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Behind-the-scenes filming at Sissinghurst, Kent | © National Trust Images/Arnhel de Serra

Virtual visit

Bring sweeping views to your own home with a virtual tour, or uncover a slice of Victorian history while out and about with a podcast. Wherever you are, we'll bring you back to nature, beauty and history with a virtual visit.

The Octavia Hill Lecture

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Octavia Hill Lecture 

The annual Octavia Hill Lecture is an opportunity for respected voices and commentators to lead us in reflecting on nature, beauty and history. Watch the 2024 lecture with guest speaker Professor Mary Beard. After the lecture, Professor Beard was in conversation with Gus Casely-Hayford.

Podcasts

Download episodes of National Trust podcasts for free and discover more about the the places we care for, wherever you are.

Entrance front of the Workhouse, Nottinghamshire
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National Trust Podcast: series eight 

Immerse yourself in the past or explore the natural world from your armchair in series eight of the National Trust Podcast, with new episodes every fortnight.

Puffins on the Farne Islands, Northumberland
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Nature podcasts playlist 

Wherever you are, take the UK's wildlife with you. Filled with stories of seals, butterflies, beavers and birds, explore remote beaches and mighty treetops with our nature podcast playlist.

The 5th Marquess of Anglesey, Henry Cyril Paget, posing on a chair in fancy costume, with winged helmet and adorned in jewels.
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LGBTQ podcast series with Clare Balding 

Listen to our podcast series with Clare Balding, exploring the lost and hidden LGBTQ stories from some of the special places in our care.

A painting of the racehorse Hambletonian by George Stubbs (1724–1806), at Mount Stewart House, County Down, Northern Ireland. One man in a top hat holds the horse's bridle while another holds a cloth to rub the horse down.
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125 Treasures series 

Join actress Alison Steadman in this podcast series as she delves into the stories behind five fascinating historical objects in the National Trust collections, from tapestries to obelisks.

Behind-the-scenes videos

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Behind the scenes 

Explore the stories of places in our care with behind-the-scenes videos. Watch Manchester's Castlefield Viaduct transform into a 'garden in the sky', take a virtual tour of Beatrix Potter's Cumbrian home and uncover an Anglo-Saxon burial ground in Suffolk.

Online exhibitions

Delve into our online exhibitions, where we showcase artworks, explore the history of our places, and share more of the collections in our care.

Painting of Saint Agatha, by Carlo Dolci, circa 1665-70 at Osterley Park, London

Treasures of Osterley 

Explore the story of the Child family of Osterley Park and discover the works of art they collected from around the globe, including a painting of Saint Agatha by the 17th-century Italian artist Carlo Dolci.

A green and gold-japanned serpentine dressing table by Thomas Chippendale, part of the collection at Nostell in Yorkshire

Chippendale Revealed 

Enjoy specially commissioned photography showing previously unseen and unique aspects of Thomas Chippendale's furniture from Nostell Priory, near Wakefield in Yorkshire.

Virtual tours

Bring beautiful garden scenes and outdoor views to your own home with a virtual tour.

A La Ronde, Devon
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A la Ronde, Devon 

Explore A la Ronde in Devon from the comfort of your own home by taking one of the 360-degree virtual tours of the Shell Gallery, Gantry or Drawing Room.

Statue of Father Time, Anglesey Abbey, Cambridgeshire

Anglesey Abbey garden, Cambridgeshire 

Take in the beauty of the herbaceous garden at Anglesey Abbey. There are neat rows of white and blue hyacinths to admire, and you can zoom into the statue of Father Time. The garden here is always changing with the seasons; this virtual tour transports you to spring.

Giant's Causeway, County Antrim
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Giant's Causeway, Northern Ireland 

Be transported to one of Northern Ireland's most spectacular coastal landscapes by taking one of our 360-degree virtual tours of the Giant's Causeway in Country Antrim.

Bumble bee on flowers at Hidcote, Gloucestershire
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Hidcote, Gloucestershire 

Take in the vibrant colours along the Red Borders, discover exotic species in the Plant House and enjoy magnificent views of the Old Garden with our 360-degree virtual tours of Hidcote.

Wildflower meadow at Holnicote Estate, Somerset

Holnicote, Somerset 

Take an interactive 360° virtual tour of the diverse landscapes and habitats on the Holnicote Estate. Explore beaver enclosures, ancient oak woodland, saltmarshes and more in this immersive audio experience, and learn about the vital work for nature in west Somerset.

A split image of the real Corfe Castle compared to the virtual build in Minecraft
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Explore virtual ruins in Minecraft 

Have you ever wondered what castles and historic ruins would look like in a virtual world? Watch the video to see Minecraft YouTuber Grian and historian Alice Loxton reimagine Corfe Castle with Minecraft: The Wild Update, and learn more about how you can get involved.

Sissinghurst Castle Garden, Kent

Sissinghurst Castle Garden, Kent 

Take a virtual tour of Sissinghurst Castle Garden, which is where the author Vita Sackville-West and her husband Harold lived in for decades. They fell in love with Sissinghurst and created a world-renowned garden – which you can see here.

Windmill at Wicken Fen, Cambridgeshire

Wicken Mill, Wicken Fen, Cambridgeshire 

See the iconic Wicken Mill at Wicken Fen in Cambridgeshire in this virtual tour, and look out across the field to a glorious sunset scene.

Historical archives with Findmypast

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Discover your history with Findmypast 

Wherever you are, unravel layers of history with family history website Findmypast. We've been collaborating with them to explore the 1921 Census of England and Wales. It’s helped us get closer to understanding what life was like at 10 of the places in our care during a time when people were recovering from war and pandemic. Learn about these stories and find out how you can look into your own family history. By clicking this link, you’ll access a third-party website. Please see their privacy policy for how they handle your personal data.

Looking through a magnifying glass at Quarry Bank Mill, Cheshire

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