Illustration including squirrel, butterfly and chipmunk

Art & collections

Seasonal highlights
A Still Life of Flowers and Fruit by Cornelis de Heem Dyrham Park

Autumn scenes and stories in our collections 

Fall into our collections with this selection of autumnal works of art. Autumn, with its fiery colours, abundant harvest and seasonal traditions, has inspired many eye-catching works creations and designs.

Showcasing our paintings and treasures


Discover how we care for historical treasures

At the Royal Oak Foundation Conservation Studio at Knole in Kent, National Trust conservation specialists are hard at work preserving historical objects – many of which are hundreds of years old. Watch how conservators use different techniques and equipment to restore precious items such as a Sgabello chair that's over 400 years old, and a painting featured in our 100 Paintings book being returned to its former glory.

Mary Prince

Reflecting on inspirational black histories 

This Black History Month, the National Trust's podcast producer explores stories of black history connected to the places and collections we look after. He also reflects on other inspirational figures, finding new connections between British history, everyday lives and the Trust today.

Objects in focus

Exhibitions to explore

Interior view of Wightwick Manor

Introducing our remarkable collections 

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.

Tapestries in the spotlight

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.

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