Why Join?

Becoming a Friend of Mount Edgcumbe Country Park has some great benefits, the key ones are shown below.

  • Free entry to local buildings of historical and cultural interest
    Free entry to Mount Edgcumbe House and the Earl’s Garden in the Upper Park at Cremyll during the open season. (Please note that free entry does not include special events such as the annual Christmas Fayre)

    Free entry to the Elizabethan House (currently closed), the Merchant’s House (currently closed) and Smeaton’s Tower in Plymouth*.
  • Half-price entry for your guests
    A 50% discount on the entry price is available to your friends and family when they accompany you to the House and Earl’s Garden at Mt Edgcumbe.
  • Member discounts
    Many of the outlets in the Park offer discounts for Friends.
  • Friends’ Journal
    Three issues of the Friends’ Journal are sent by post and/or (on request) by email each year, free of charge.
  • Social events
    Social and fund-raising events are held throughout the year. All Friends are welcome to attend and assist with these. Members receive early notice and preferential booking for all Friends’ events that have limited capacity, plus a discounted booking fee.
    Friends of Mt Edgcumbe are invited to join Friends of Plymouth City Museum and Art Gallery events*
  • Volunteering
    Friends are able to help out in the House and Park with various activities, from archiving in the House to gardening in the grounds. See the VOLUNTEERING page for more details.
  • 15% discount on membership of the South West Coast Path Association
    The normal annual price is £22 for an individual and £29 for joint members per year. With the discount this becomes £18.70 and £24.65 respectively. To find out more about membership of the Association and the work that they do visit
  • If you would like to take up this offer please phone the South West Coast Path Association on 01752 896 237 and quote ’FRIENDS OF MOUNT EDGCUMBE DISCOUNT’. This offer is only available by phone, offer ends December 2019.

Please note that to enjoy these benefits , you will need to present a valid membership card

* Reciprocal arrangement with The Friends of Plymouth Museum and Art Gallery.

Membership fees
There is no joining fee and annual subscription is as follows:
Single £10, Couple £15, Family £20, Life membership (individual only) £100

To join FoMECP please click here to download (and print) an application form and return by post to:
The Membership Secretary, 2 Cromwell Gate, Glenholt, Plymouth, Devon PL67JR

We prefer payment by bank standing order but if paying by cheque, please make them payable to “FOMECP”.
To set up a standing order please click here to download (and print) a standing order mandate form and post to the address above with your application form.

If you are a UK tax payer The Friends can claim additional money from HMRC if you Gift Aid your membership. Please click here to download (and print) a Gift Aid form to complete and return with your membership application.