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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Fashioned from paper at Knole by Delicarta

Knole, Kent

Fashioned from Paper at Knole (Sat 3 March – Sun 7 Nov 2020), sees paper artist Denise Watson (aka Delicarta), taking inspiration from 600 years of portraiture at Knole with her exquisitely detailed paper costumes.

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The portraits at Knole

Knole, Kent

The Knole collection includes more than 300 paintings by 17th and 18th century masters, many commissioned and collected by Sir John Frederick Sackville, the 3rd Duke of Dorset.

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Seasonal autumn recipes

Make the most of seasonal food with these recipes which celebrate the best of autumn produce.

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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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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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Discover the House at Anglesey Abbey

Anglesey Abbey, Gardens and Lode Mill, Cambridgeshire

This Christmas immerse yourself in the sights, sounds and smells of Thanksgiving and Christmas in a country home. Discover the contrast between a classy Christmas full of vintage glamour, and halls decked with tacky tinsel, brightly coloured decorations and lights.

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Reading Red House this Christmas

Red House, London

Christmas with a twist at Red House. See our traditional medieval decorations combined with an exploration into the world of medieval literature that inspired the Pre-Raphaelite artists to decorate Red House. Fri 8 Nov - Sun 15 Dec

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Marking Churchill's birthday at Chartwell

Chartwell, Kent

On the anniversary of Churchill's birthday, we reflect on one of his most iconic birthday presents - the House of Commons 80th birthday book. It's just one of the items we have saved for the nation thanks to your donations to our Keep Churchill at Chartwell appeal.

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Advent calendar of Christmas treasures 2019

To get you in the Christmas spirit, we've selected 24 festive objects from our collection, one for each day of advent, to form our own, unique, advent calendar.

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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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Discover the Hall at Hardwick

Hardwick, Derbyshire

Explore the house that Bess built in the 16th century and find beautiful Elizabethan tapestries. The first and ground floors of the Hall are now open for the Christmas experience between Wednesdays - Sundays until 22 December.

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The Goodhart collection

Montacute House, Somerset

One of the most important collections given to Montacute House is a outstanding group of 130 samplers that mostly date from the 17th century.

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The Phelips' family home

Montacute House, Somerset

Explore the history behind the people that once lived in 'the most beautiful Elizabethan house in England'.

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From abbey to country home

Lacock Abbey, Fox Talbot Museum and Village, Wiltshire

Lacock Abbey is a country house with monastic roots and Britain's birthplace of photography.

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Things to see and do at Overbeck's

Overbeck's, Devon

Which pathway will you choose to explore? Just one of the many that will lead you to discover a garden more reminiscent of the tropics than Devon.

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Places to visit during the winter in the East of England

This winter we're opening our doors and garden gates, so you can go behind the scenes, enjoy talks and walks, as well as experience our newest exhibitions. Step inside and meet the teams, as they go about caring for our places during the winter months.

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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 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.