse lit by winter sun, with a glimpse of dark blue sea behind


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

Scientific instruments at Sedge Fen at Wicken Fen National Nature Reserve, Cambridgeshire


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

A young child and her mother bending down to look at flowers in the Sunken Garden in May at Castle Ward, County Down, Northern Ireland


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