National Trust Houses
The National Trust is the nationâ€™s largest accredited museums provider, with over a million objects in its care, in historic houses, galleries and museums throughout England, Wales and Northern Ireland.
The National Trust is a charity and is completely independent of Government. We rely for income on membership fees, donations and legacies, and revenue raised from our commercial operations. We now have 3.4 million members and 43,000 volunteers. More than 12 million people visit our pay for entry properties, while an estimated 50 million visit our open air properties.
We protect and open to the public over 300 historic houses and gardens and 49 industrial monuments and mills. But it doesnâ€™t stop there. We also look after forests, woods, fens, beaches, farmland, downs, moorland, islands, archaeological remains, castles, nature reserves, villages - for ever, for everyone.
Its many collections range from unique Huguenot silverware at Dunham Massey in Cheshire, to the magnificent range of samurai armour at Snowshill in Gloucestershire, to the contents of an Edwardian grocerâ€™s â€śtime capsule
From insights into 18th-century customs, through fashion and partying and the abolition of slavery, to modern day images capturing climate change and artworks by David Hockney and Tracey Emin, this yearâ€™s programme of exhibitions will make visitors think again about unexpected aspects of the past.
Members are admitted free to our properties during normal opening times and under normal opening arrangements, but in certain cases (for example when a special event is being held) may be charged for entry. If in doubt, please telephone the property to check.
Members should always carry their valid membership cards, as free admission cannot be given without them.
Please also note that at some busy properties, entry for all visitors (including Trust members) is by timed ticket and you may have to wait before being admitted. For more information on timed tickets, see 'Busy properties' under 'Making the most of your visit'.
Opening times and days vary considerably between properties, so please read the relevant information carefully or telephone the property in advance to be sure. The National Trust reserves the right to amend opening arrangements at any time, should this prove necessary.
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News and events
National Trust properties offer events and activities throughout the year.
Our varied programmes include spring snowdrop days, countryside walks, family Easter trails, garden tours and fairs, and outdoor theatre and summer concerts to suit every taste.
Living history days and behind the scenes tours provide an insight into the past and modern day residents of our properties whilst Halloween fun and Christmas festivities round off the year.
For more information about the wide range of events please see, http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/main/w-vh/w-visits/w-events.htm
With over 300 historic houses, 200 parks and gardens in England, Wales and Northern Ireland, your only decision is which National Trust property to visit first.
The National Trust cares for some of the most magnificent examples of British architecture, gardens, interiors and collections of art, furniture and porcelain; plenty to inspire you while you're planning your group visits.
You can search for a suitable property to visit or explore some of our one or two day itineraries and days out. We have also brought together all the frequently asked questions about group visits to help answer some of your more specific questions, covering practicalities such as discounts, vouchers and members.
Our new Groups Guide is designed to give you more specific information relating to group visits such as special interest themes, group discounts and catering to help make planning for your visit easier.
You can order your free copy of the Groups Guide online, or contact the Travel Trade Team directly on 01793 817574, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
You can also sign-up to receive our e-bulletins and request your free copy of the updated Groups Guide annually.
The Trust is committed to providing a welcoming, worthwhile and enjoyable visit for families with children.
Family tickets are offered in every region, although not necessarily at every property, and in general will admit two adults and up to three children.
Facilities for children
Many properties provide baby-feeding areas and baby-changing facilities, often combined in a purpose-designed parent and baby room.
In restaurants there are high-chairs, together with children's menus, colouring sheets and, at some properties, play areas.
There are children's guides, trails or quiz sheets, and Trust shops stock a wide range of interesting and inexpensive items for children.
Individual property information for families can be found on the 'What to see and do' and 'Facilities' pages on property sites. Further information is also available in the 'Families & children' section of the
'Learning & discovery' pages.
Please direct all queries relating to National Trust membership to the following address and telephone number:
The National Trust
PO Box 39
Warrington WA5 7WD
0870 458 4000
020 8466 6824
Minicom: 0870 240 3207
The National Trust offers a selection of its properties for hire by private individuals and corporate clients to use for their own activities. From weddings and anniversaries to conferences and corporate hospitality, these unique locations will set the tone for your event.
From such a huge variety of properties to chose from, including stately homes, castles, gardens and rolling parklands, there is sure to be a venue to match the kind of event you are looking to create.
Our property managers are experts in their fields and can advise on every aspect to ensure your event is a success.