Art and collections resources

Bookshelves, a richly carved table, a longcase clock and a marble bust in a corner of the Library at Oxburgh Hall, Norfolk

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.

National Trust Bibliography (PDF / 1.734375MB) download

Specialist Collections Guides

Our Collections Guides provide you with a useful reference to our pictures, sculptures and collections at some of our places.

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.

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If you require an earlier edition of the ABC Bulletin or The Historic Houses and Collections Annual, please email us.