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

Winter at Anglesey Abbey

Anglesey Abbey, Gardens and Lode Mill, Cambridgeshire

With the gardens and restaurant open from 9.30am, join us for an early mornings frosted walk to blow the cobwebs away.


The Tiger Who Came to Tea at Blickling Estate

Blickling Estate, Norfolk

Join us from Saturday 12 January – Sunday 3 March for Judith Kerr’s The Tiger Who Came to Tea, 50th anniversary exhibition at Blickling Estate...


The art of crafting a homely retreat

Stoneywell, Leicestershire

Unique handcrafted furniture provides the scene for childhood adventure and imagination, telling family stories amid the nationally significant Arts and Crafts Movement.


Erddig on BBC Antiques Roadshow, BBC One 7pm Sunday January 13 2019

Erddig, Wrexham

Find out what happened when BBC Antiques Roadshow visited Erddig last summer.


Lanhydrock in winter

Lanhydrock, Cornwall

We're busy behind the scenes at Lanhydrock house with deep cleaning and conservation of the collections. The house re-opens on 1 March when everything's in tip-top condition. In the meantime, why not see what the estate team is up to?


Faces of Change: Nature's Champions 23 March - 9 June

Dunham Massey, Cheshire

As part of the People’s Landscapes programme in 2019, Dunham Massey is celebrating the people – past and present – who could be called ‘nature’s champions’. Through a partnership exhibition with the National Portrait Gallery and a series of events, you’ll be able to join in with the very live debates surrounding the natural world.


Knole: Behind closed doors

Knole, Kent

Every year we close Knole's showrooms over winter to allow our conservation team to carry out the annual clean but this year they will be extra busy, as we come to the end of our £20 million conservation project.


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.


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.


Romance in our collections

Discover tales of love and romance in our collections, from sculptures of doomed lovers and paintings of romantic ruins to portraits of unconventional relationships that shocked and challenged societal norms.


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.



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.


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.


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.


Beyond the Portrait: Revealing the woman within

Kingston Lacy, Dorset

Women have played a crucial role in the development of Kingston Lacy, yet their stories and influence have remained largely hidden. Throughout 2019 we are delving deeper into the lives of four women who have been instrumental in shaping Kingston Lacy across 400 years of the estate’s history. 


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.


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.


Trelissick house - behind the facade

Trelissick, Cornwall

Discover the rooms with a view inside the impressive exterior of Trelissick house. Volunteers and exhibitions immerse you in its fascinating past and the lives of those who resided here.