Detail of verdure tapestry at Cotehele, Cornwall

Art & collections

Elizabeth I

Great masterpieces in our collections 

Be inspired by some of the greatest masterpieces in our collections, chosen by the National Trust's Curator of Pictures and Sculpture. From Bosch and Burne-Jones to Rembrandt and Whistler, these are exceptional paintings on show among the 200 historic houses we care for.

Festive sparkle
Dutch masters in Prized Possessions at the Holburne Museum, Bath

Dutch masters unveiled at Petworth House in January 

See some of the finest 17th-century Dutch pictures from our collections on show together for the final stage of the Prized Possessions exhibition at Petworth House, West Sussex. This is the first major exhibition of the Trust’s paintings in 22 years. Opens 26 January 2019

Mural painting

William Morris and his Palace of Art at Red House 

The interiors of Red House in Kent are decorated with painted scenes from literature that held potent meanings for William Morris, founder of the Arts & Crafts movement. A new book by Tessa Wild, the former curator of Red House, sheds more light.

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