Greatest works of art in our collections

Love among the Ruins by Burne-Jones at Wightwick Manor

With close to a million objects cared for by the National Trust – including internationally significant collections of paintings, furniture, ceramics, books, tapestries and more – it's hard to choose the greatest of these. But here we've brought together some of the most notable.


Paintings and sculpture

Fashion, tapestries and wallpapers

Chinese bird-and-flower wallpaper

The British taste for Chinese wallpaper 

Some of the most significant Chinese wallpapers surviving in the British Isles are found at our places. Discover how these wallpapers, with their fanciful scenes in the most vibrant colours, became a staple ingredient of the British country house.

Books and ceramics

Art & collections

We care for one of the world's largest and most significant collections of art and heritage objects. Explore the highlights, our latest major exhibitions, curatorial research and more.

125 Treasures

Delve into the stories behind the remarkable objects that make up our new book.