National Trust Podcast: series seven
Listen to series seven of the National Trust Podcast. From the communities celebrating blossom to the Anglo-Saxon ship buried at Sutton Hoo in Suffolk, find stories filled with history and nature.
Episode 127: A history of drag
Discovering drag opened up a new world of expression and performance for drag queen Misty Monique. Join Misty as she takes to the stage at Smallhythe Place in Kent and learns more about how this art form began in British theatre.Listen on mobile
Episode 126: The last voyage
When archaeologists at Sutton Hoo in Suffolk discovered an imprint of an Anglo-Saxon burial ship, it would be the most impressive medieval grave ever found in Europe. Embark on the ship's final journey and learn more about the people who took it to its resting place 1,400 years ago.Listen on mobile
Episode 125: The Cedar Children
In March 1939, a group of Jewish child refugees arrived in Waddesdon village after escaping Nazi Germany. Join presenter Diane Kenwood as she uncovers a story of survival and hope, and retraces the steps of the Cedar Children.Listen on mobile
Episode 124: A beginner's guide to geocaching
Go on a modern-day adventure at the 320-million-year-old Brimham Rocks in Yorkshire. Walk in the footsteps of dinosaurs, druids and Victorian day-trippers as you explore this rugged landscape on a geocaching treasure hunt.Listen on mobile
Episode 123: A garden fit for Bridgerton
Take a tour of Claremont Landscape Garden in Surrey, which once hosted parties described as the lovechild of a festival and a garden party. Hear tales from Claremont's heyday and learn about the Georgian trends that inspired Bridgerton's dramatic storylines.Listen on mobile
Episode 122: Escape to adventure island
Journey out from England's south-west coast to explore the birthplace of the Scout movement, Brownsea Island in Dorset. Spend a night under the trees and discover how history and the outdoors combine to create an unforgettable camping experience. This episode is supported by camping and outdoor specialists, Vango.Listen on mobile
Episode 121: The secret sky garden
Join us on a journey through time as we explore the rich past and promising future of Castlefield Viaduct – a Victorian railway bridge transformed into a green oasis along the Manchester skyline.Listen on mobile
Episode 120: The horse on the staircase
Revisit one of our favourite episodes from the archives. Join actor Alison Steadman as she explores the story behind Hambletonian, Rubbing Down – a painting by George Stubbs. Learn more about this controversial treasure and the events that led to a court case.Listen on mobile
Episode 119: Spooky nights and glowing lights
Discover the secrets of Stockbridge Down in Hampshire after nightfall. Follow Ranger Kate Martin as she searches for glow worms, one of the UK's most mysterious species, and learn why this place was the setting of some grisly behaviour.Listen on mobile
Episode 118: Winging it in the city
Meet the busy birding community in Leeds City Centre. Visit the local clock tower to find peregrine falcons, discover top tips for spotting species and hear about how one woman's feathered friends helped her on a difficult journey. This episode is supported by leading wildlife specialists, CJ Wildlife.Listen on mobile
Episode 117: Cherry's lost blossoms
Join us as we celebrate the beauty of blossom. Hear the story of how a Victorian and a potato saved Japan’s lost blooms, visit an international Hanami party in London and learn about a coastal blossom community project in Plymouth. This podcast episode is supported by Blue Diamond Garden Centres.Listen on mobile
National Trust Podcast series seven trailer
Series seven of the National Trust Podcast launches on 2 May 2023. Join us as we recreate the Anglo-Saxon journey to Sutton Hoo in Suffolk, go on a geocaching quest on the Yorkshire moors and look behind the scenes of drag history.Listen to the trailer
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Tillie's time tales
Stumble back in time with Tillie, who's exploring Hadrian's Wall when she accidentally goes back 2,000 years. Discover the history of the Romans who once guarded the border, learn some Latin insults and meet some ancient pets as Tillie works out how to get back home.
Ranger Rae and the Wildlifers
Uncover the world of UK waterways and the wildlife that call it home in our first kids’ story. Join Ranger Rae and her band of animal heroes as they rescue some kayakers who’ve got themselves into a bit of trouble.
Discover special episodes
Episode 116: Special episode: Seasons by the sea
Experience life on Blakeney Point in Norfolk as it transforms throughout the year. From the mass arrival of seal pups in winter to the noisy feathered-frenzy of summer, discover how a remote stretch of shingle coastline is home to some of the UK's most unique wildlife.Listen on mobile
Episode 115: Special episode: The Children's Country House
A disco ball and portraits with speech bubbles are perhaps not what you'd expect to see when visiting a historic property, but at the UK's first Children's Country House, anything could happen. Join Curator, James Grasby, as he explores this place filled with surprises at every turn.Listen on mobile
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