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.
Learn more about items of international importance to the Londonderry family history including portraits and memorabilia.
Explore the banana garden, meander through the woodland or relax beneath the palms. Overbeck's is home to an unusual collection of rare and tropical plants, creating a dramatic display of hot colours and exotic scents set against sea views.
The longest day has been marked as the high point of summer – or midsummer – since the Neolithic era. Curator Catherine Troiano looks at the traditions and folklore of this ancient festival and explores how the it was observed at the places we care for in days gone by.
The National Trust cares for places and collections on behalf of the nation, and many have direct and indirect links to slavery and colonialism. We're addressing these histories and their cultural significance.
A silver table topped with blue lapis lazuli, Afghanistan.
From celebratory sports-themed sculptures and paintings to sportswear through the ages, sporting equipment and photographs showing sports in play, our places and collections are a rich resource for delving into sporting cultures.
Find out more about the Ordre de la Libération and the Lalique cockerel, two items on display at Chartwell that symbolise friendship and unity between France and Britain.
A new child-led exhibition at Kedleston brings to life colonial objects from the Hall's Eastern Museum.
Our Clive Museum features more than 300 items from India and the Far East in the largest private collection of its type in the UK.
Six contemporary artists shine a light on the hidden stories of some of Knole's fascinating women. Find out more about each artwork, their stories, and the inspiration behind A Woman's Place.
The rose is the nation's favourite bloom. More than any other flower, roses are steeped in symbolism, history and meaning which can be found in abundance in our houses, gardens and collections. Uncover the rose's stories and meanings at our places and its uses in perfume, cuisine and medicine.
From tiny shells to grand state coaches, see how we care for our collections
While the house is closed, read more the fascinating history of the Bedingfelds and what the contents of this home reveals about the collecting habits of a single family from Tudor times to the present day.
Delve into a world of deception and trickery and discover the optical illusions hidden in our places, from trompe l’oeil paintings and architectural illusions to trick photography and secret doors.
Many artists have tried to capture the fleeting moments of sunrise and sunset. We’ve selected some of the best examples in our paintings collection. Each portrays some aspect of the beauty, magnificence and tranquillity of dawn and dusk.
What was the Pre-Raphaelite Movement, and who were the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood?
Castle Ward might be a museum now, but for a few hundred years it was a family home.
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.