National Trust English Heritage senior discounts

I don't know if this has already been posted about but both National trust and English Heritage have discount cost for members 60 and over.
If your already a member they don't give you the discount automatically. So if you a member and your renewal is due give them a call.
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  • [Deleted User]
    [Deleted User] Posts: 17,413 Forumite
    First Post I've been Money Tipped!
    Also my english heritage card has my three gradsons on it and my Dd comes in free as my carer as I have a walking mobility problem
  • Newly_retired
    Newly_retired Posts: 2,954 Forumite
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    As far as I remember, you have to have been a member of National Trust for five years before they let you have senior citizens discount.
  • agrinnall
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    As far as I remember, you have to have been a member of National Trust for five years before they let you have senior citizens discount.

    You're right, and it seems rather mean (although to my mind the NT have always been pretty tight fisted).

    https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/news/senior-membership-prices
  • alanq
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    edited 9 March 2017 at 12:40PM
    If the aim is to have cheaper days out rather than to support the work of NT it is worth considering membership of the corresponding Scottish charity. Please check the prices / benefits / drawbacks by visiting the links below.

    National Trust for Scotland
    Senior Membership costs £38 by annual Direct Debit for the first year (includes 10% discount) and I can see no mention of having to be a member for 5 years. Benefits includes free admission to NT sites. Compare with NT £64.80pa for a senior without 5 years' membership.
    https://www.nts.org.uk/Membership/Monthly/
    http://www.nts.org.uk/Site/Membership/Reciprocal-entry-sites/

    For English Heritage the Scottish alternative is less attractive unless one is going to make use of membership to also visit NTS sites.

    Historic Scotland
    Senior Membership costs £37.53pa by annual Direct Debit. During the first year of membership one gets half price admission to EH sites. After the first year there is free admission to EH sites. Compare with English Heritage £43.50pa (initially for 15 months) for free admission from year one.
    https://members.historic-scotland.gov.uk/prices
    https://members.historic-scotland.gov.uk/partnership-organisations

    One drawback in both cases would be that one would not receive the same magazines / guides / handbooks.
  • Arthurian
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    Not sure, but I think having reciprocal membership from other organisations means you have to pay for parking at National Trust places.
  • chris_m
    chris_m Posts: 8,250 Forumite
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    Arthurian wrote: »
    Not sure, but I think having reciprocal membership from other organisations means you have to pay for parking at National Trust places.

    Rats - that's the principle reason I am an NT member, plenty of NT car parks around me in the Lake District. Not being a member would cost me considerably more than being one ;)

    Pity I've a few years to go before I can ask for the discount though :(
  • fatbeetle
    fatbeetle Posts: 567 Forumite
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    I left my NT membership lapse after finding out they allow fox hunts on their land.
    “If you trust in yourself, and believe in your dreams, and follow your star. . . you'll still get beaten by people who spent their time working hard and learning things and who weren't so lazy.”
  • chrispy1 wrote: »
    I don't know if this has already been posted about but both National trust and English Heritage have discount cost for members 60 and over.
    If your already a member they don't give you the discount automatically. So if you a member and your renewal is due give them a call.

    Another interesting wrinkle is that, if you have joint membership, only one of you needs to have reached 60 to take advantage of the discount.

    We took advantage of joint life membership before they put up their prices and vowed to keep staggering around National Trust properties until well into our dotage!
  • p00hsticks
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    If you are a current or past employee of DWP, the Department of Health or the Food Standard Agency, then one of the benefits of joining their HASSRA (sports & recreation) society is corporate membership of English Heritage. As HASSRA membership is only £24 a year it's a good saving on joining English Heritage directly.

    http://www.hassra.org.uk/index.asp

    I imagine that other large employers may also have schemes offering similar corporate membership to their employees.
  • itsanne
    itsanne Posts: 4,992 Forumite
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    English Heritage senior membership is £13 (£20 joint) in clubcard vouchers.
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