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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Churchill and the Crown exhibition at Chartwell 2022

Chartwell, Kent

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.

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Beatrix Potter, the Lake District and the National Trust

Beatrix Potter Gallery and Hawkshead, Cumbria

Beatrix Potter relished life in the Lake District, becoming involved in farming, breeding sheep and conservation.

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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. The High Hall exhibition is open at weekends only.

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The Gatehouse Tower at Knole

Knole, Kent

Take a virtual tour of the Gatehouse Tower, including climbing the spiral staircase for panoramic views over the medieval parkland.

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Inside Nunnington Hall

Nunnington Hall, North Yorkshire

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.

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Visiting Petworth House and Park: What you need to know

Petworth, West Sussex

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.

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Kaffe Fassett's Colours in the Cotswolds at Hidcote - Coming Soon

Hidcote, Gloucestershire

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.

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Explore the art and life of Rex Whistler

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.

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Mayflower 400: Tide and time at Cotehele

Cotehele, Cornwall

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.

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Lapis Lazuli Cabinet

Belton House, Lincolnshire

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.

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Great houses and mansions in Wales

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.

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Dyrham Park’s colonial connections

Dyrham Park, South Gloucestershire

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.

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EXILE

Kingston Lacy, Dorset

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.

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Christmas at Petworth: festive traditions through time

Petworth, West Sussex

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.

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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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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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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.

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Explore Wimpole Hall

Wimpole Estate, Cambridgeshire

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.