William Morris wallpaper called Daisy

Art & collections

Celebrating William Morris

Exhibition highlights
Painted views
Turner's sketch of Brackenthwaite and the place itself

A real head Turner 

Brackenthwaite Hows, a breathtaking viewpoint in the Lake District, has recently been acquired by the Trust. It was sketched by world famous artist JMW Turner on his first visit to the Lake District in 1787. Brackenthwaite was a popular tourist stop in the Georgian and Victorian eras. There are many landscape paintings that depict places in our care, uncover some of the most notable.

Objects in focus this month

Some of the greats
Armour helmets hanging on the wall in Dragon at Snowshill Manor, Gloucestershire

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.

Spotlight on...
Copy of Kim and letter from Apsley Cherry-Garrard to Rudyard Kipling

Kim by Rudyard Kipling, 'an object I love at Wimpole' 

In our latest Curator’s blog, National Trust Libraries Curator Tim Pye shares his fascination with a copy of 'Kim' by Rudyard Kipling from the collection at Wimpole Hall, Camrbidgeshire. He uncovers the unexpected connection it holds to Captain Scott’s ill-fated expedition to the Antarctic.

Places with collections we recommend

Petworth, West Sussex

Inspired by the Baroque palaces of Europe and nestled in the South Downs, Petworth House displays the finest art collection in the care of the National Trust.

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Grantham, Lincolnshire

The perfect English country house?

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Sevenoaks, Kent

Be part of a 400 year history of visiting Knole

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Recent acquisitions and loans

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