Heritage Circle members express their personal investment in a shared belief that the Trust’s treasures belong to everyone and should endure for future generations. Their valued support affords these members the highest level of benefits while contributing greatly to Royal Oak’s values of Impact, Community and Access.

Make an Impact

The Rotunda with the Temple of Venus in the distance at Stowe Landscape Gardens, Buckinghamshire ©National Trust Images/Andrew Butler

Royal Oak’s ambition is to increase its support of National Trust projects in historic preservation, conservation, and education. Our Heritage Circle provides additional, crucial funding that makes this possible. Also, like our Basic and Supporting membership levels, these funds also enable our Foundation to operate on behalf of the Trust.

Projects Royal Oak has recently supported include restorations and research at the world-renowned Stowe landscape gardens; acquisitions and educational improvements at Sir Winston Churchill’s Chartwell; and research and inventory of the Trust’s vast collections of furniture and decorative arts.

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The Rotunda with the Temple of Venus in the distance at Stowe Landscape Gardens, Buckinghamshire ©National Trust Images/Andrew Butler

Join our Community

Royal Oak Timeless Design Gala at the Metropolitan Club, New York

Heritage Circle membership builds community among like-minded people who share an affinity for British heritage, art, architecture and gardens. Our trips and events also introduce members to historic treasures and their custodians.

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Royal Oak Timeless Design Gala at the Metropolitan Club, New York

Enjoy Special Access

Private tour at Kedleston Hall, Derbyshire, 2018

Your participation offers you private access to events and trips both in the U.K. and the U.S. Past U.K. trips include Dorset, Shropshire, and Middle England. U.S. trips have included Jamestown & Colonial Williamsburg; Newport; Cleveland; Saratoga Springs; Winterthur & the Brandywine Valley.

U.K. Events:

Behind-the-scenes Tours: Spring Garden & House Tour; Fall Study Day; VIP bespoke events organized by NT; Discounts on rates at select U.K. hotels

U.S. Events:

Private, behind-the-scenes tours & events; Private events hosted by members, art collectors, museums and historical societies; Nationwide Lecture Series in 10 cities; Trips to discover British history here at home

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Private tour at Kedleston Hall, Derbyshire, 2018

Trip to Charleston

Discover the beauty and character of this historic southern city with the Royal Oak Foundation, in association with the Preservation Society of Charleston, on a unique trip created especially for Heritage Circle Members.

This trip is open to Heritage Circle members only. If you would like to reserve your spot, contact Kayla Smith at ksmith@royal-oak.org or 212-480-2889, ext. 201.

To learn about Heritage Circle membership and benefits, contact Jan Lizza at jlizza@royal-oak.org or 212-480-2889, ext. 205

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Captions, from top to bottom: The Rotunda with the Temple of Venus in the distance at Stowe Landscape Gardens, Buckinghamshire ©National Trust Images/Andrew Butler  ◆  Royal Oak Timeless Design Gala at the Metropolitan Club, New York ◆  Heritage Circle private tour at Kedleston Hall, Derbyshire, 2018