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.
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.
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.
Make the most of seasonal food with these recipes which celebrate the best of autumn produce.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
One of the most important collections given to Montacute House is a outstanding group of 130 samplers that mostly date from the 17th century.
Explore the history behind the people that once lived in 'the most beautiful Elizabethan house in England'.
Lacock Abbey is a country house with monastic roots and Britain's birthplace of photography.
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.
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.
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.