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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Art and Installations at Lacock

Lacock Abbey, Fox Talbot Museum and Village, Wiltshire

From contemporary art installations, photography exhibitions, and works mixing science and art, to watercolours in the process of conservation, we have art for all tastes at Lacock.

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Great masterpieces in our collections

Be inspired by some of the greatest masterpieces in our collections, chosen by the National Trust's Curator of Pictures and Sculpture. 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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Places to visit during the winter in the East of England

This winter we're opening more of our houses than ever before, with exhibitions, behind the scenes access, talks and tours. Step inside and discover their fascinating stories and meet the teams, as they go about their conservation work to care for them.

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Prized Possessions at Petworth House

Petworth, West Sussex

Book your tickets now for the Prized Possessions - Dutch Paintings from National Trust Houses exhibition, 26 January and 24 March 2019.

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Loans to exhibitions

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.

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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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History of the Blickling estate

Blickling Estate, Norfolk

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...

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Coming home to Croome

Croome, Worcestershire

Many items from Croome’s collection have returned after years of being away from home. Select pieces are now on show in the house.

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Croome exhibitions and collection

Croome, Worcestershire

Come and see what you can experience in the Court at Croome. Our collection is returning and we are developing innovative ways to display select pieces.

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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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Paintings of our places

We look after many thousands of landscape paintings and have nearly 400 that depict specific places in our care. See a small selection of these here including Turner's acclaimed 'Petworth House from the Lake'.

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House and Collections

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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Uncovering the secrets of our furniture collection

We're embarking upon a research project to catalogue thousands of pieces of furniture in our collections. We've made some exciting discoveries whilst adding to the existing knowledge of our most treasured items.

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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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Conservation projects at Blickling Estate

Blickling Estate, Norfolk

Conservation is an ongoing concern. Have a look at some of our latest conservation projects throughout the estate and find out how your support is helping us.

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Art and collections resources

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

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Dyrham Park conservation studio tours

Dyrham Park, Gloucestershire

Why not come along and find out about how we look after some of Dyrham Park’s most precious works in our conservation studio tours?

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Greyfriars' House and Garden, Worcestershire

Local items can tell a story about a house, its people, history and traditions.