Exhibitions

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

  • Fashion with a ‘natural’ twist comes to Killerton

    Daily from 15 February 2014

    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.

  • The Goldsmiths Company at Belton House

    Exhibition runs from 8 March – 2 November during house opening times.

    As part of a whole year dedicated to design, Belton House welcomes the Goldsmiths’ Company and the Studio Silver Today exhibition. This is the culmination of a five-year partnership between the Goldsmiths' and the Trust. Acclaimed silversmith Angela Cork will be working in the house most Saturdays and one lucky visitor will win a Belton-inspired piece of contemporary silverware.

  • Unravelling Uppark

    4 May - 2 November 2014

    This exhibition supported by Arts Council England, showcases the work of leading artists inspired by Uppark’s elegant Georgian interiors, sumptuous Grand Tour collection and larger than life historical characters.

  • Heroes of Adventure

    7 June - 16 November 2014

    To mark the centenary of the First World War, Quarry Bank is exploring the effects of the War on the Greg family and workers alike in their new exhibition Heroes of Adventure. It follows the lives of siblings Madge, Helen, Arthur and Bobby, as well as Arthur's fiancee Marian, and mill workers and cousins Edward Cooper and Alfred Sprowson.

  • Mottisfont Open Show

    27 September – 16 November 2014

    This autumn, Mottisfont hosts its biggest ever annual Open Show, with over 90 works on display from local artists. There's a wide range of themes and media on show, from landscapes to portraits, sculptures to embroideries, created from oils, watercolours, plaster, resin, textiles, even smoke.

  • Death of a hero at Chartwell

    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'.

  • 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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