Collection highlights at our places
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Lacock Abbey is a country house with monastic roots and Britain's birthplace of photography.
Discover Waddesdon Manor's dramatic architecture, grand rooms and imagine staying here as a guest.
Uncover the story of the Strickland family, who have lived at Sizergh for over 700 years.
Quebec House in Kent has recently purchased, with the help of The Art Fund, two Georgian paintings connected to General Wolfe and his childhood home. Both portraits are the work of Benjamin West, a founder member of the Royal Academy, and depict military hero James Wolfe and his lifelong friend George Warde.
Oxburgh Hall in Norfolk has plenty of things to inspire you this autumn. Whether its taking in the cool air for a colourful autumnal walk around the estate, enjoying traditional harvest time activities, half term Halloween pumpkin fun, or getting indoors to discover the beautiful Victorian library and King's Room tapestries, Oxburgh is the place to go this autumn and half term.
Marvel at the architecture of the largest country house in Cambridgeshire. See the spectacular Yellow Drawing Room and unusual plunge bath plus a fascinating glimpse of life below stairs.
From 1 December to 3 January, explore the ground floor of the house decorated for a Victorian Christmas. In the grounds, you can enjoy festive walks or complete a family trail inspired by A Christmas Carol. In the shop you can tick off some of your Christmas shopping and when you’ve had enough, you can refuel in the Brewhouse tea-room.
By the Christmas of 1941 war had taken hold of Europe, with many people having to leave their homes as a result. Even royalty had to flee their countries, with King Peter II of Yugoslavia finding refuge in Britain. This silver cigar box, a Christmas present from Peter to Winston, represents the wartime friendship forged between the two.
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.
Inspired by Knole is a £19.8million building and conservation project, supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund, to preserve the buildings and collections at Knole and open new spaces to visitors. As part of this project we have been working closely with the property to conserve various large textile objects.
The interiors of Red House in Kent are decorated with painted scenes from literature that held potent meanings for William Morris, founder of the Arts & Crafts movement. A new book by the Red House curator, Tessa Wild, sheds more light.
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.
We've moved objects or highlighted stories in new settings to help us see Dudmaston from different perspectives. Tell us which stories stir a reaction or response in you.
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.
Make the most of your visit to the house with our list of must-see highlights.
From the sweeping parkland with its wild deer herd to the grand showrooms and world-class collection, there is something for everyone at Knole. Whether you have an hour to spare or a full day ahead, plan a visit to Knole and enjoy a splendid day out in the Kent countryside.
Mentioned in the Domesday Book, the estate was the birthplace of Anne Boleyn, and during the Second World War RAF air crew were billeted here, while its owner, Lord Lothian, influenced Churchill’s actions. However this year we're all about books, as we take a closer look at one of the National Trust's most significant collections: Blickling's Long Gallery library...
Climb the spiral staircase for panoramic views over the medieval parkland. Explore the rooms once home to Eddy Sackville-West as you go. His music records, gramophone and visitor book bring to life his time at Knole.