Heritage

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

Textile Conservation Intern working on state bed at Blickling Hall
View of Barmouth town and harbour at Dinas Oleu

Dinas Oleu: Visual tour of special landscape 

To mark the 125th anniversary of the first landscape to come into our care we’re giving you the chance to experience the beauty of Dinas Oleu in North Wales from your own home. We've taken a series of springtime photographs of this magnificent hillside, overlooking the golden sands of the Llŷn Peninsula. This special place was gifted to the nation by philanthropist Fanny Talbot in March 1895.

The Cerne Abbas chalk giant after being re-chalked in September 2019

Dating the Cerne Abbas Giant 

Britain's naughtiest giant certainly scrubs up well after a two-week clean-up operation but dating him is still a challenge. Discover how we're unlocking the secrets of the Cerne Abbas Giant in Dorset.

Conservation in action during the winter clean

Help protect the buildings and collections in our care 

As a charity, we rely on donations. But our income has dropped sharply due to the coronavirus crisis. Donate now to support our remaining staff who are continuing to monitor environmental conditions to protect the buildings and collections in our care from deterioration or damage.

Protecting the nation's heritage
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.

Scafell Pike and Wastwater in Winter with snow

Monuments to Freedom appeal 

Your help is needed to protect our great monuments to freedom. We must raise urgent funds for three very special memorial landscapes undergoing major restoration work in the coming months. The Lakes' 14 war memorial summits, Runnymede where Magna Carta was sealed and Wellington Monument all need our support.

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