Celebrating treasures in the Midlands

The National Trust looks after a treasure chest of history. From dazzling music boxes to vast tapestries, the range and breadth of the collections is astonishing. Explore some key pieces here in the Midlands.

Highlights from the collection

Close up of Waddesdon's Elephant Automaton

125 Treasures podcast series 

Accompanying the publication of the 125 Treasures book, this podcast series takes an in-depth look at five of these fascinating historical objects.

Book cover of 125 Treasures

Buy the 125 Treasures book 

This beautifully illustrated book showcases 125 fascinating objects held in the collections of our historic houses. It's a starting point for exploring these collections. By buying the book, you're helping us to raise funds to conserve, research and share these collections for everyone to enjoy.

Visitors admiring the Rembrandt self-portrait at Buckland Abbey, Devon

Celebrating 125 treasures in our collections 

From artistic masterpieces and vast tapestries to precious personal possessions, the range and breadth of the collections in our care is astonishing. Discover more about some of the intriguing objects featured in our recent book – 125 Treasures from the Collections of the National Trust – dig deeper into their stories and, from September, get up close as some of the treasures go on special display at over 50 of our places.