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
A visitor looks round the newly reopened Petworth House, West Sussex

Dumbing down our cultural heritage? Quite the opposite 

John Orna-Ornstein, our Director of Culture and Engagement, has written a response to the recent stories in the press about our vision for historic buildings. In his blog he discusses what we're doing to care for these important places and collections and our future plans.

Anna Forrest, Curator, holding a document at Oxburgh Hall, Norfolk

Archaeologist discovers rare items under the floor of Oxburgh Hall 

An archaeologist working alone through lockdown in the attic rooms of Oxburgh Hall has uncovered thousands of rare items under the floorboards. The variety, age and significance of the items found and what they reveal make it a unique discovery.

Conservation in action during the winter clean

Protect the buildings and collections in our care 

We're committed to protecting and preserving our nation’s great houses and other historical buildings, as well as the arts and collections in our care. Give today and together, we can ensure our shared history continues to inspire us all.

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.

Details of three portraits

Addressing our stories of colonialism and historic slavery 

The National Trust cares for places and collections on behalf of the nation, and many have direct and indirect links to colonialism and historic slavery. We're addressing these histories and their cultural significance and have published our report into these links.

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.

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