Getting involved in research at the National Trust
Our academic and conservation research includes applied testing conservation methodologies, challenge-led research and ‘fundamental’ research to uncover new historical knowledge.
Ways of working
Our ways of working with research partners generally fall into one of five categories: joint research projects; collaborative interpretation projects; critical friends; collaborative PhDs; and research placements.
Read more about our ways of working with research partners.
Researching with volunteers
The Trust relies on hundreds of volunteers, from beginner level to highly experienced researchers, who actively support in a variety of areas including bio-surveying, oral history research, genealogical research and research into gardens and collections.
Download the guidance on researching with volunteers.
The National Trust is a big place and there are many different roles and members of staff who work within the organisation’s structure. How academic researchers might work with the team will depend on the collaborative projects.
Download the Who to contact document to find out who will be the best person to offer guidance and information specific to your needs.