Heritage

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

Visitors on the West Stairs at Mount Stewart, County Down
View to the Mourne Mountains from Murlough National Nature Reserve, County Down, Northern Ireland

Armistice Day Centenary: Pages of the Sea 

11 November 2018 marks 100 years since the First World War armistice. To commemorate the occasion we’ve partnered with arts commissioner 14-18 NOW and filmmaker Danny Boyle to create a nationwide commemoration event on beaches all around the UK.

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Horse-powered conservation

Over the years, the ponds in the woodland garden at Cheshire's Hare Hill have silted up, making wildlife homeless and putting the beautiful, historic garden at greater risk of flooding. Conventional dredging machinery is very heavy and risked doing more harm than good, so an alternative solution was needed. Find out how the gardeners and volunteers are using old fashioned horse power to tackle modern day conservation.

Alan Titchmarsh outside Erddig with a horse and carriage in the background

Secrets of the National Trust with Alan Titchmarsh 

Alan Titchmarsh returns to Channel 5 with more Secrets of the National Trust this autumn. Catch up on the previous episodes and get a behind-the-scenes look at some of the UK's most intriguing historic homes and gardens.

Kirsty Wark stands in front of a suffragette statue

Our women's suffrage podcast series presented by Kirsty Wark 

In this five-part series we lift the lid on our archives to uncover the seldom-told stories of maids, mill-workers, politicians and even royalty, who fought and campaigned to help shape the world we live in today.

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.

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.

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