The 125 Treasures display at Petworth House

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Discover how we care for historical treasures

At the Royal Oak Foundation Conservation Studio at Knole in Kent, National Trust conservation specialists are hard at work preserving historical objects – many of which are hundreds of years old. Watch how conservators use different techniques and equipment to restore precious items such as a Sgabello chair that's over 400 years old, and a painting being returned to its former glory.

Autumn all around
Autumn at Kingston Lacy

Autumn activities for all the family 

The vibrant colours, bold trees and rich harvests of autumn are on their way. Whether you're after family fun or some quiet time alone, explore the best experiences this season has to offer with this range of autumnal activities. Get creative with harvest ideas, enjoy moments of autumn magic and play under falling leaves.

Cyclist on the Zig Zag road at Box Hill, Surrey under the autumn trees

Get moving for trees this autumn 

Nature needs our help, so start warming up and move for trees this autumn. Challenge yourself to complete 50km of activity during October, and raise money to help plant more trees. However you go the distance, every £5 you raise will plant a sapling, and bring us one tree closer to a greener future.

Little Greene

Discover Little Greene's new wallpapers

Continuing our collaboration with Little Greene, we're excited to share the launch of their new wallpaper range 'National Trust Papers II'. The patterns have been influenced by historical designs at places we care for, so you can take home a little piece of history. Watch the video to learn how this timeless collection was created, including how the wallpapers have been redrawn and recoloured, whilst respectfully acknowledging the traditional methods and materials from which they were originally crafted.

Stay one step ahead
Boy on dad's shoulders

Free Wills Month is nearly here 

October is Free Wills Month, which means if you're 55 or over, you can make or update a simple will for free at select locations across the UK. Find out more about the different services you can use. Whilst there's no obligation to do so, you can also leave a gift in your will so we can continue to look after places full of history and beauty for ever.

The sitting room at Winnianton Farmhouse, Cornwall

New holiday cottages are coming 

We've got some new holiday cottages that are waiting to be booked. Cosy cottages and grand manors to fairy-tale nooks and simple bothies, take a peek at what's new and book a holiday that you won't forget.

Get ready for your 2021 AGM
Director-General, Hilary McGrady speaking at the Annual General Meeting 2019 in the Steam Museum, Swindon

Prepare for your Annual General Meeting 

Your AGM will take place on 30 October at the Harrogate Convention Centre. We look forward to welcoming you to discuss a wide range of topics. Before the AGM, you can read more about this year's resolutions, the 2020/21 Annual Report and how to vote online, or register to attend on the day. You can also find out more about our Council Election. Look out for the AGM booklet in your members' magazine which will tell you all you need to know about the event. If you can't attend in person, the AGM will be livestreamed on our website.

Adapting to change
A view of the abbey ruins surrounded by autumn leaves

How Fountains Abbey deals with the effects of climate change 

The impacts of climate change can be seen across the globe, and we're taking steps to adapt to these changes and protect these places for years to come. The Skell river in North Yorkshire has flooded a lot more frequently in recent years, which affects the way we care for Fountains Abbey. Watch the video to learn about the Skell Valley Project, where staff and volunteers are using natural flood management techniques to overcome the effects of climate change.

Book of the month
An image of the book, 100 Nature Walks, which has an image of a green woodland on it, against a wood grain background

Favourite walks from across the National Trust 

Hikes through leafy green woodlands, bracing coastal strolls and walks with new sights at every step. 100 Nature Walks, our book of the month for September, explores walks for every season. In this blog, get a feel for the book and discover the favourite walks of Hilary McGrady, Director-General for the National Trust, and other staff members.

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