Back in 1895, we were founded with the aim of saving our nation's heritage and open spaces. 118 years later, we're still working hard to uphold these values.

One of six illustrations featured in The Enduring Relevance of Octavia Hill © Quentin Blake

One of six illustrations featured in The Enduring Relevance of Octavia Hill

The story of Octavia Hill in pictures

Take a look at the illustrations specially drawn by Quentin Blake for The Enduring Relevance of Octavia Hill, a new collection by think-tank Demos, about our founder Octavia Hill.

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Octavia Hill

Politician and historian Tristram Hunt describes the life and legacy of the extraordinary Octavia Hill - one of the founders of the National Trust.

50 things about us

Bet you never knew we own 35 pubs, or that Sir Isaac Newton's apple tree resides on our land? How about the little known fact that Stourhead was the inspiration for Lady Penelope's residence in the original Thunderbirds?

Where is it?

It's fair to say we look after a lot of things; from places and spaces to objects and artefacts. Find out more about the collections we manage and where you can see them in our 'Where is it' guide.