A world class art collection
During WWII the National Gallery sent many of their priceless works to the safety of Penrhyn Castle in Wales. Today lots of our houses serve as galleries themselves, for our vast collections of art.
Here is just a glimpse of some of the top houses to visit to enjoy the paintings that we care for - and you can enjoy:
Petworth House and Garden contains a wealth of art from artists including Turner, Van Dyke, Reynolds and Blake. In fact it is home to our largest picture collection.
Thanks to the generosity of our supporters and a grant from the Art Fund, we now own 'The Procession to Calvary' by Pieter Brueghel the Younger, which we proudly display at Nostell, alongside the works of Hogarth and Kauffmann.
The outstanding art collection at Kingston Lacy includes paintings by Rubens, Van Dyck, Titian and Tintoretto. That's enough to satisfy the most keen of art buffs!
Compare the magnificent gardens now with how they looked in the 18th century, by enjoying some of the paintings displayed within the house.
The art deco millionaire's mansion is now home to a fabulous collection of paintings, including work by Hogarth, Stubbs, Guardi, Brueghel and El Greco.
This home of a former Edwardian socialite was designed to impress, and this is reflected in its remarkable collection of paintings.
If you're interested in portraiture, Hardwick has a fantastic Long Gallery of portraits for you to enjoy.