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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48 Days of Summer at Oxburgh Hall

Oxburgh Hall, Norfolk

So much to do, so little time! Summer has arrived and Oxburgh has something to do for every day of the holidays. It's time to cram in as much fun as possible. Enjoy!

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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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A Woman’s Place at Knole

Knole, Kent

Encounter the work of six contemporary artists throughout the house and grounds at Knole. The progression towards equality is highlighted through the stories of women who have contributed to Knole’s spirit and history.

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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 2018 and 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. 

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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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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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Celebrating 300 years of Chippendale

We're marking the 300th anniversary of Thomas Chippendale, the renowned furniture maker, with a series of events and exhibitions online and at Nostell in West Yorkshire where his collection is outstanding.

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Chippendale Revealed: online exhibition highlights

We've launched our first-ever online exhibition on the National Trust Collections website to celebrate the 300th anniversary of Thomas Chippendale. Get closer to his acclaimed furniture and designs.

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Art and collections resources

Our many research publications and guides provide lots more detailed information on our collections.

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Reynolds and Kauffman: Royal Academy connections at Saltram

Saltram in Devon houses a fine collection of works by two of the founding members of the Royal Academy: Angelica Kauffman and Joshua Reynolds. As 2018 sees the 250th anniversary of the Royal Academy, curator Alison Cooper discusses Saltram's important collection of works by these founder members.

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How to care for furniture

See what our conservation experts recommend to look after your best or most-loved furniture from polishing tips to handling advice.

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Researching the forgotten past

Ickworth, Suffolk

Discover more about the story behind Ickworth and the Great War exhibition and what happened next.

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Beautiful rooms and treasures

Mount Stewart, County Down

Mount Stewart plays host to many items of family memorabilia including paintings, ceramics, furniture and porcelain brought back from the family's travels. Find out more about what rooms and objects of interest you can see at Mount Stewart.

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Lady Lilian's portrait

Coughton Court, Warwickshire

Lady Lilian's portrait on loan for this season only.

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Discover something new at Hanbury Hall

Hanbury Hall and Gardens, Worcestershire

Make the most of your visit to the house with our list of must-see highlights.

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Places to visit in Cambridgeshire

Not far from the centre of Cambridge, wander around Anglesey Abbey and it's garden for all seasons or escape to Wicken Fen in search of wildlife. A little further afield enjoy exploring Wimpole Estate, including Home Farm where you'll meet some new arrivals.

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Creative Women

Belton House, Lincolnshire

This year we’re telling the stories of four women whose creative legacies live on in the spirit of Belton. Explore the lives of Sophia, Marian, Florence and Nina on self-led trails and see their work presented throughout the house and gardens.

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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.