Houses

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

View of Baddesley from the moat on a bright autumn day
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.

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.

A conservator at work brushing items at Chirk Castle, Wrexham

Putting the house to bed 

Find out why some of our houses shut for the winter, and what happens behind those closed doors.

Join

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

Volunteer

Each year thousands of volunteers join us in caring for all the special places you love