Houses

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

Children playing at Basildon Park, Berkshire
Visitors explore Mendips, John Lennon's childhood home

Walk in famous footsteps 

Discover which of our places have links to famous names, from Isaac Newton to the Beatles.

Volunteers help 'put the house to bed' at Ickworth

How we put some houses 'to bed' 

Our teams still put some of our houses 'to bed' during the winter months, as the servants would have done years ago. These days, the aim is to protect some of the treasures inside.

Interior design through the ages

Upstairs and downstairs

Stories from our places

Buildings in need of help

Highlights from our collections
Armour helmets hanging on the wall in Dragon at Snowshill Manor, Gloucestershire

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.

Visitors at Hill Top admire Beatrix Potter's dolls' house

Places with the best dolls' houses 

Whether you’re seven or 70, tiny houses for miniature people can be fascinating. We have a wonderful variety of dolls’ houses at the places we look after. Here's our pick of the best.

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Gifts for the home

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