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Art & collections

Detail of the Pope's Cabinet, 1742, Stourhead

Introducing our remarkable collections 

We care for one of the world’s largest art and heritage collections. With close to one million objects at over 200 historic places, a surprise discovery awaits you around every corner.

Paolo and Francesca by Richard Westmacott III, RA

The art of romance 

The word ‘romance’ has many meanings and, whether real, imagined or idealised, features strongly in art and culture. Uncover paintings and objects from our collections which illustrate the myriad ways romance has been interpreted and visualised over time.

Exhibition highlights

Stories from our places

Objects in focus

Recent acquisitions and loans

Explore our collections

The majority of objects in our care are recorded in our online database. You'll find many intriguing items to explore at places near you