Illustration including squirrel, butterfly and chipmunk

Art & collections

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 our selection of autumnal works of art.

Showcasing our paintings and treasures

The 125 Treasures display at Petworth House

Special exhibitions guide 

We host art exhibitions at some of our most magnificent buildings and outdoor spaces. Take a look at our guide to discover events showcasing the work of Gustave Moreau, Grayson Perry, Beatrix Potter and more. You'll also find details of our upcoming 125 Treasures displays opening at many places this autumn.

Objects in focus

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