Discover paintings at our places

We care for thousands of paintings at our places offering visitors some of the finest examples of art from Renaissance masterpieces to contemporary showstoppers. Browse all our content about paintings, in one place.

A Modern Picture Gallery by William Frederick Witherington RA (1785-1865) at Wimpole Hall, Cambridgeshire
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Exploring Queen Anne's Favourite in the Petworth House 'Beauties'

Petworth, West Sussex

You've seen Rachel Weisz's performance as Sarah Churchill, Duchess of Marlborough in Yorgos Lanthimos’ The Favourite, now find out the truth about this enigmatic favourite of Queen Anne and her connection to Petworth.

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An introduction to Petworth House and Park

Petworth, West Sussex

Find out what Petworth House and Park has to offer from its extraordinary collection and 900 years of history to its atmospheric Servants' Quarters and the 700 acre Lancelot 'Capability' Brown landscaped Deer Park.

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En Plein Air at Red House

Red House, London

Pick up your easel and paints and head over to Red House for a day of outdoor painting in the garden.

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Our latest acquisitions

The collections at our places are always growing as additional items come into our care. See what new treasures are on display near you.

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Boat House Gallery: Riverlands by Jane Lewis RWS

Flatford, Suffolk

We are delighted to kick off the 2019 season of exhibitions with the refreshing watercolours by Jane Lewis RWS.

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Uncovering a masterpiece

Buckland Abbey, Devon

Read more about the discovery and authentication of the Rembrandt self-portrait at Buckland Abbey.

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Active minds, active bodies at Ightham Mote

Ightham Mote, Kent

Get out and about and try something different. Discover our activities for the body and mind, including bowls, walks and art workshops.

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Get creative in May at Polesden Lacey

Polesden Lacey, Surrey

Find out about a range of creative activities happening at Polesden Lacey throughout may. From photography to painting, brush up on a new creative skill and find inspiration for your next project.

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Faces of Change: Nature's Champions at Attingham

Attingham Park, Shropshire

Who’s your nature champion? Don’t miss this exhibition of world class portraits of people with a passion for the natural world at Attingham from 22 June to 8 September.

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Shared Themes - Inspired by Spencer

Sandham Memorial Chapel, Hampshire

An exciting exhibition of work by artist Robert Senior, inspired by themes of Stanley Spencer's work at Sandham

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The house and collections at Waddesdon Manor

Waddesdon Manor, Buckinghamshire

Discover Waddesdon Manor's dramatic architecture, grand rooms and imagine staying here as a guest.

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Paintings of our places

We look after many thousands of landscape paintings and have nearly 400 that depict specific places in our care. See a small selection of these here including Turner's acclaimed 'Petworth House from the Lake'.

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A Bird's-eye View of Dunham Massey by John Harris II

The home of the Earls of Stamford is one of the best-recorded estates in painting. This particular view of Dunham Massey from the south-east is one of four by John Harris II.

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Chirk Castle from the North by Pieter Tillemans

This painting by the Netherlandish artist Pieter Tillemans shows the iconic front view of Chirk Castle as seen from the Berwyn Hills.

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Explore Sudbury Hall

Sudbury Hall and the National Trust Museum of Childhood, Derbyshire

Explore a house full of 17th-century craftsmanship at Sudbury. There's a feast for the eyes with wood carvings and amazingly intricate plasterwork in the long gallery.

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Help protect Killerton's treasures

Killerton, Devon

Now the interiors are protected from the rain, we need your help to raise £70,000 to care for some of our most important treasures.

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Curator's choice: six must-sees at Saltram

Saltram, Devon

Alison Cooper, Saltram's curator, shares her 'must-sees' in the park, garden and house.

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Madame de Pompadour in the Frame

Waddesdon Manor, Buckinghamshire

Madame de Pompadour in the Frame, this exhibition shines a spotlight on how technology is being used to enhance our understanding of art history, enabling masterpieces which have been victims of circumstance or history to be seen as they were once intended.