National Trust Membership prices and a visit to Sutton Hoo

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  1. scotjimland

    scotjimland Funster Life Member

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    Can someone explain why a Joint membership for a couple is £73.50
    but an individual membership is £20.25..

    I must be missing something.. https://join.nationaltrust.org.uk/join/start


    Now for a moan..

    Today we went to Sutton Hoo, now run by the NT (it's about 4 miles from our home) for a look round the shop and have a coffee ... just to pass the time you understand, . not interested in the exhibition and guided tour which costs £19.50 family ticket.. been there done that.. and not worth the money.. the artifacts are replicas, the originals are in the British Museum

    All went well, we had a look around the gift shop then strolled into the cafe but were stopped and told we had to pay the entrance fee to use the cafe .. I said we don't want the exhibition.. just a cuppa and a scone .. then you must pay to use the cafe unless you are an NT member, then it's free .. yeahh ok I said.. walking away..

    What a load of nonsense.. pay to use a cafe.. ?? I don't think so.. and the last time I darken the steps of Sutton Hoo .. what a rip off
     
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  2. Rob and Val

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    Hi ScotlandJimland - had a quick look at this as it seemed strange:

    £20.25 if you're 16-25.
    Single over 69 is £43.50 or £58.00 dep whether you do direct debit or car
    Joint or 1 over 60 is £71.62 or £95.50. Ditto

    :)
     
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  4. scotjimland

    scotjimland Funster Life Member

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    @Rob and Val .. ah ok.. I see now.. if you apply as an individual it is age dependent
     
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    Sorry. Single should read over 60... !
     
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    scotjimland Funster Life Member

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  9. Stephen & Jeannie

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    Exactly !!!!! That's what we did, half the price !!!!!:restmycase::restmycase::restmycase:
     
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  10. Bailey58

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    I shall have to consider joining that lot north of the border. I've just emailed the NT asking them the price of Senior Membership which is available to the over 60's after 5 years membership. WE only ever visit their properties when away in the van and that's not often enough in the UK to justify £95.50 a year. :(
     
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    I pay £36.50, but I think that's discounted for over 60 and with long term membership...
     
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    We looked into joining and decided for so much money each year we could manage to live our lives without seeing any more old relics than we have too. :LOL:
     
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    Oh dear ... I'm feeling ever so smug:D as I took Life Membership of NT for myself and a guest in 1973 for the huge sum of £30.(y)
     
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  15. landscaper

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    Yes - fine - but be sure you tell them when you are over 60 as they dont automatically reduce the annual sub to the reduced rate without a phone call .......
     
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    Nor do they apply the reduction which applies when you have been a member for 5 years previously - unless you specifically ask them to!

    I rang em cos they hadn't applied it to ours, and that's what I was told. Oh yes, it does apply to you, do you want me to reduce it?

    Why else did she think I was ringing then? No, no - I'm thinking it's too cheap, I want you to increase it please?
     
  18. Stewart J

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    Members of the Scottish NT pay a pittance of £4.05p per month by direct debit hardly use it but they do good work so put it down to a charitable donation. Also some trust properties are considering MH overnight stays so worth staying a member.
     
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    That was a MASSIVE amount of money back then! You must have been rich!!! :ROFLMAO:
     
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    The only downside is that you get a much smaller properties book so if you intend to use it in England you might want to pay the extra for the English membership although obviously you can still see look up stuff on the internet.
     
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