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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Lapis Lazuli Cabinet

Belton House, Lincolnshire

Now restored and re-gilded, Viscount Tyrconnel’s stunning lapis lazuli cabinet, brought back from his Grand Tour over 300 years ago, can be seen jewel-like in Belton's blue bedroom dressing room.

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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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Inside Nunnington Hall

Nunnington Hall, North Yorkshire

Over the past 450 years the house and estate has been altered to suit a succession of owners and tenants. But the house we see today is a fascinating combination of renovation and re-purpose, creating the atmospheric and comfortable home.

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Introducing our remarkable collections

We care for one of the world’s largest art and heritage collections. With close to one million objects at over 200 historic places, a surprise discovery awaits you around every corner.

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Collection highlights at Greys Court

Greys Court, Oxfordshire

Find out what our House Steward thinks are some of the top objects to spot around the house.

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Visit the house at Hatchlands

Hatchlands Park, Surrey

Between April and October you can explore six beautifully restored rooms, see some of Robert Adam’s earliest work, plus wonderful collections of paintings and musical instruments brought together by our tenant Alec Cobbe.

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Great masterpieces in our collections

Be inspired by some of the greatest masterpieces in our collections. From Bosch and Burne-Jones to Rembrandt and Whistler, these are exceptional paintings on show among the 200 historic houses we care for.

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The history of Treasurer's House

Treasurer's House, York, North Yorkshire

Discover a house with a 2,000 year history including an allegedly haunted cellar and how one man created his version of a historic house to showcase his rather unique collection.

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A Woman's Place events

Knole, Kent

Alongside the art installations, A Woman's Place will include some special events where you can find out more about the artists' inspiration for the project and the unique stories of Knole's women. Join us for guided walks in the garden, live art in the Orangery, and a discussion with the curators.

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The Berrington Garden Project

Berrington Hall, Herefordshire

Discover more about the Berrington Garden Project and how you can support us.

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Monk's House

Monk's House, East Sussex

The 16th-century cottage of Virginia and Leonard Woolf. Full of Bloomsbury treasures, the house reflects its owners and their guests which included T S Eliot and E M Forster.

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Winter cleaning in the house

Calke Abbey, Derbyshire

While the house is closed for the winter season, the house team are busy with their winter cleaning and conservation. Find out what happens behind closed doors.

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Plan your visit to Treasurer's House

Treasurer's House, York, North Yorkshire

Discover the large collection, historic rooms and more about the man who made them on a special tour. Relax in the award winning city garden or head to the shop around the corner as part of your visit to this elegant townhouse tucked behind York Minster.

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Cleaning the dolls' houses

Calke Abbey, Derbyshire

The dolls' houses and their 210 contents are cleaned once a year. Find out more about this fascinating process.

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By special invitation to Treasurer's House

Treasurer's House, York, North Yorkshire

Join a small and exclusive guided tour and learn more about the eccentric owner and his special gift of Treasurer's House to the National Trust - the first to be gifted complete with its collection.

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The Textile Conservation Studio

The Textile Conservation Studio, Norfolk

The Textile Conservation Studio, based in Norfolk is a specialist conservation treatment facility. The Senior National Conservator, Textiles and Studio Lead, Maria Jordan works with a team of nine professionally trained and accredited conservators.

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Petworth House downloadable house tour

Petworth, West Sussex

Unfortunately the house is now closed due to the national lockdown but you can discover more about Petworth House with our downloadable house tour. <br><br> The tour will give you an overview of the history of the house and family as well as pointing out highlights in the collection.

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Winter at Anglesey Abbey

Anglesey Abbey, Gardens and Lode Mill, Cambridgeshire

We are pleased to be able to keep our Gardens open and provide much needed green space and access to nature for our local community. This winter season, join us for your local walk at Anglesey Abbey and experience the Winter Garden at its best with snowdrops in bloom once again.