A nautilus shell from The Rothschild Treasury, Waddesdon Manor, Bucks

Art & collections

Sir Thomas More and his Family (after Hans Holbein the Younger)

Introducing our remarkable treasures 

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.

Advent calendar
The Madonna and Child with Two Music-making Angels by Gerard David (Oudewater 1460 - Bruges 1523)

Day 10: Baby Jesus 

Count down the days to Christmas in 24 wondrous treasures from our collection with our unique Christmas advent calendar of festive objects.

Winter exhibition highlights

Objects in focus

Latest from the Curator's blog
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