Houses & buildings

With more than 300 historic buildings in our care, from the grand and imposing to the small and quirky, you're spoilt for choice when planning a visit

Visitors in Fountains Abbey, lit up with coloured lights at Christmas time, North Yorkshire. Visitors in Fountains Abbey, lit up with coloured lights at Christmas time, North Yorkshire.
Book, notes, inkwell and jug in Isaac Newton's room

Eight of our places that helped change the world 

From the house where Sir Isaac Newton first discovered gravity to the childhood homes of the Beatles and the site of the first radio broadcast, find out how some of the ideas that changed the world were thought up at our places.

Conservation team members performing conservation work in front of visitors as part of conservation in action

Go behind the scenes at our places 

Ever wondered what happens when our visitors leave for the day? Now you can go behind the scenes and watch our conservation experts at work, have a go yourself and even visit exhibitions of previously unseen objects.

Discover our places

Peckover House and Garden

Interior design: Georgian 

You can see the elegant styles that were in fashion during the Georgian period at places including Croft Castle in Herefordshire and Basildon Park, Berkshire. Here's our short guide.

Buildings in need of help

Bringing history alive

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