Art & collections
Objects in focus
After years of historical detective work, nine lost statues of the ‘Muses’ – goddesses of the creative arts and poetry – have been recreated and installed in the gardens at Stowe, Buckinghamshire.
Floral motifs have always been popular in ceramic decoration. This pair of Victorian white china vases at Arlington Court, Devon, boasts an attractive design of delicate snowdrops.
Winter is a time for snuggling under blankets. This beautifully hand-embroidered bedspread at Standen House, West Sussex, may be the work of William's daughter May.
Before the invention of rubber hot-water bottles stoneware ones were used. Although many were cylindrical in shape, this circular one at A La Ronde, Devon, would have slid easily under blankets.
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.
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