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.
Head to Chartwell in the new year for a brand-new outdoor photography exhibition, exploring the special relationship between Sir Winston Churchill and The Queen, in her Platinum Jubilee year, working with TopFoto. Runs 15 Jan - 27 Feb 2022.
Beatrix Potter relished life in the Lake District, becoming involved in farming, breeding sheep and conservation.
Step into the High Hall exhibition to discover more about the world of the Anglo-Saxons and the incredible objects unearthed at Sutton Hoo. The High Hall exhibition is open at weekends only.
Take a virtual tour of the Gatehouse Tower, including climbing the spiral staircase for panoramic views over the medieval parkland.
Over the past 450 years the house and estate have been altered to suit a succession of owners and tenants. The house we see today is a fascinating combination of renovation and re-purpose, creating an atmospheric and comfortable home.
We look forward to welcoming you to Petworth House and Park - open seven days a week, no booking is required. The House, Pleasure Garden, Deer Park, Audit Room Café, shop and second-hand bookshop are open. Here's some helpful information about what to expect, and what is on offer when you visit.
Textiles artist Kaffe Fassett's 'Colour with Kaffe at Hidcote' exhibition will tell the story of colour as an inspiration for his art and will include a selection of textile works created by Kaffe. 27 August to 26 March.
Find out more about Rex Whistler's playful artistic style and his life amid the set of the talented, riotous and at times controversial, 'Bright Young Things', a group which included prominent figures such as Noel Coward and Evelyn Waugh.
To commemorate the 400th anniversary of the sailing of the Mayflower, we're exploring the global connections of the Tudor house and collections at Cotehele.
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.
From eccentric aristocrats to tales of love and loss painted on to walls, our magnificent mansions and their collections bring history and stories to life. Explore the fine country houses of Erddig, Llanerchaeron and Plas Newydd.
Connections to empire run deep in the activities of three families: the Wynters, the Poveys and the Blathwayts. Together, they take us through 100 years of British imperial ambitions, from exploration and the start of the transatlantic slave trade, to the foundations of a colonial empire.
In the autumn of 2017, Kingston Lacy presented EXILE a bold new installation exploring the life and exile of William John Bankes as part of the Prejudice and Pride programme.
Spend the 2021 festive season at Petworth, and discover different Christmas traditions celebrated through the years, including Georgian, Victorian, post-war and the future. From period costumes crafted by hand with garden greenery to mystical future decorations, there will be something for all the family to enjoy.
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.
Explore a house described as 'a haven of peace and quietness for those in need' at Greys Court.
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 Hall is open on weekends for guided walks - join one of our volunteers to explore the ground floor, and discover how we carry out important conservation work and our deep winter clean. Discover more about the Hall's rich and varied history, and explore the rooms from home here.