Art & collections
Objects in focus
Archaeologists discovered this 1st-century metal figure while digging near Wimpole Hall, Cambridgeshire. Recent cleaning and conservation have revealed remarkable details of a moustache and what may have been a popular East Anglian hair style.
This newly conserved portrait depicts one of the first scientists to describe the movement of blood between the heart and lungs. It's in the collection at Tatton Park, Cheshire and is the subject of the latest episode of Britain's Lost Masterpieces on the BBC.
Floral motifs have always been popular in ceramic decoration. This pair of Victorian white china vases at Arlington Court, Devon, boasts an attractive design of delicate snowdrops.
We look after many exquisite embroideries, including this 17th-century example of stumpwork embroidery at Fenton House, London. The work depicts the Biblical story of Abraham, Hagar and their son Ishmael.
The costume collection at Killerton, Devon includes this elegant woollen cape. Made in the 1890s, its decorated with embroidered cutwork and lined with pink silk.
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