Art and collections
Explore one of the world’s largest art and heritage collections. With more than one million objects, with stories to tell, at over 200 historic places there is lots to discover.
With its bright colours, natural spectacles and abundant harvests, autumn has inspired artists for generations. From paintings and tapestries to ceramics, discover autumn scenes in our care.
We look after the largest collection of tapestries in Britain and one of the largest in the world. Discover some examples of this outstanding craftmanship at the places in our care.
Explore a selection from more than half a million books and manuscripts in the collections we care for. Libraries Curator Tim Pye takes a closer look at some of the most significant works.
Historical fashion treasures can be discovered in numerous National Trust houses.
Sir Joshua Reynolds was the leading portrait painter of the 18th century, admired for being able to capture an individual’s distinctive personality. We look after the largest collection of his works in a historic house setting, including 76 oil paintings.
100 Paintings from the Collections of the National Trust showcases works by some of the most renowned European artists of all time, cared for by the Trust and housed in its properties.
Discover the history and development of portrait photography through a selection of images from the collections in our care.
From electric jewellery to Sir Winston Churchill's golden winkle shell, discover fascinating curiosities and inventions in the collections we care for.
Explore the stories behind the illustrations, sketches and letters of this legendary author, preserved by the National Trust at her former home in the Lake District.
See the breadth of our collection of works of art, furniture and more: we care for around a million objects at over 200 historic places, there’s a surprise discovery around every corner.
Discover some of the most recent acquisitions and the stories behind them, from paintings and objects kindly donated to the National Trust to those purchased with funds raised thanks to the generosity of visitors.
Explore just some of the paintings, prints, drawings, sculpture, ceramics and furniture that we lend to museums and galleries around the world, so they can be enjoyed by millions of people.
The National Trust publishes two illustrated research journals every year, containing expert insights into our places and collections, curatorial content, and the latest conservation news.
National Trust conservationists know a thing or two about protecting valuable items. Get some top tips to protect your precious objects.
A National Trust conservator explains how to identify insect pests like clothes moths, carpet beetles and silverfish and prevent the damage they can do in your home.