Membership now open to all
Details of Autumn Lunch & Xmas Lunch added
Next newsletter due to be posted out Aug 22
Change to September Lecture

The Bath Centre for National Trust (BCNT) is a voluntary association which was founded in 1977 to promote and publicise the work of the Trust and has about 500 members. Membership is open to all who support these aims and it is no longer necessary to belong to the National Trust.

To enjoy lectures, outings, lunches and meet new friends, why not join us? You will be assured of a very warm welcome. Annual membership is £7 per person. Subscriptions are renewable on 1 April each year. To enquire or request a membership application form click the Enquiries button.

The Centre organises many activities including

  • afternoon lectures - click the "Lectures 2013" and "Lectures 2014" buttons.
  • day outings (to Trust and other properties) - click the "Day Outings 2013" or "Day Outings 2014" buttons
  • other social events  which include a Spring and Autumn lunch
  • to see the range and scale of activities for 2010, 2011 and 2012 click the "Previous year activities" button

Why not join us and participate in those activities?

The surplus from those activities is used to fund a variety of projects in houses, countryside, and coastal regions owned by the NT. The 2013/14 surplus, £5250, was used as follows
      £3000 to Lacock towards the setting up of a conservation laboratory - see the thank you below
      £1250 to purchase an oak settle for Great Chalfield
      £1000 towards roof repairs at Dyrham.

The donations made by the Bath Centre total £240250 to date.

This is the thanks from Lacock

In 2012 we donated the money for six tulip trees for Barrington Court. Two committee members participated in planting the six trees in mid-February assisted by the Head Gardener. This picture shows the planting of one of the trees.

In 2012 we also donated money for  bee-keeping display equipment for Hidcote Manor Garden. This picture shows a "slice" through a hive with the bees coming and going with nectar.