Free Entry to National Trust Venues at Less than Half Price by joining NZ Historic Places Trust

Free Entry to National Trust Venues at Less than Half Price by joining NZ Historic Places Trust

Found 17th May 2009
If you join the New Zealand Historic Places Trust Pouhere Taonga they have a reciprocal arrangement with the National Trust allowing free entry into sites in the UK.

Join online and they will post your membership card to you in the UK (or wherever you live). The price of £31 is the approximate conversion of $79 NZD for Family membership including $10 NZD for postage.

I think this may have been posted here before but I couldn't find it when I looked so it may have been elsewhere.

Further Details:

One-year membership
* Family - 2 adults with/without children at school - $69
* Individual - $64
* Joint senior citizen - retired person 60 years or over plus one other person at same address - $50
* Individual senior citizen - retired person 60 years or over - $45
* Full time student/unwaged - $45

Visiting Rights to Overseas Heritage Places

Members of the Historic Places Trust are entitled to free admission* to hundreds of historic properties around the world as a result of reciprocal visiting agreements in place between the Trust and other overseas heritage organisations.

Please note that the organisations listed here do not necessarily operate all of the heritage properties in the country where they are located. Some heritage properties are operated by organisations with which we do not have visiting agreements and therefore will charge you admission. Membership Services can provide you with a list of the properties to visit which are covered by our visiting agreements - call our freephone 0800 802 010.

Members can visit properties operated by the following overseas heritage organisations free of charge* upon presentation of their Historic Places Trust membership card.

*Surcharges may apply for parking, use of other amentities and at times of special exhibitions and events.

National Trust of England, Wales and Northern Ireland
National Trust of Scotland
National Trust of Jersey
National Trust of Australia
Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation (USA)
Japan National Trust
Zimbabwean National Trust
Gelderland Trust for Historic Houses & Gelderland Trust for Natural Beauty (Netherlands)
National Trust for the Cayman Islands
Bermuda National Trust
Manx National Heritage
Barbados National Trust
National Trust for Heritage Preservation (USA)
Note: free admission for NZHPT members does not apply at all properties.
NZ Historic Places Trust members receive the same preferential rates offered to National Trust for Heritage Preservation members at participating Historic Hotels of America via this website.
Note: conditions apply - rates vary, are subject to availability, and advance reservations are required; blackout dates may apply; the member rate must be requested; the member rate is not applicable to groups nor to be used with any other offer; a valid membership card must be presented upon check-in or the hotel may charge full rate.


I'm not 100% but I think this has been posted before mate.

Also no money goes to the National Trust.

So if you want to be selfish to save a few pounds at the cost of the English National trust then so be it... :whistling:

Not a good idea takes the cash away from U.K properties


looks like good value to me, and it applies to all the other countries too.

"few quid" looks more like at least £37 to me:

Family Two adults and their children or grandchildren under 18. Two cards cover the family. Children under 5 go FREE
Direct Debit: £68.33
Standard Price: £82.00

Or spend £3.75 on June ed. of Gardeners World and get 2 for 1 entry into top twenty NT sites, if you can't be @rsed with dd's and subs etc. Not as comprehensive but who's going to visit every NT site?

If you are interested enough to visit any of the National Trust properties then you should damn well be willing to give them a little money to keep them going. Voted very cold.

Gotta agree. Pay directly to the National Trust here and allow them to keep these great places open.

Cold from me!

Has been posted before with the same responses. Thing to remember is that often you will NOT get the free parking which comes with UK NT membership at NT properties and that not all properties are covered. You also need to reserve in advance in some cases and some dates are subject to 'blackout'.
It has its pros but the cons outweigh the savings.

Sorry, National Trust UK deserves my money more than any overseas body. And if I want to benefit from preserving buildings, beaches etc, then I expect to pay towards this.

These buildings, beaches etc. are being preserved for future generations and purchases still need to be made of deserving places - which needs money.

Please consider giving your money to English National Trust etc - there are others in the UK too.
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