Lady Adelaide Chetwynd-Talbot

Art & collections

Summer inspiration

Gustave Moreau exhibition at Waddesdon, A Rothschild House and Gardens in Buckinghamshire

Special exhibitions guide 

Enjoy our summer guide to current and future exhibitions at the places we look after. Take your pick from exhibitions showcasing the work of Gustave Moreau, Grayson Perry, Ladybird designs and Beatrix Potter illustrations to contemporary art installations and ceramics, fashion and the best in astrophotography.

Showcasing 125 Treasures
125 treasures

Celebrating 125 treasures in our collections 

From artistic masterpieces and vast tapestries to precious personal possessions, the range and breadth of the collections in our care is astonishing. Get closer to a selection of these remarkable objects featured in a new book – 125 Treasures from the Collections of the National Trust – and dig deeper into their stories.

Objects in focus

Interior view of Wightwick Manor

Introducing our remarkable collections 

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.

Illuminated manuscript at Oxburgh Hall in Norfolk

Festival of Archaeology 2021 

We care for many rich and diverse archaeological sites, from prehistoric monuments at Avebury in Wiltshire to the Anglo-Saxon burial ground of Sutton Hoo in Suffolk. Archaeology helps us to understand our places, and we are excited to be showcasing our work at the Festival of Archaeology 2021, taking place between Saturday 17 July and Sunday 1 August.

Tapestries in the spotlight

Conservation in action during the winter clean

Protect the buildings and collections in our care 

We're committed to protecting and preserving our nation’s great houses and other historical buildings, as well as the arts and collections in our care. Give today and together, we can ensure our shared history continues to inspire us all.

Recent acquisitions and publications

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