Houses

We have more than 300 houses in our care, from the grand and imposing to the small and quirky

The Saloon dressed traditionally for Christmas at Saltram house, Devon

Keep busy on a rainy day

Victorian Christmas tree trimming at Speke Hall

Experience a historic Christmas 

Experience the traditions of times past this Christmas. There's lots to discover, from Tudor feasts and Victorian Christmas trees to the hustle and bustle of a 1930s kitchen on Christmas Eve.

Portrait of Bess of Hardwick

Women and Power: Exploring women’s history at our places 

Explore the lives of those who fought for and against women's suffrage as we mark 100 years since some women were granted the right to vote. Uncover the previously untold stories of the women who helped shape our places with exhibitions, art installations, podcasts and more.

Houses we recommend

Grantham, Lincolnshire

The perfect English country house?

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Exeter, Devon

A family home and a great estate. Glorious landscape garden surrounded by parkland with fine 18th-century house

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Magherafelt, County Londonderry

Pretty 17th-century 'Plantation' home with a significant costume collection

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Interior design through the ages

Stories from our places

Highlights from our collections
Close up of hands holding open a 15th-century illustrated Book of Hours

Introducing our remarkable collections 

We care for one of the world’s largest art and heritage collections. With close to one million objects at over 200 historic places, a surprise discovery awaits you around every corner.

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Enjoy free access to more than 500 places with National Trust membership

Gifts for the home

Take inspiration from our houses and buildings with this collection of homeware.