Collections

News cuttings album

Discover more from the collections at Gunby Hall © National Trust / Robert Thrift

Discover more from the collections at Gunby Hall

This red cloth covered album, inscribed in gilt with the words 'news cuttings,' forms part of the collection at Gunby Hall and Gardens.

Containing a series of cuttings charting the preparations and execution of both World Wars, purchased by John Montgomery-Massingberd in February 1990.

Clay pipe

See more items on display at The Workhouse this year © National Trust / Annette Lawton

See more items on display at The Workhouse this year

The Workhouse in Nottinghamshire is displaying new items in the Masters Office this year.

See this clay friendship pipe and head which was found on site during the restoration of the workhouse building.

Knitted Brownies doll

Come and see ’Be Prepared’ celebrating the centenary of the Brownies © National Trust / National Trust Museum of Childhood

Come and see ’Be Prepared’ celebrating the centenary of the Brownies

The Museum of Childhood at Sudbury Hall is celebrating the centenerary of the Brownies from February to June of this year.

When they were formed in 1914, the Brownies were originally called the Rosebuds.

This doll was knitted and gifted to the museum in 1984 and will form part of The Big Brownie Birthday exhibition.

Large silver salver

Gunby Hall's collections show the life of the Massingberds © National Trust / Robert Thrift

Gunby Hall's collections show the life of the Massingberds

This large silver salver is housed at Gunby Hall and Gardens in Lincolnshire.

It is engraved with the record of its presentation to Major Stephen Massingberd by the tenantry on his estate on his return after World War I.

Collections in the Midlands

In the Midlands we have over 150,000 objects in our collections. For conservation reasons some are rarely on display, but for the first time you can see them all online.

Brockhampton revealed

Brockhampton estate is revealing more items from its collections this year, giving you a greater insight into the people who have lived on the estate and the times they have experienced.

New portrait comes to Croome

A new portrait of Maria Gunning has arrived at Croome. 

The portrait was purchased at auction by Lord Flight and donated in November 2013 and is now undergoing conservation before going on display.