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.

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Collections Season

Anglesey Abbey, Gardens and Lode Mill, Cambridgeshire

Join us to discover some of the amazing collections we look after, inside and out, at Anglesey Abbey. From over 300 varieties of snowdrops in the gardens, to Lord Fairhaven's unique collection of silverware in the House.

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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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Training for an emergency scenario at Wallington

We’ll be practising an emergency scenario at Wallington on Tuesday 16 January, in partnership with Northumberland Fire and Rescue Service.

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Looking after Herefordshire this winter

We're busy caring for our collection this winter. Find out what we are able to do thanks to our supporters.

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Garden of the imagination: Lady Londonderry’s Mount Stewart

The gardens at Mount Stewart are the unique creation of Edith, Lady Londonderry. The formal garden 'rooms' are suffused with rich symbolism and theatrical imagery, evoking Edith's family history and Irish legend. Discover the story of one the most celebrated and original gardens of the 20th century and the woman behind them.

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Collecting Dyffryn's botanical treasures

What can a rare paperbark maple tell us about the history of Dyffryn gardens and about the man responsible for their design and development?

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Clients at the Textile Conservation Studio

The Textile Conservation Studio, Norfolk

Our studio is run as an enterprise and treats textiles for both National Trust properties and private clients. Here is a brief look at some of the recent projects we have worked on...

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Knole, Kent

The Textile Conservation Studio, Norfolk

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.

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Explore the archive of Quarry Bank

Quarry Bank, Cheshire

There are lots of weird and wonderful items on show at Quarry Bank, but did you know that there are thousands more behind closed doors? Our Collections and Archive team are working to make more of the objects available for you to see online and in person.

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Lord Londonderry's ministerial box returns to Mount Stewart

Mount Stewart, County Down

We have just taken possession of the Ministerial Box of the 7th Marquess – lost from the Collection some years ago and now reunited with Mount Stewart. This acquisition has been made possible with funding from NT and purchased with assistance from the NIMC Acquisition Fund

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Secrets of the National Trust in the East

We’ve opened our doors to Channel 5 for a series which explores the places we look after. You may be familiar with them, but do you know their secrets and some of the more unusual objects in our care?

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History of the Blickling estate

Blickling Estate, Norfolk

Mentioned in the Domesday Book, the Blickling estate was the birthplace of Anne Boleyn, and during World War Two RAF air crew were billeted here, while its owner, Lord Lothian, influenced Churchill’s actions. However this year we are taking a closer look at one of its most stunning collections, the long gallery library...

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The great collection hunt 29 April 2016

Polesden Lacey, Surrey

This week on the house team blog, Helen talks about one of the year's biggest conservation tasks - checking through the inventory to make sure everything's in line.

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Objects from our Beatrix Potter collection

Hill Top, Cumbria

The collection we care for at Hill Top and the Gallery, left to us by Beatrix Potter, totals over 1433 objects in the house and over 2200 works on paper. Its range gives us a glimpse inside Beatrix Potter's magpie mind.

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Discover the Gatehouse Tower at Knole

Knole, Kent

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.

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Discover the house

Hanbury Hall and Gardens, Worcestershire

Make the most of your tour around the house with our list of must-see highlights.

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Beyond the dragon exhibition at Polesden Lacey

Polesden Lacey, Surrey

Explore our exhibition suite to discover more about the stunning Asian art that Maggie Greville collected. 2 February - 3 May.

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Illuminating Stories

Belton House, Lincolnshire

Discover the hidden stories behind Belton's shining treasures.