Morris and fruit

Art & collections

Photography and books spotlight
Images from 'A Portrait of the National Trust'

125 Portraits online exhibition 

Preview our new online photography exhibition, showcasing black and white portraits from our new book, 'A Portrait of the National Trust: 125 stories for 125 years’. Come face-to-face with some of the extraordinary people who support our cause and discover the stories behind the images.

Double-paged coloured engraving

Great books in our collections 

From Renaissance manuscripts, Persian poetry, song books and sonnets, to a Welsh bible from 1630, we look after more than 400,000 books and manuscripts. Libraries Curator, Tim Pye, takes a closer look at some of the most significant works in our care.

Our latest report
Details of three portraits

Addressing our stories of colonialism and historic slavery 

The legacies of colonialism and historic slavery are reflected in the nation’s places, buildings and collections, including those looked after by the National Trust. We're committed to uncovering, exploring and sharing these histories. Learn more about these connections and download our recently published report into colonialism and historic slavery in full.

Objects in focus

Doccia wine fountain at Ickworth, Suffolk

Introducing our remarkable treasures 

We look after one of the world’s largest art and heritage collections. With more than one million objects at over 200 historic places - including over 400,000 book titles - a surprise discovery awaits you around every corner.

Conservator checking a painting

Protect the buildings and collections in our care 

We're committed to protecting and preserving our nation’s great houses and other historical buildings, as well as the arts and collections in our care. Give today and together, we can help nature recover, bring people closer to it, and ensure our shared history continues to inspire us all. Thank you for your continued support.

Recent acquisitions and publications

Explore our collections

The majority of objects in our care are recorded on our National Trust Collections website. You'll find many intriguing items to explore at places near you