Collection highlights at our places

Want to delve into the objects and works of art in the houses and world-class collections we care for? Browse all our collections content in one place.

The Drawing Room at Peckover House and Garden, Cambridgeshire
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Trelissick house - behind the facade

Trelissick, Cornwall

Discover the rooms with a view inside the impressive exterior of Trelissick house.

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Treasures of Osterley exhibition at Osterley Park

Explore the rise to fame and fortune of the Child family and discover the works of art they collected from around the globe in a new exhibition at Osterley Park. The centrepiece of the exhibition is the recently acquired painting of Saint Agatha by the 17th-century Italian artist Carlo Dolci.

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Between naturalism and fantasy: the art of Beatrix Potter

We house the single largest collection of Beatrix Potter's published illustrations, as well as a treasure trove of letters, photographs, unpublished drawings and manuscripts. What do her works reveal about her commitment to scientific accuracy and imaginative exploration?

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LoudsPEAKer exhibition: connecting young people to the Dark Peak landscape

Kinder, Edale and the Dark Peak, Derbyshire

LoudsPEAKer is an inspiring and vital exhibition curated by artists Trish and Nick from INSTAR, that connects young people in Sheffield to the dramatic Dark Peak landscape.

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Artist in Residence

Dinefwr, Carmarthenshire

Art exhibition John Abell: Becca and her Children

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Discover the House at Anglesey Abbey

Anglesey Abbey, Gardens and Lode Mill, Cambridgeshire

Join us as we explore how nature is hidden throughout the collection and how our team of conservation assistants care for it.

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Objects from our Beatrix Potter collection

Hill Top, Cumbria

The collection we care for at Hill Top and the Gallery, left to us by Beatrix Potter, totals over 1433 objects in the house and over 2200 works on paper. Its range gives us a glimpse inside Beatrix Potter's magpie mind.

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Art and collections resources

Our many research publications and guides provide lots more detailed information on our collections.

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Anthony Twentyman: Where art meets nature

Dudmaston, Shropshire

In partnership with Wolverhampton Art Gallery, this new exhibition at Dudmaston Hall celebrates the work of local painter and sculptor Anthony Twentyman.

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The Beetlewing dress takes flight

Smallhythe Place, Kent

This October, we say a temporary farewell to the iconic Beetlewing dress. To prepare it for its journey to London and then Boston in 2021, the dress is being removed for a year so it can rest and be properly condition checked before the complex process of transportation can begin.

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Reading Red House this Christmas

Red House, London

Christmas with a twist at Red House. See our traditional medieval decorations combined with an exploration into the world of medieval literature that inspired the Pre-Raphaelite artists to decorate Red House. Fri 8 Nov - Sun 15 Dec

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Silver Afghan Table

Kedleston Hall, Derbyshire

A silver table topped with blue lapis lazuli, Afghanistan.

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Cauldrons to coffins: creepy curios in our collection

To get into the Halloween spirit, we've put together a selection of macabre and creepy objects from our collection to send shivers down your spine.

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The Marian Hangings at Oxburgh

Oxburgh Hall, Norfolk

Now on permanent loan to Oxburgh Hall from the Victoria and Albert Museum, these finely crafted embroideries were the work of Mary Queen of Scots and Bess of Hardwick, between 1569 and 1584.

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Loans to exhibitions

Each year we lend dozens of items from our collections to external exhibitions. You might be surprised to find out where our objects travel to.

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Discover Greyfriars' collection

Greyfriars' House and Garden, Worcestershire

Local items can tell a story about a house, its people, history and traditions.

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Open all year round - making the most of your visit

Wightwick Manor and Gardens, West Midlands

Find out when the roses bloom and the house sparkles

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A talented young artist at Plas Newydd

Plas Newydd House and Gardens, Anglesey

Rex Whistler, born in 1905, was commissioned to paint a conversation-piece in the Dining Room. Rex fell in love with the family's eldest daughter - Lady Caroline. Rex spent much time with the family in the 1930s, becoming a great friend to the 7th Marquess.