Endpapers in one of Nostell's book, supplied by Thomas Chippendale

Art & collections

Celebrating Thomas Chippendale
" A chair is a very difficult object. A skyscraper is almost easier. That is why Chippendale is famous."
New exhibitions in the spotlight
A Still Life of Flowers and Fruit by Cornelis de Heem Dyrham Park

Dutch masters unveiled at the Holburne Museum 

See some of the finest 17th-century Dutch pictures from our collections on show for the first time in the Prized Possessions exhibition at the Holburne Museum in Bath. This is the first major exhibition of the Trust’s paintings in 22 years. From 25 May to 16 September 2018.

A photo of an open page of The 'Canterbury Tales' Chaucer manuscript at Petworth

Introducing our remarkable collections 

We care for 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.

Focus on...
Carved Room at Petworth House

Paintings at our places 

Among the thousands of paintings at our places are the works of great masters such as John Singer Sargent, JMW Turner and Rembrandt. Learn more about our diverse collection.

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