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Join the HHA

Privately owned historic houses are special places. Many are still family homes, lived in by the descendants of the familes which built them. Private ownership offers the best security for their stewardship because owners have a long term commitment to their conservation and are cost conscious.

There are 1,570 member houses in membership of the HHA, throughout the United Kingdom, from large stately homes to small manor houses. This combination of houses, contents, works of art, gardens and parks forms a unique contribution to our nation's heritage.

Full (Property) Membership is for owners of houses and gardens throughout Britain and Northern Ireland, including corporate, charitable and institutional bodies. The properties should be architecturally important and will generally be listed buildings.

Friends Membership is for individuals or families, living in the UK and abroad, who support the aims and work of the Association and enjoy visiting historic houses. They form a valuable body of enlightened support. When you become a Friend, you get a special membership card which allows you free entry to some 300 properties. Search for properties from the homepage of our website or download our free iphone app from the AppStore to see where you can visit free as a Friend.

Next Generation Membership is for those who are in line to inherit an historic house, their siblings or other family members involved in the future of the house.

Corporate Membership is for professional and commercial companies whose businesses are involved with historic properties and their owners