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, (ABC), showcases the latest curatorial and conservation news, projects and expertise at the National Trust.

The National Trust’s Cultural Heritage Publishing team paused production of ABC in mid-2018 to review and re-design the publication. ABC returned in autumn 2019 and, from 2020, will be published in three annual editions.

If you would like to receive the Arts, Buildings & Collections Bulletin direct to your inbox, please email us.

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2014 editions:

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