Timorous Beasties The Fruit Looters Wallpaper

Art & collections

A Meissen porcelain figure of the Lady of the Order of the Pug, Fenton House

Introducing our remarkable collections 

We care for one of the world’s largest art and heritage collections. With close to one million objects at over 200 historic places, a surprise discovery awaits you around every corner.

Spotlight on...
Self-portrait the Artist hesitating between the Arts of Music and Painting by Angelica Kauffman

The great women artists in our collections 

We continue to mark 100 years since the anniversary of women's suffrage and salute the remarkable women connected to our places.
Here, we present some of the finest and most successful professional female artists in our collections and where to see examples of their work. Many defied the odds to break boundaries and become some of the greatest exponents in their field.

Detail of the white silk wedding dress worn by Mary Elizabeth Williams when she married George Hammond Lucy at Charlecote Park, Warwickshire

How to care for textiles and clothes 

From wedding veils to patchwork quilts passed down the generations – the secret to caring for precious textiles and clothing is to minimise handling and exposure to light, dirt, damp and insect attack.

Portraits in Blue Drawing Room at Coughton Court

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, as well as a number of showstopping contemporary artists. 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