The National Trust is a registered charity that looks after special places. We're a UK conservation charity, protecting historic places and green spaces and opening them up for ever, for everyone. We protect historic houses, gardens, mills, coastline, forests, woods, fens, beaches, farmland, moorland, islands, archaeological remains, nature reserves, villages and pubs.
The Trust has over 4 million members and every year welcomes around 19 million visitors to its properties and special places. As a not-for-profit organisation managed by a small Board of Trustees, it is completely independent of government. Its funding is generated entirely from membership fees, donations, legacies and revenue raised from its commercial activities such as its National Trust shops and catering business.