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

A family in the garden in October at Ham House and Garden, Surrey
The south front of Chartwell, the home of Sir Winston Churchill between 1922 and 1964, Kent

Help secure Churchill's belongings 

It’s 50 years since Churchill’s home, Chartwell, opened to the public. Please support this anniversary appeal and help us keep an irreplaceable collection at Chartwell where it belongs.

Children in Halloween costume

Spooky Hallowe'en adventures 

Join us for some Hallowe’en family fun as ghosts and ghouls come out to play and the places we look after reveal their mysterious side.

Dress conservators preparing Ellen Terry beetle wing dress for display at Smallhythe Place, Kent.

If clothes could talk... 

Why was Marie Antoinette’s garters designed by a dentist? Why was a 19th-century lord determined to make a coat in a day? And why did dressmakers painstakingly sew jewel beetles’ wings onto a costume for Lady Macbeth?

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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