September lecture added
Autumn Lunch at Ston Easton on October 16th - speaker details to follow later
Bristol Cathedral guided tour Sat Oct 4th - details added

The Bath Centre for National Trust (BCNT) is a voluntary association of National Trust members and volunteers. It was founded in 1977 to promote and publicise the work of the Trust and has about 600 members. Membership is open to all paid up members, volunteers of the National Trust and members of the National Trust for Scotland or its affiliated organisations.

To make the most of your National Trust membership and meet new friends, why not join us? You will be assured of a very warm welcome. Annual membership is £5 per single, £10 per couple. 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 2012/3 surplus, £5500, was used as follows
      £3000 for stone markers for the Bath Skyline Walk
      £1000 for Citrus Trees in Dyrham Park Orangery
      £1000 for Prior Park Gardens for the provision of swings to be used by all ages
      £500 to Knightshaves Court in appreciation of their help when one of the summer tours was severely hampered by bad weather.

The donations made by the Bath Centre total £235,002 to date.

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.