Exquisite collections in Wales

From palatial buildings to industrial machinery and family heirlooms, we care for rich and diverse collections throughout Wales. Visit our special places and discover these hidden gems, family stories and secrets behind the scenes.

Close up of first Welsh Bible printed in 1588 opened onto page of First Testament at Ty Mawr Wyrbnant, Snowdonia

The first Welsh Bible at Chirk Castle

How did this Bible, published in 1588, save the Welsh language and change the history of Wales?

A view of the Clive Museum and Tipu Sultan's palanquin at Powis Castle and Garden, Powys, Wales.

Clive Museum at Powis Castle 

Find out about Robert Clive’s role in the East India Company and how he influenced British interests in the Indian subcontinent, profiting financially and materially in the process.

The front of the Kings Cabinet at Chirk Castle

Treasures at Chirk Castle 

When a family lives in the same place for 400 years they gather a diverse collection of art, furniture and curiosities. Here are just a few of the treasures housed at Chirk Castle.

Portrait painting of Jane Ebbrell Spider Brusher by John Walters of Denbigh

Spotlight on Erddig's collection 

Erddig has the second largest collection of items in the whole of the National Trust. With a total of 30,000 to care for, it's no mean feat for the house team of conservators and volunteers.

Pamela Ward (1908 -1994) by Philip Callon Humphreys (Chorlton 1905 -Wansdworth 1986)

Pamela Ward collection at Llanerchaeron 

As an antiques collector living in London during the last century Pamela Ward amassed an eclectic collection of over five thousand artifacts of 'little things she liked'.

Keating sisters at Plas yn Rhiw, Llyn Peninsula

The style and belongings of the Keating sisters at Plas yn Rhiw 

Originally from Nottingham, the three sisters Eileen, Lorna and Honora Keating bought Plas Yn Rhiw in 1938. Their love of their home and the Llyn peninsula is ever present and the intimate collection enhances this atmosphere.