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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Skyscape

Petworth, West Sussex

Skyscape is a unique exhibition focusing on aerial rather than terrestrial landscapes in art, open from 11 January to 18 March 2020 here at Petworth House.

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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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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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The Bosch Project at Petworth

Petworth, West Sussex

Discover more about our latest conservation project on 'The Adoration of the Magi' by Bosch and find out some newly uncovered features of this important painting.

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Petworth's Royal Academicians: 10 champions of British art

Petworth, West Sussex

While a selection of the rooms in Petworth House are closed for important conservation work we are shining the light on the North Gallery and Chapel. From 2 January see an exhibit that highlights 10 masterpieces by founders and members of the Royal Academy that shaped the course of British art.

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William Blake in Sussex: Visions of Albion Exhibition

Petworth, West Sussex

William Blake in Sussex: Visions of Albion Exhibition, open from 13 January to 25 March 2018, celebrated the artist's relationship with the county.

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Paul Lewin

Trelissick, Cornwall

Trelissick Gallery is delighted to host artist Paul Lewin for our 2018 Summer Exhibition. In a career of some 50 shows, Paul has justly established his reputation amongst the finest contemporary painters working in Britain today. His paintings now feature in collections as far afield as Mexico, the Far East and Australia.

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House of Portraits

Powis Castle and Garden, Powys

Powis’ great halls and quiet chambers are full of portraits of real people. Delve beneath the surface of our exceptional collection of art and discover the secret messages hidden within them.

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The Reynolds 'Macbeth and the Witches' painting restored

Petworth, West Sussex

Discover the colossal conservation work that we undertake at Petworth and watch this time lapse video of the restoration of the gigantic Reynolds masterpiece 'Macbeth and the Witches'.

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RM13 community free entry pass

Rainham Hall, London

RM13 residents can visit Rainham Hall free of charge on every last Saturday (10:30-4:30pm) and every first Thursday (6pm-9pm) of the month (July - October).

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If walls could talk: the history of paint in our places

Past owners of country houses have had an enormous influence on historic interiors by indulging their passion for the latest fashion or covering an existing decorative scheme because it was too garish for their taste. Paintings Conservation Adviser Christine Sitwell takes a look at four different National Trust places to tell the story of wall paint through the ages.

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Parterre side elevation repairs at Hanbury Hall

Hanbury Hall and Gardens, Worcestershire

As you visit over the next few weeks you may notice that the Hall will be getting a bit of a face-lift

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New beginnings: The story of the National Trust at Mompesson House

Mompesson House, Wiltshire

Find out how the National Trust redecorated and furnished Mompesson before opening the house to visitors in 1977.

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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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Get creative with us

Shugborough Estate, Staffordshire

Join us in June and July and challenge yourself to a new hobby

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Who was the Winter Queen?

Ashdown, Berkshire

Who was the Winter Queen and why was she so important to Ashdown House?

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Bishop Burnets Portrait

Wimpole Estate, Cambridgeshire

In a dominant position over the stairs hangs Bishop Burnet’s portrait, by Godfrey Kneller, the leading portrait painter in England during the late 17th and early 18th centuries.