Art & collections
Objects in focus
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.
In the 19th century the kitchens of Petworth would have produced on average 100 meals a day and the kitchens still boast a vast array of copper pots and pans.
Dunham’s state bed
The state bed in the Queen Anne Room at Dunham Massey, Cheshire, dates from 1685. It is hung with thick velvet drapes and adorned with ostrich feathers.
Made in the 1830s, this ormolu 3-light chandelier at Saltram, Devon, is a rare survival. Originally designed to burn colza oil, it was fitted with paraffin oil lamps at the end of the 19th century.
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