Snowdrops painting

Art & collections

Exhibition highlights
Close up of hands holding open a 15th-century illustrated Book of Hours

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.

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Tapestry depicting the Homecoming of Ulysses

Great tapestries in our collections 

There are around 650 tapestries in the historic houses we care for. It's the largest collection of tapestries in Britain and one of the biggest in the world. Get closer to some of the most exceptional ones.

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