Exterior view of Seaton Delaval Hall, Northumberland ©National Trust Images/John Hammond


If your interests include art, architecture, gardens, landscapes, interior design, history, heritage and cultural activities, then Royal Oak membership is for you. Royal Oak members enjoy benefits in the U.S. as well, including a broad array of lectures, day trips and special events; and informative publications that explore British heritage.

2021 Annual Fund

Please consider making a gift to Royal Oak today to support educational events, undertake substantial conservation and preservation projects and provide essential scholarship opportunities.

Royal Oak Lecture Support

For over 45 years, The Royal Oak Foundation has invited some of Britain’s most respected scholars of British history, art, architecture, and design to share their work with audiences throughout the U.S. Today, lectures remain a significant benefit of Royal Oak membership and encourage development and support for the Foundation’s important work with The National Trust of England, Wales, and Northern Ireland. Royal Oak speakers illustrate English country houses and collections, including many of the 350 historic houses and gardens under the stewardship of the National Trust.

Restoring Dyrham Park

In 2021, Royal Oak is raising money to restore an important interior at Dyrham Park, a Barqoue-era mansion in the West Country, not far from Bath, built by William Blathwayt, one the most important British government figures of the 17th century.

View of the Hall shrouded by thick fog. Felbrigg Hall, Norfolk. ©National Trust Images/Justin Minns

Legacy Circle

The Royal Oak Legacy Circle recognizes those who wish to create a legacy by remembering Royal Oak and the National Trust of England, Wales & Northern Ireland in their estate plans. Benefits of membership in The Royal Oak Legacy Circle include invitations for annual special events in association with our lectures around the U.S and recognition in our print and digital publications. Legacy Circle members also have access to special Legacy Supporter events organized by the National Trust in the UK.

Statue of Venus, in the Rotunda, at Stowe, Buckinghamshire. ©National Trust Images/Andrew Butler

Ways to Give

Your gift to The Royal Oak Foundation strengthens our programs in the United States and our support of the National Trust and its stewardship and conservation work overseas. Public support over the last 45 years has allowed Royal Oak to grant over $10 million to support a wide variety of National Trust projects. We need and appreciate your direct support because membership dues only go so far to underwrite our mission.


Royal Oak offers a variety of opportunities for businesses and corporations to participate in the Foundation’s programs and activities through sponsorship and donations of goods and services. Each of our Corporate Partner relationships are configured uniquely to derive the best benefit for the partnering institution, Royal Oak’s membership, and the foundation as a whole.

Knole Dinner

Heritage Circle

Heritage Circle members express their personal investment in a shared belief that the Trust’s treasures belong to everyone and should