Discover the wealth of our collections - great art and treasures to see and enjoy throughout England, Wales and Northern Ireland
We have lots of extraordinary items in our collections with links to royalty. From the book that helped Henry VIII annul his marriage to Catherine of Aragon, to the chemise that is believed to have been worn by Mary Queen of Scots at her beheading at Fotherinhay Castle, these are just some of the objects in our collections.
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Enjoy our changing exhibitions, special displays, contemporary art and costumes.
We lend items from our collections to many exhibitions around the world. Find out where you can see them. Loans to exhibitions
Following the terrible fire at Clandon Park in Surrey on 29 April, an important amount of the collection has been saved thanks to the salvage operation. We are now assessing what has been rescued and determining what was lost.
Portrait of King James I of England and VI of Scotland purchased at auction for Montacute.
Painting by Gaspard Dughet, donated to Osterley Park by the estate of Sir Denis Mahon.
Portrait of a young British woman visiting Rome by Pompeo Batoni, allocated to Basildon Park.