Discover Queen Victoria's special affection for Hughenden resident Benjamin Disraeli in this new exhibition. Over the course of 20 years the Queen showered Disraeli with gifts, letters and keepsakes which her prime minister regarded as 'more precious than rubies'.
A fungus previously unknown to world science has been discovered on our land at Wolstonbury Hill. What was thought to be one species, Big Blue Pinkgill (Entoloma bloxamii), has been proven by mycologists at Kew Gardens to be at least four different species in a ground-breaking find.
From 9 May, London College of Fashion, UAL, presents Footnotes, an exhibition of artist responses to the College’s historic shoe archive hosted throughout Sutton House. The exhibition reveals objects from London College of Fashion, UAL’s eclectic archive including 1930s orthopaedic footwear, silk slippers from the 1800s and even a shoe made for a sheep.
2018 marks the 100 year anniversary of women achieving the vote. Across the Trust, we are exploring the stories and impact of women at the special places we care for in our Women and Power programme. Find out about the powerful women of Smallhythe Place and their roles in the suffrage movement.
Encounter the work of six contemporary artists throughout the house and grounds at Knole from Thursday 17 May. The progression towards equality is highlighted through the stories of women who have contributed to Knole’s spirit and history.
Stretch your legs on a walk to, from and around our special places in the South East. Walk among the wildlife and marvel at the spring colour. When you come and see nature wake up, you’re helping us look after nature for everyone.
Interested in making the most of your National Trust membership? Why not join your local supporter group in London and the South East?
It's a great way to meet people and to enjoy special talks, visits, holidays and other social and fundraising events.
You'll also be helping a great cause.
There are holiday cottages for you to enjoy across the South East from a lighthouse keepers cottage in Kent to garden retreats in Sussex. And every time you stay, you're supporting our conservation work too. How good is that?