Exhibitions

International artists, contemporary photography, stunning sculptures, local talent... Our houses are often used to showcase work both from the local community and worldwide.

  • Mr. Turner - an exhibition

    10 January - 11 March 2015

    This major art exhibition at Petworth House in West Sussex is inspired by Mike Leigh's award-winning film, Mr. Turner. It showcases more than 30 artworks including Turner paintings on loan from the Tate and V&A, rarely seen portraits of the artist, and personal objects belonging to Turner himself. There is also the chance to see 20 Turner paintings at Petworth and visit the Old Library, which was used as a studio by Turner and other artists, but not normally open to the public.

  • Sandham paintings go to Manchester

    29 November - 1 March 2015

    If you missed seeing the Stanley Spencer iconic First World War paintings outside their usual home at Sandham, whilst at Somerset House in 2013 or Pallant House Gallery in 2014, then now's your chance. Sixteen of the 19 paintings are on show at Manchester Art Gallery in the exhibition, Stanley Spencer: Heaven in a Hell of War and this will be the first time that the paintings have been this far north.

  • Death of a Hero

    16 November 2014 - 22 February 2015

    2015 marks the 50th anniversary of the death of Sir Winston Churchill. This unique exhibition at Chartwell, gives you the chance to see never-before-seen objects from our collection, including the flag that flew over Washington the day he died. Death of a hero will offer a unique insight into the passing of one of the most-loved statesmen in history and show how, in the words of Clementine Churchill, 'it wasn't a funeral - it was a triumph'.

  • Arthur's War

    3 November - 23 December, 11am-3pm

    In an inconspicuous black metal box, hidden away in Scotney Castle’s attic, a team of volunteers discovered a treasure trove of memorabilia from the personal collection of an officer from the First World War. It contained letters, diaries, photographs and battle plans belonging to Brigadier-General Arthur Hussey, the son of Edward Hussey III who built the mansion house at Scotney Castle.

  • Fashion with a ‘natural’ twist comes to Killerton

    Daily until 4 January 2015

    We are collaborating with the Centre for the Creative Industries at Exeter College to present an innovative show, including historic pieces from the Killerton collections as well as contemporary work by the students and artists and designers.

  • Art at Dinefwr

    Monthly exhibitions

    Dinefwr have a brand new art gallery space at Newton House and every month, there's a new exhibition of the work of some of the best artists in the country.

Bedroom by Jan Dunning at Rascal Shadows exhibition at Waddesdon © Jan Dunning

Bedroom by Jan Dunning at Rascal Shadows exhibition at Waddesdon

Trust New Art exhibitions 2014

We're running a series of art exhibitions, events, artists' residencies and commissions at our places again this year, as part of our programme of Trust New Art.

Loans to exhibitions

Vita Sackville-West, painted by Philip de László, 1910

Vita Sackville-West, painted by Philip de László, 1910

We lend items from our collections to many exhibitions around the world. Find out more about some of the items on show and where you can see them.

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