Heritage

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

Hand-crafted replica of the Sutton Hoo helmet
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

Exploring our cultural ties with Europe

The south front of Chartwell, the home of Sir Winston Churchill between 1922 and 1964, Kent

Help secure Churchill's belongings 

It’s 50 years since Churchill’s home, Chartwell, opened to the public. Please support this anniversary appeal and help us keep an irreplaceable collection at Chartwell where it belongs.

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.

Thank you

We couldn't do it without you

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