Friends of Landmark

Friends are enthusiastic supporters whose subscriptions make an invaluable contribution to our work. In return, Friends enjoy a range of benefits providing the opportunity to get closer to Landmark’s work, enjoy its buildings, and meet other like-minded enthusiasts.

Become a Friend

If you are an existing Friend and would like to renew your membership, please contact the Development Office on 01628 512 127.

As a Friend, you can enjoy:

  • Priority booking privileges* to newly opened Landmarks or booking periods

  • A free Landmark Trust Handbook (normally £13.00) and calendar (normally £9.00)

  • Invitations to visits, receptions and working parties at Landmark buildings or projects, and special places of interest**

  • News and updates about Landmark's work and projects

To find out more, contact the Friends volunteers team on 01628 825 127 or email [email protected]

*after Landmark Patrons
** these will incur extra charges to cover costs

Recent Friends News

Landmark Lecture 5 November 2019

This year’s Landmark Lecture was held at the magnificent Goldsmiths' Hall in London and was followed by drinks in the Drawing Room, overflowing into the Exhibition Room where there was fabulous silver and gold ware on display

The Lecture was a chance to learn more about our exciting new Landmark Cobham Dairy from some of those most closely involved with its restoration. Master Plasterer Philip Gaches described how he and his team has recreated Wyatt’s challenging plaster vaults, corbels, ceiling bosses and oak leaf clusters and, with his apprentices, showed guests the actual tools that he used for the project. Anna Keay explained the history of this most decorative of 18th-century estate buildings, built for feminine retreat and practical leisure. Landmark Historian and Head of Engagement Caroline Stanford considered architect James Wyatt’s unusual use of Penrhyn slate cladding in imitation of dressed stone at the dairy, a short-lived innovation that we have succeeded in replicating.

250 guests attended, of whom around half were Donors, Patrons, contractors, sponsors or Landmark Friends. Many others had stayed in a Landmark or had some other minor contact with us and some were completely new to Landmark.

 Read more about Friends Events and House Shares

Friends Membership - VAT and donations

To comply with HMRC VAT requirements, please click here to find a summary of how your membership contribution is split between the value of ‘vatable’ benefits received and the value of the donation.