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.
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.
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
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.
Read more about the discovery and authentication of the Rembrandt self-portrait at Buckland Abbey.
Get out and about and try something different. Discover our activities for the body and mind, including bowls, walks and art workshops.
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.
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.
Find out how the National Trust redecorated and furnished Mompesson before opening the house to visitors in 1977.
Join us in June and July and challenge yourself to a new hobby
The collections at our places are always growing as additional items come into our care. See what new treasures are on display near you.
Pick up your easel and paints and head over to Red House for a day of outdoor painting in the garden.
We are delighted to kick off the 2019 season of exhibitions with the refreshing watercolours by Jane Lewis RWS.
Who was the Winter Queen and why was she so important to Ashdown House?
A triptych is a work of art divided into three sections. These three-fold objects range from monumental altarpieces to private devotional objects. From Bosch to the Pre-Raphaelites, discover the beautiful examples on show at our places.
From contemporary art at Standen, to figurative painting at Nymans and a new group of paintings at Petworth. Take inspiration from art at these special places in Sussex this autumn.
As you visit over the next few weeks you may notice that the Hall will be getting a bit of a face-lift
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.
Looking at this picture, I can’t help but wonder about the man whose ambition led to the magnificent and beautiful building in which his likeness still hangs.