Heritage

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

Visitors in the Great Hall at Cotehele, Cornwall
The hidden painting in Morris' bedroom

Pre-Raphaelite discovery at Red House 

Concealed behind a wardrobe at Red House in Kent, conservation staff have made a startling discovery. Originally thought to be two painted figures, the artwork in Morris' bedroom has now been revealed as a whole wall painting and is believed to be the work of William Morris and his friends, all of whom are renowned Pre-Raphaelite artists.

Podcast host Alan Power interviewing the gardening team at Stowe

Listen to podcasts from the National Trust 

Did you know that we produce podcasts which you can listen to for free? In the latest episode we explore how the inhabitants of Nostell in West Yorkshire used furniture, architecture and interior design to elevate their status and political clout. At the centre of the story - is a local man - named Thomas Chippendale, known today as 'The Shakespeare of Furniture'.

Protecting the nation's heritage
Love among the Ruins by Burne Jones

Art & collections 

Explore great art and collections at more than 200 historic places that we look after.

Artist impression of what Seaton Delavall Hall will look like when recreated

Donate to our Bring Stories to Life appeal 

Three very special places need your support in 2018. Will you help with donations to transform and revitalise Sutton Hoo, Seaton Delaval Hall and Stowe Gardens? With your support we can bring their stories to life and help visitors experience their true spirit and heritage.

Thank you

We couldn't do it without you

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