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Art & collections

Oak and cedar cabinet with ivory veneer, Ham House

Introducing our remarkable collections 

We care for one of the world’s largest art and heritage collections. With close to one million objects at over 200 historic places, a surprise discovery awaits you around every corner.

Spotlight on...
Edmond Brock, Circe and the Sirens, 1925

Garden of the imagination: Lady Londonderry’s Mount Stewart 

To mark 100 years since the anniversary of women's suffrage, we're shining a light on some remarkable women from our places and how they've shaped our cultural heritage.
Edith, Lady Londonderry (1878-1959) was a powerful suffrage campaigner, but also created the celebrated gardens of Mount Stewart in Northern Ireland. Nearly 100 years on, they continue to resonate with her unique personality and artistic vision.
Neil Porteous, Head of Gardens at Mount Stewart, uncovers Edith’s vision and influences.

Pair of flower pyramids on display in the Diogenes Room at Dyrham Park

Object in focus: the pyramid vase 

Pyramid vases were made in Delft, Holland in the last decades of the 17th century. Designed to hold cut flowers, especially tulips, and decorated to resemble Chinese porcelain, they were all the rage in aristocratic households. Dyrham Park in Gloucestershire has an exquisite pair.

Portraits in Blue Drawing Room at Coughton Court

Paintings at our places 

Among the thousands of paintings at our places are the works of great masters such as John Singer Sargent, JMW Turner and Rembrandt, as well as a number of showstopping contemporary artists. Learn more about our diverse collection.

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