A world class art collection

We have a huge collection of art and the largest single collection of paintings in the UK, with nearly 14,000 in our care. Our walls boast work by greats such as Rembrandt, Whistler and Gainsborough.

Here is a selection of some of the best houses to visit to see our paintings:

    Buckland Abbey

    Buckland Abbey confirmed the Trust’s first official Rembrandt in June 2014. Thanks to support received from players of People’s Postcode Lottery we were able to undertake scientific analysis to prove the self-portrait was by the artist himself.
    The painting is now pride of place in a special exhibition, ‘Rembrandt Revealed’ which you can visit in the Nave Gallery.

    Petworth House

    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.

    Nostell Priory

    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.

    Kingston Lacy

    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.

    Upton 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.

    Polesden Lacey

    This home of a former Edwardian socialite was designed to impress, and this is reflected in its remarkable collection of paintings.

    Hardwick Hall

    If you're interested in portraiture, Hardwick has a fantastic Long Gallery of portraits for you to enjoy.