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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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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Discover the house at Greys Court

Greys Court, Oxfordshire

​Explore a house described as 'a haven of peace and quietness for those in need' at Greys Court.

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Exhibition at Sutton Hoo

Sutton Hoo, Suffolk

Step into the High Hall exhibition to discover more about the world of the Anglo-Saxons and the incredible objects unearthed at Sutton Hoo. From the 31 October the High Hall exhibition will be open at weekends only.

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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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Our latest acquisitions

The collections at our places are always growing as additional items come into our care. See what new treasures are on display near you.

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Treasures in the collection at Petworth

Petworth, West Sussex

This year the National Trust are celebrating a Year of Treasures with the release of the book 125 Treasures. Discover five of the featured artefacts at Petworth, with many in new displays for up-close viewing along with their fascinating stories from Sat 4 Sep to Fri 26 Nov.

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The Treasure House at Nostell

Nostell, West Yorkshire

Created by generations of the Winn family, Nostell was built to impress. From Robert Adam interiors to a world-class Chippendale collection, explore the rich history of this northern treasure house.

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What to expect from your visit to Red House

Red House, London

Read on to find out everything you need to know about your visit to Red House and how to book your tickets.

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Art and collections publications

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

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Highlights of the Killerton house collection

Killerton, Devon

Collection Assistant Rob selects a handful of his favourite pieces of the house collection. See if you also admire the pieces Roberto recommends.

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Great tapestries in our collections

We look after the largest collection of tapestries in Britain and one of the largest in the world, with around 650 items in over 200 historic houses.

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The Hall at Felbrigg

Felbrigg Hall, Gardens and Estate, Norfolk

How many times can you spot the lion and fetterlock motif as you uncover the history, unique collections and decoration of the many rooms within our hall?

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Fashioned from Paper at Knole by Delicarta

Knole, Kent

Fashioned from Paper at Knole 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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Autumn scenes and stories in our collections

Fall into our collections with this selection of autumnal works of art. Autumn, with its fiery colours, abundant harvest and seasonal traditions, has inspired many eye-catching works creations and designs.

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The castle at Dunster

Dunster Castle and Watermill, Somerset

With 1,000 years of history the castle has plenty of great stories to tell. The last family to live here, the Luttrells, moved in in 1376 and out in 1976, and changed a medieval stronghold into a comfortable family home. The castle is currently closed in line with government guidance.

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Samurai armour at Snowshill Manor

Snowshill Manor and Garden, Gloucestershire

Discover why this 19th-century Samurai armour – beautifully decorated with a dragon, crickets and dragonflies – was designed for show rather than practicality.

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Who was Charles Wade?

Snowshill Manor and Garden, Gloucestershire

Snowshill Manor as we know it was created from 1919 by the architect, artist and collector Charles Paget Wade (1883–1956).

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Inside Snowshill Manor

Snowshill Manor and Garden, Gloucestershire

With a sense of fun and theatre, Charles Wade took great pleasure in turning his home into a stage for his collection of varied and sometimes unusual finds. <br><br> If you would like to see the manor during your visit to Snowshill, you must pre-book your timed entry ticket.