Collection and exhibitions

There are many treasures to discover

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Browse the Gunby collection online

You can also browse the 3600+ items in our collection on your computer. Find out more about your favourite object online or discover new treasures.

Explore our basement exhibitions

Find out more about the life of Field Marshal Montgomery Massingberd

We have two exhibitions in the basement. Get to know more about the Massingberds in our Family Exhibition and find out about the life of Archie Montgomery-Massingberd in our Field-Marshal Exhibition.

All Gunby's oil paintings are online

Find all Gunby's 76 oil paintings online. Have a look at portraits of the Massingberd family and browse our impressive collection.

Don't miss...

  • The Field Marshal earned many medals during his military career © National Trust

    The Field Marshal's golden baton

    As part of the Field-Marshal Exhibition in the basement you will find a gold baton given to Archie by King George V. The inscription on the base reads: 'From His Majesty George V King of Great Britain, Ireland and the British Dominions beyond the seas. Emperor of India. To Field Marshal Sir Archibald Armar Montgomery Massingberd GCB, KGMG 1935'. The red velvet stem has eighteen applied relief gold lions.

  • Margaret Lushington by Arthur Hughes

    You will find this colourful painting of Margaret Lushington in front of Gunby Hall, painted by Arthur Hughes in 1903, in the Gunby dining room.

  • Ship model by French prisoners of war

    In the ante room you will find this ship model. Made from mutton bone and human hair, the ship was created by Napoleonic French prisoners of war who were stationed at Norman Cross near Peterborough. The case is inlaid with straw. These humble materials create a beautiful piece.

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