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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Shining a spotlight on Ickworth's collection

Explore the works of art featured in the new dramatically lit exhibition of light and dark at the grand 18th-century Palladian building of Ickworth, Suffolk.

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Rossetti, pre the Pre-Raphaelites - Exhibition at Wightwick Manor

Wightwick Manor and Gardens, West Midlands

His paintings of flame-haired women define the style that he is best known for. In 2019 we discovered the early work of Dante Gabriel Rossetti, before he created the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood. Until the end of February 2020, come along to see an accessible version of this exhibition in our Billiard Room.

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Discover the House at Anglesey Abbey

Anglesey Abbey, Gardens and Lode Mill, Cambridgeshire

Discover how Anglesey Abbey transformed from a monastic priory to a gentleman’s home through ten unique objects. Each object has been carefully selected to tell a story of Anglesey Abbey, from a portrait of Henry VIII to a musical, 18th century clock.

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Petworth Dark Skies

Petworth, West Sussex

Join us at Petworth for this exciting weekend of activities in celebration of the night sky as part of our Skyscape exhibition season. A weekend of lantern decorating and processions, natural voice singing, workshops and activities from award-winning authors, artists and performers plus stargazing in celebration of our inspiring skies. Take a look at each day for the full programme.

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Winter at Anglesey Abbey

Anglesey Abbey, Gardens and Lode Mill, Cambridgeshire

With the gardens and restaurant open from 9.30am, join us for that perfect early morning walk to blow away the cobwebs.

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Artist in Residence at Dinefwr

Dinefwr, Carmarthenshire

Art exhibition John Abell: Becca and her Children

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Learning through art at Beningbrough

Beningbrough Hall, Gallery and Gardens, North Yorkshire

In the arts focussed programme, a picture paints a thousand words and in this session school children use the pieces on the wall or in the latest exhibition to become portrait detectives and shed light on some surprising stories behind the art.

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'Adornments' by Carla van de Puttelaar

Lacock, Wiltshire

An exhibition of the work of Dutch artist Carla van de Puttelaar, entitled Adornments, will be on display at the Fox Talbot Museum at Lacock, from 25 January to 12 July 2020

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Belton House, Lincolnshire

Built for Sir John Brownlow in the 1680s, the mansion has all the design features of a classic country house. Inside, the wealth of the Belton estate is immediately apparent, with grand display rooms and impressive collections of porcelain, silver, paintings and books.

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National Trust Celebrates 125 Birthday- a look back at Mount Stewart

Mount Stewart, County Down

As National Trust Celebrates its 125 Birthday, join us as we take a look at what Mount Stewart has been up to through the years.

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Black Raven Gallery

Dinefwr, Carmarthenshire

Welcome to our brand new exhibition space at Dinefwr - The Black Raven Gallery.

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The Museum at Smallhythe Place

Smallhythe Place, Kent

The museum at Smallhythe Place plays homage to the life and career of Victorian actress Dame Ellen Terry. With over 9500 artefacts from her personal and professional life, the collection here explores her history and unravels hidden secrets of how she became an international celebrity.

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Fashioned from paper at Knole by Delicarta

Knole, Kent

Fashioned from Paper at Knole (Sat 3 March – Sun 7 Nov 2020), sees paper artist Denise Watson (aka Delicarta), taking inspiration from 600 years of portraiture at Knole with her exquisitely detailed paper costumes.

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Italian Lake Scene painting by Sir Winston Churchill

Chartwell, Kent

Painting became an antidote to pressure and strain for Churchill. This one, painted in 1945 after losing the general election, embodies his response to the most difficult moments in his life.

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'A Dress Fit for a King' - The story of Ann Bangham

Berrington Hall, Herefordshire

Get a first-hand look at a piece of Berrington's history...

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House at Basildon Park

Basildon Park, Berkshire

Explore Basildon Park, a stunning Georgian mansion surrounded by parkland. Once the home of Lord and Lady Iliffe, it played host to many glamourous parties in the 1950s.

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Potted history of houseplants in our houses and collections

Discover the history of houseplants and find inspiring ideas for plants to grow at home.

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The Bankes family home

Kingston Lacy, Dorset

The house at Kingston Lacy in Dorset is a treasure trove of art work and the exotic, all courtesy of the Bankes family and their colourful past. Book your timed ticket house entry now via the What's on page.