National Trust  (lifetime membership) - £1499.00
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National Trust (lifetime membership) - £1499.00

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Found 24th Jan
Just saw this price and I think it is a bargain ... ish. Obviously £1,499 is a lot of money but if you were to join and live 40 years then it is about £37 per year.

If you are over 6 it is £1140

Obviously this is not a great deal for everyone.

With going on holiday abroad if now sadly expensive, is it worth the investment? I think absolutely yes - if you are going to live a long time. Are you though?

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Let me take out an insurance policy against this in case I don't live for another forty years.... oO

Haha that's bonkers!

Will the National Trust still be going then? Let's hope so but at 60 think I will pass on this deal - good to have it posted though!

Long game deal
A new category at hukd?

We recently saved ourselves 25% on our joint membership as hubby is now 60. Joint senior membership is £78 as opposed to £105 for normal adult membership. You need to have been members for five out of the prev ten years to qualify. It's a shame they don't automatically reduce your membership fee - you have to call them and apply by phone.

Is this a joke?

I'd want my own private car parking space and be able to use a camera and tripod for that price.

Banned

How can anyone know how long they are going to live for??? That is a hell of a lot of money, we won't even have any parks soon as they will all be built upon, and that's way too much to pay to stare at some luxury apartments...... I could buy a house in Birmingham for that price

So 40 years of visiting national trust sites on your own!
And what age are you joining. if you join at 30 you still need to be going on your own aged 70 to fit the deal as you put it.

a membership isn't just for you to get free entry to places.

Your money goes towards keeping these places somewhere that people actually want to visit and experience.

It's a lot of money yes, but it's more of a charitable donation with perks, than a really expensive-sounding membership

the_flamedeer_hunter1985

I could buy a house in Birmingham for that price



No you couldn't.

johnthehuman

a membership isn't just for you to get free entry to places. Your money … a membership isn't just for you to get free entry to places. Your money goes towards keeping these places somewhere that people actually want to visit and experience. It's a lot of money yes, but it's more of a charitable donation with perks, than a really expensive-sounding membership



I think you'd have to be really committed to the NT and its broader aims to want to fork out this much. Also, in some parts of the country there aren't that many NT places to visit, not without driving for an hour at least.

I really don't think this is the kind of site where something like this would be appreciated! It's really not much of a "deal".

M_z

I think you'd have to be really committed to the NT and its broader aims … I think you'd have to be really committed to the NT and its broader aims to want to fork out this much. Also, in some parts of the country there aren't that many NT places to visit, not without driving for an hour at least.



Oh yeah definitely. It's not exactly a "deal" and not really relevant here at all

Blimey, im a member but I would not spend up front to that extent. I'd want a little more than a pin badge, maybe champagne and caviar on arrival, then offered stays in some of the stately homes

You've not explained it very well either, life time joint pass would be better, you'd break even after 18 years...na im still not sold on this
Edited by: "windta1ker" 24th Jan

I think this is the most daft offer I've seen on here and that's saying something :-)
Just renewed my membership for the year, great value even just for the free parking around the coast but even better for the chance to drop in and have a meal or just a tea & cake while on the road.

johnthehuman

a membership isn't just for you to get free entry to places. Your money … a membership isn't just for you to get free entry to places. Your money goes towards keeping these places somewhere that people actually want to visit and experience. It's a lot of money yes, but it's more of a donation with perks, than a really expensive-sounding membership


If its a donation you can't call it a membership. And you can't dictate the cost of a donation either.
It's a membership to allow entry. Some of the money for which goes to paying for preservation. It is certainly not a charity.
And if you want to see proper cold edit the title to ' 1500 donation gets you free entry to places'

Mmmm...would be surprised if I have 40 years left...will they refund anything to my estate if I drop dead just after taking it out or can it be transferred to a family member should I not get my money's worth

might get it for my sons next birthday, he'll be 2, but if he lives until he's 90 then this is an absolute steal!

Bargain (_;)

Cold

Shatwell

I'd want my own private car parking space and be able to use a camera and … I'd want my own private car parking space and be able to use a camera and tripod for that price.


Not sure if I missed the joke but do they have some kind of rules against tripods??

Been to loads and used my camera, obviously, but never a tripod.

That or the joke is over my head...

If the National Trust & English Heritage combined it would still not be value for money.
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