Heritage

Your visits help us to preserve and protect the heritage at our places and spaces - for ever, for everyone

Arlington Court dining room decorated for Christmas
detail of one of Florentine pietra dura panels of the cabinet, 1850 in the Spanish Room at Kingston Lacy, Dorset

Advent calendar of festive objects 

Count down the days to Christmas in 24 wondrous treasures from our collection with our unique Christmas advent calendar of festive objects.

Young girl with inky hands

5 places to get hands on with history 

There's nothing like trying out something for yourself to get a taste of what it's like. Some of our places offer 'hands on' experiences where you can see what life and work was like for our ancestors.

Mistletoe is traditionally harvested in early December, these freshly cut branches are from the orchard at Cotehele in Cornwall.

Merry berry: magical mistletoe 

From ancient fertility symbol to key habitat for rare moths, there's more to mistletoe than traditional Christmas kisses.

Protecting the nation's heritage
Working holiday participants at Clumber Park, Nottinghamshire

Experience a working holiday 

Support our cause with a holiday to remember. Behind the scenes or in the wild, active or easy-going, we have a working holiday to suit you. Play your part, and feed your passion for heritage, archaeology, gardening or the countryside.

Archaeology dig

Archaeology at the National Trust 

We care for many rich and diverse archaeological sites, from prehistoric monuments to twentieth-century military installations. Our archaeologists work to care for these places so that everyone can enjoy them.

The Spanish Room ceiling at Kingston Lacy

Explore our art and collections 

Be inspired by the world-renowned art and collections, exhibitions and more at the many historic places that we look after.

Read about our cause

While we're passionate about open spaces and historic places, we're working hard in other areas too. With your help, we're caring for the environment, food and farming, green energy and transport, and heritage.

We couldn't do it without you

Thanks to your membership, we're able to protect special places for ever, for everyone