Art & collections
Objects in focus
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.
Founded in 1687, the Order of the Thistle is the highest chivalric honour awarded in Scotland. This robe, in the collection at Ham House, Surrey, was worn by Lionel Tollemache, 4th Earl of Dysart, who was invested into the order in 1743.
Bishop William Morgan translated the Bible into Welsh for the first time in 1588. Only 24 original copies remain, including this one at Tŷ Mawr Wybrnant. A new hydro-electric turbine there is helping protect it from damp.
This earthenware water-jar (also known as an ‘Olla’) can be seen at Gawthorpe Hall, Lancashire. It was made by the A’shiwi (Zuni) Tribe in Western New Mexico in the late 19th century.
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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