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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The house and collections at Waddesdon Manor

Waddesdon Manor, Buckinghamshire

Discover Waddesdon Manor's dramatic architecture, grand rooms and imagine staying here as a guest.

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Trelissick house - behind the facade

Trelissick, Cornwall

Discover the rooms with a view inside the impressive exterior of Trelissick house.

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Plan your visit to Knole

Knole, Kent

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.

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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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Devon gems

There are plenty of National Trust treasures around Devon. Why not take a look for yourself?

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Why Kingston Lacy is special

Kingston Lacy, Dorset

A vision from Venice nestled in a pocket of Dorset. Read about Kingston Lacy’s most influential owner who made it the special place you see today.

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The Bankes family home

Kingston Lacy, Dorset

The house at Kingston Lacy in Dorset is a treasure trove of art work and the exotic, all courtesy of the Bankes family and their colourful past. Book your timed ticket house entry now via the What's on page.

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Must-sees at Kingston Lacy

Kingston Lacy, Dorset

Whether you are an art lover, a rambler, a budding Egyptologist, or someone who just wants to slow down, draw breath and notice the plants and animals around you, Kingston Lacy has something to share with you. Curator Kate Bethune, recommends her top seven must-sees when you visit Kingston Lacy...

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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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Spring into our collections

Artists and designers never cease taking inspiration from the natural world, from wildlife and plants to the changing seasons. Celebrate spring through some of its most evocative depictions in our collections.

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Collection highlights at Oxburgh Hall

Oxburgh Hall, Norfolk

Many items in Oxburgh’s collection were acquired by the Bedingfeld family, explore some of the most significant items within the collection.

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The Vizagapatam cabinet

Kingston Lacy, Dorset

An ivory inlaid jewel in Kingston Lacy’s crown

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Omnia Vanitas – could it be by Titian?

Kingston Lacy, Dorset

A painting acquired by William John Bankes, now on display in Kingston Lacy’s dazzling Saloon.

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Art and exhibitions in the North West

Discover new exhibitions and art inspired by special places in the North West. Uncover previously untold stories from the past and see artworks from the National Portrait Gallery on display.

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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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Places to visit in Cambridgeshire

Not far from the centre of Cambridge, wander around Anglesey Abbey and it's stunning garden for all seasons. Escape to Wicken Fen in search of wildlife and big skies. A little further afield enjoy exploring Wimpole Estate, including Home Farm where you'll meet some new arrivals. Houghton Mill is the perfect stop to relax by the riverside.

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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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Looking after the house and collections at Ightham Mote

Ightham Mote, Kent

With 700 years of history to protect, our conservation team work hard to care for the house and collections. This work is usually carried out behind the scenes, to ensure your enjoy your visit.