Dessie Havlin

I am 17 and going into my last year of school. I am studying Maths, Religious Studies, Music, and Moving Image Arts. I have always had a passion for film and music and love to create my own songs and movies. As part of the Media Team I am aiming to showcase some of the amazing Mount Stewart stories through the use of visual arts and get people my age more involved with the culture of the National Trust.

Dessie Havlin
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Exploring suffrage and the women in our history

We’re marking 100 years since some women were granted the right to vote by exploring the history of women and female suffrage at our places.

Biddulph Grange Garden

Biddulph, Staffordshire

A masterpiece of Victorian garden design - a quirky, playful paradise

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House of Portraits

Powis Castle and Garden, Powys

Powis’ great halls and quiet chambers are full of portraits of real people. Delve beneath the surface of our exceptional collection of art and discover the messages hidden within them.

Powis Castle and Garden

Welshpool, Powys

Medieval castle rising dramatically above the celebrated garden

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How we are challenging our history

We’ve launched a new programme to reflect national anniversaries and public debates. This year we’re focusing on women’s suffrage and history as we mark 100 years since some women were first granted the right to vote. We are looking for academic institutions and heritage organisations to help us explore and research the hidden stories of our places that resonate today.

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Special exhibitions

Each year we host major exhibitions at some of our most iconic buildings and outdoor spaces. Here are some highlights of what's on now and coming soon.

Walking trail

Sutton Hoo Burial Mound Walk (Yellow Walk)

Sutton Hoo, Suffolk

Stroll around the burial mounds of Sutton Hoo, discovering the varied history of the site though time. Suitable for personal mobility vehicles. Easy, 0.5 miles.

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Waking up the orchard at Moseley Old Hall

Moseley Old Hall, Staffordshire

Wake up the orchard and cook over the campfire.

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Volunteering

Moseley Old Hall, Staffordshire

Volunteering is a great way to meet new people and make friends.

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Walking Trails at Sutton Hoo

Sutton Hoo, Suffolk

With 245 acres to explore, find the perfect walk for you at Sutton Hoo.

Bodiam Castle

near Robertsbridge, East Sussex

Archetypal 14th century moated castle with ruined interior - a glimpse of medieval splendour

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Shugborough Estate

near Stafford, Staffordshire

Rare survival of a complete estate, with all major buildings including mansion house, servants' quarters, working farm and walled garden

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A day as a ranger volunteer

Shugborough Estate, Staffordshire

See what our ranger volunteers got up to at Satnal Hills

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Mother's Day at Ham House

Ham House and Garden, Surrey

Have a tea-rific Mother’s Day this year and join us at Ham House for a celebration of this quintessential English beverage. Join us on March 11 when we will have lots of tea-themed activities for all the family.

Lacock Abbey, Fox Talbot Museum and Village

near Chippenham, Wiltshire

Country house with monastic roots, once home to William Henry Fox Talbot

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Seek out spring this half-term at Lacock Abbey

Lacock Abbey, Fox Talbot Museum and Village, Wiltshire

With Spring nearly here, look out for the first signs of plants and animals getting ready for the warmer weather. What will you spot today?

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Visitors with disabilities

We welcome visitors with disabilities to our properties, and assistance dogs too. Here's our guide to everything we do to make sure you have a great day out.

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Festival of the Coast

Exmouth, Devon

The National Trust is hosting a ‘Festival of the Coast’ at Exmouth Beach over the weekend 18 and 19 June. Exmouth is the western gateway to the Jurassic Coast, a world heritage site spanning 95 miles. The festival aims to encourage people of all ages and abilities to have a go at a wide range of on and off the water activities.