North West

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New for 2019 in the North West  

Discover new exhibitions at special places in the North West, uncover previously untold stories from the past and see artworks from the National Portrait Gallery on display.

Start the year with a new adventure

A print depicting the Peterloo Massacre in Manchester.

Marking the bicentenary of the Peterloo Massacre 

In 2019 we'll be shining a light on two places in the North West with connections to the Peterloo Massacre and discovering more about their stories through art.

Artist Serena Korda installs her ceramic mushroom artwork

What's on in the North West 

From temporary exhibitions and guided tours, to seasonal events and workshops, there's always something new to discover at special places in the North West.

Volunteers repairing a drystone wall

Volunteering opportunities in the North West  

You don't need to be an expert or a history buff to volunteer for the National Trust. If you've got enthusiasm and a bit of time to spare, we'd love to hear from you at any of the special places we look after in the North West.

The castle like appreance of a cottage with garden in full bloom

Holidays in the Lakes - latest news 

A UNESCO World Heritage Site, there's so much to explore on a holiday in the Lake District.