Subscribe using iTunes Subscribe using Stitcher On the 12th January 1895, the National Trust was founded by Octavia Hill, Sir Robert Hunter and Hardwicke Rawnsley. Categories: Podcast #Charity#England#Heritage#Museum 3 comments on “12th January 1895: Foundation of the National Trust” Stephen Brown Jan 13, 2016 Don’t think the final sentence of this is correct Justin – Church of England is way bigger at 26m members. Really enjoy the show tho. History Pod Jan 13, 2016 A very good point that the Church of England membership is significantly larger, albeit with membership attained through being baptised. I will update this with a clarification that the National Trust is the largest fee-paying membership organisation in the UK.