Research at the National Trust
We're an Independent Research Organisation recognised by UK Research and Innovation; a status only awarded to organisations with a strong ability to deliver research for the UK.
Tackling conservation threats
Whether we’re caring for a Tudor mansion, a rare butterfly, a precious habitat, a rugged stretch of coastline or a piece of artwork, we need evidence to make the best conservation decisions. Research helps us to tackle conservation threats – from mould in historic books to habitat loss and plant disease – and to understand their causes.
Sharing good practice
Research allows us to share good practice with other organisations or projects that may require advice. One project on how the planning system is working in Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONBs), for example, highlighted some problems. Measures to stop inappropriate development were not always being put into action in some places and through research we were able to suggest ways this could be improved.