Art and collections resources
Our many research publications and guides provide much more detailed information on our collections.
Our Bibliography lists over 4,000 books and articles published about our places and collections.
Specialist Collections Guides
Our Collections Guides provide you with a useful reference to our pictures, sculptures and collections at some of our places.
- A guide to the Pictures at Powis Castle (PDF / 1.4228515625MB) download
- The pictures at Polesden Lacey (PDF / 1.8447265625MB) download
- Stourhead - illustrated list of paintings and sculptures (PDF / 1.6279296875MB) download
- Cragside - list of pictures and sculptures (PDF / 1.0263671875MB) download
- Blickling Hall - illustrated picture list (PDF / 1.794921875MB) download
- Sizergh Castle - list of pictures and sculpture (PDF / 1.0859375MB) download
- Ham House - the Green Closet minatures and cabinet pictures (PDF / 3.2177734375MB) download
- The Argory - historic lighting (PDF / 1.9990234375MB) download
- The National Trust Carriage Museum at Arlington Court (PDF / 0.744140625MB) download
- Kingston Lacy - illustrated picture list (PDF / 1.919921875MB) download
- Chirk Castle - My Grandfather, A Modern Medievalist The Life of the 8th Lord Howard de Walden (PDF / 1.2734375MB) download
- The Libraries at Calke Abbey (PDF / 2.140625MB) download
- Chinese Wallpaper in National Trust Houses (PDF / 3.48046875MB) download
- Picture Frames at Ham House (PDF / 1.94140625MB) download
Historic Houses & Collections Annual
The Historic Houses and Collections Annual offers readers an absorbing insight into the latest curatorial research, including features on architecture, garden and interior design, collections and libraries, along with a selection of some of the most important recent acquisitions.
You can read the Historic Houses & Collections Annual online:
Arts, Buildings & Collections Bulletin
The Arts, Buildings & Collections Bulletin, or ABC Bulletin, showcases the latest curatorial and conservation news, projects and expertise at the National Trust.
The National Trust’s Cultural Heritage Publishing team is currently reviewing the publication to see how we can improve it to better meet the needs of its diverse readership. It is scheduled to return in a new format in mid-2019 with a wider variety of articles and features. We apologise to readers for the current hiatus.
If you would like to receive the Arts, Buildings & Collections Bulletin direct to your inbox, please email us.
- ABC Bulletin Summer 2018 (PDF / 1.5078125MB) download
- ABC Bulletin Spring 2018 (PDF / 2.828125MB) download
- ABC Bulletin Winter 2017 (PDF / 1.34765625MB) download
- ABC Bulletin Autumn 2017 (PDF / 1.3486328125MB) download
- ABC Bulletin Summer 2017 (PDF / 2.5283203125MB) download
- ABC Bulletin Spring 2017 (PDF / 1.3134765625MB) download
- ABC Bulletin Winter 2016 (PDF / 2.4560546875MB) download
- ABC Bulletin Autumn 2016 (PDF / 2.328125MB) download
- ABC Bulletin Summer 2016 (PDF / 1.798828125MB) download
- ABC Bulletin Spring 2016 (PDF / 2.287109375MB) download
- ABC Bulletin Winter 2015-2016 (PDF / 2.2470703125MB) download
- ABC Bulletin Autumn 2015 (PDF / 2.1279296875MB) download
- ABC Bulletin Summer 2015 (PDF / 2.3193359375MB) download
- ABC Bulletin Spring 2015 (PDF / 1.8095703125MB) download
- ABC Bulletin Winter 2014-15 (PDF / 1.33203125MB) download
- ABC Bulletin Autumn 2014 (PDF / 1.8857421875MB) download
- ABC Bulletin Summer 2014 (PDF / 0.8203125MB) download
- ABC Bulletin Spring 2014 (PDF / 0.5517578125MB) download
- ABC Bulletin Winter 2013-14 (PDF / 1.4736328125MB) download
If you require an earlier edition of the ABC Bulletin or The Historic Houses and Collections Annual, please email us.