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    • Paully28
    • By Paully28 2nd Jan 19, 2:01 PM
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    National Trust
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    • 2nd Jan 19, 2:01 PM
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    National Trust 2nd Jan 19 at 2:01 PM
    Hi,

    Anyone have a voucher for national trust yearly family membership. It is currently 120/year and thought I would ask first before I bought it

    thanks in advance Paul
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    • cubegame
    • By cubegame 4th Jan 19, 9:51 AM
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    • 4th Jan 19, 9:51 AM
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    • 4th Jan 19, 9:51 AM
    Join the Maltese National Trust...... Much cheaper and you get reciprocal entry.
    • inkie
    • By inkie 4th Jan 19, 8:24 PM
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    • 4th Jan 19, 8:24 PM
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    • 4th Jan 19, 8:24 PM
    Or join the Scottish national trust
    • beefturnmail
    • By beefturnmail 7th Jan 19, 8:54 AM
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    • 7th Jan 19, 8:54 AM
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    • 7th Jan 19, 8:54 AM
    50 pa if you join the New Zealand National trust - gives free entry for a family of 4 (2 adults, 2 children) to all NT properties excluding Wakehurst Place and also all English Heritage Properties.
    • miniemma
    • By miniemma 8th Jan 19, 8:44 AM
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    • 8th Jan 19, 8:44 AM
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    • 8th Jan 19, 8:44 AM
    I don't think the above mentioned memberships include a parking pass.
    • sn1987a
    • By sn1987a 8th Jan 19, 9:07 AM
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    • 8th Jan 19, 9:07 AM
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    • 8th Jan 19, 9:07 AM
    Some national trust places have free parking anyway. People are selling their passes on eBay so even after buying a parking pass it would still be cheaper.

    I would like to know if anyone had any problems using the New Zealand pass here.
    • Vet
    • By Vet 8th Jan 19, 12:08 PM
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    • 8th Jan 19, 12:08 PM
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    • 8th Jan 19, 12:08 PM
    Scottish National trust is cheaper and gives you parking + all access to english NT places
    • sn1987a
    • By sn1987a 8th Jan 19, 12:15 PM
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    • 8th Jan 19, 12:15 PM
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    • 8th Jan 19, 12:15 PM
    Scottish National trust is cheaper and gives you parking + all access to english NT places
    Originally posted by Vet

    the free parking is only for the Scotish NT sites according to their webpage.



    So far it looks like the NZ NT pass is better deal as it includes NT sites in England and English Heritage sites but no parking.
    • Undervalued
    • By Undervalued 8th Jan 19, 3:43 PM
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    • 8th Jan 19, 3:43 PM
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    • 8th Jan 19, 3:43 PM
    the free parking is only for the Scotish NT sites according to their webpage.

    Originally posted by sn1987a
    That is interesting. Until relatively recently they were insisting that Scottish parking permit was valid at English sites, although there were frequent reports about it not being accepted!

    So, assuming no free parking in England is how it has been settled, those wanting to join as cheaply as possible may as well look to Malta or Bermuda!

    I note too that those aged 60+ can join immediately at the reduced rate in Scotland whereas you need five years full rate membership first in England.
    • japitts
    • By japitts 8th Jan 19, 7:02 PM
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    We travel between Scotland & rUK extensively, use reciprocal membership across both "countries" but all have NTS membership for various reasons - cost being one, but there are others.


    As far as parking goes, NT seem nailed very firmly to having a barcode on your membership card which scans in the pay&display machines and prints a ticket. NTS use car stickers, and amusingly NT cite sticker abuse as one reason for using the P&D option.


    We've never had a problem with free parking at NT sites, but we have noticed a difference in attitude towards reciprocal rights by each trust. You go to an NTS site and they are quite open about "free NTS & NT", yet NT sites very noticeably make no mention of NTS. It's as if NT are quite happy to reactively accept reciprocal rights, but have a policy of not advertising that such things exist.


    And as an aside, that attitude to reciprocality is one of the reasons why we use NTS - but that's a whole other argument.
    • deanos
    • By deanos 15th Jan 19, 5:32 PM
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    Some national trust places have free parking anyway. People are selling their passes on eBay so even after buying a parking pass it would still be cheaper.

    I would like to know if anyone had any problems using the New Zealand pass here.
    Originally posted by sn1987a
    had mine 3 years now, no problems at all, the family one we used for 3 kids and 2 adults without problems when we took our kids friend along with us
    • FKingston
    • By FKingston 23rd Jan 19, 8:27 AM
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    Once you are in a NT venue generally parking is free. You may have to pay for parking when you visit NT car parks. The Lake District has a lot of these.


    We have NT membership and I think we use it more for the car parks than anything else. I didn't know that you could get membership for other countries and use it here.


    Thanks for the info everyone!
    • givememoney
    • By givememoney 29th Jan 19, 2:56 PM
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    Shucks.....Didn't know about the NZ thing and got our daughter to buy English Heritage for us as a Xmas present when could have had that included with the NT.

    Haven't bought NT for a couple of years, as in the winter when weather miserable most of the places are shut so you're actually paying for 9 months not a year.
    • lislou
    • By lislou 30th Jan 19, 8:21 PM
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    We have had NZ card for 3 years. Never had a problem with car parking. Think there would only be a problem if it was a NT car park only. English Heritage is a great advantage too.
    • knightstyle
    • By knightstyle 17th Feb 19, 6:10 PM
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    Just a bit of a rant, we joined the NT when on holiday in Norfolk and probably got our moneys worth. But places round here they are all under different charities, so to go to them we need to buy passes from NT, English heritage, North Lincs county council, and others.
    • deanos
    • By deanos 17th Feb 19, 6:28 PM
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    We have had NZ card for 3 years. Never had a problem with car parking. Think there would only be a problem if it was a NT car park only. English Heritage is a great advantage too.
    Originally posted by lislou

    I paid twice in Norfolk at NT sites (4+5) first i have paid for parking at NT sites , still saved by joining the NZ one when you include the parking
    • tunasalad
    • By tunasalad 20th May 19, 11:43 AM
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    Regarding NZ Heritage, hefty price increase from today 20/5/19

    As a member of Heritage New Zealand based overseas, we would like to notify you about some significant changes in our overseas membership prices and categories. It is the first time we have increased our prices for some categories in 11 years, so they reflect the truer value of the membership package we offer. We are also removing some categories to make it easier for us to manage and for you to join or renew.

    The changes follow an investigation into our membership programme charges and costs. Factors such as dramatically-rising postal charges are impacting us. But it was also clear there was a significant gap between the charges Heritage New Zealand sets for access to NZ and overseas properties and historic places and those of our sister organisations overseas like English Heritage and the National Trust.

    We believe the new prices create a like-for-like market for people supporting heritage. Our aim is to promote the message that people overseas can, and should, support their local heritage agencies. The changes enable us to focus more prominently on our New Zealand-based members (and potential new members), as well as overseas members who enjoy visiting and experiencing the unique heritage in New Zealand.

    What do you need to do?

    You should already have received a membership renewal notice from us. We would like to clarify that whilst new members will pay the new prices, your renewal for this year will remain at the level and price shown on your renewal notice.

    As the website forms have been loaded with the new prices, we will only be able to process your membership payment at the previous rate if you pay by return of post (using the form weve sent you) or by phoning us on +64 4 472 4341. Remember the time difference if you phone!

    We will honour the membership rate weve provided to you but as our categories have also changed, you may notice that your next membership card will feature a slightly different category on it. You will still receive all the same benefits.

    Please note that we will honour our old pricing for current renewals up until midnight 31 July 2019. After this, your membership will be considered as lapsed and will be eligible for the increased pricing. Your next renewal, in 12 months, will of course feature the updated prices. For your information, the new prices and categories are:

    Individual adult membership NZ$200
    Family membership NZ$350 (2 adults and school-aged children)
    • spadoosh
    • By spadoosh 20th May 19, 11:59 AM
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    Well that stops that work around, about 180 for the family ticket now.

    Im guessing NT asked them to increase prices or lose their access. Cant blame them really.
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