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

Ruined engine houses, Wheal Edward and Wheal Owles along the coastline at Botallack, Cornwall
Dress conservators preparing Ellen Terry beetle wing dress for display at Smallhythe Place, Kent.

If clothes could talk... 

Why were Marie Antoinette’s garters designed by a dentist? Why was a 19th-century lord determined to make a coat in a day? And why did dressmakers painstakingly sew jewel beetles’ wings onto a costume for Lady Macbeth?

Our work to protect the nation's heritage

George II chamber pot at Dunham Massey, Cheshire

Toilets with a story to tell 

Apparently we spend three years of our lives sitting on the loo. Discover some of the toilets at our places that reveal an unusual perspective on history.

Portrait of Caroline Murat, Queen of Naples / Attingham Park

Europe & us in 99 historic objects 

In this year when our political relationship with the continent has been so hotly debated, we have put together a selection of items from our vast collections that help examine our nation’s rich and ancient cultural connections to our neighbours. Every weekday we’ll be highlighting a new item to discover what story it has to tell.

Dive into the world of 'Capability' Brown, the man who transformed the British landscape

View of the rooftops at Dunham Massey, Cheshire, with the Stamford Military Hospital flag flying

Repairing Dunham's roof after 70 years 

Water penetration problems meant the roof coverings at Dunham Massey had to be replaced for the first time in at least 70 years.

Collection of items including orreries and planetaria and a model ship on a table in Admiral, at Snowshill Manor, Gloucestershire

Collections online 

Our collections are an important part of our heritage. From artistic treasures to the quirky and bizarre, you can explore more than 800,000 objects on our collections site.

Support our work
Mount Stewart's damaged Vinery

Mount Stewart appeal 

With your support we've achieved so much to transform the gardens at Mount Stewart, but we've still a way to go to fully restore them to their former beauty. We recently acquired 900 acres of surrounding land, including the Walled Garden and vinery, which are both in urgent need of repair.

Outside the Textile Studio

The Textile Conservation Studio

The Textile Conservation Studio is the National Trust’s only in house conservation treatment facility. The National Specialist Textile Conservation Adviser is based at the Studio, working with a team of professionally trained and accredited conservators.

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