People in history

Discover some of the social history behind our places and uncover fascinating facts about the people who have lived in them

John Kipling with a friend and her dog at Bateman's
Left to Right, George Harrison, John Lennon and Paul McCartney face the camera wearing grey suits and playing guitars. They are playing as 'the Quarrymen' at at Paul's cousin's wedding reception at his Auntie's house, 8 March 1958

The bricks that built the Beatles

In two ordinary houses in suburban Liverpool, there sparked a revolution in music, ideas and identity that would shape a generation. Discover the bricks that built the Beatles.

A watercolour of Squirrel Nutkin by Beatrix Potter

Discover the Beatrix Potter exhibition at the V&A 

The Beatrix Potter: Drawn to Nature exhibition is running at the V&A throughout 2022. The exhibition, created in collaboration between the V&A and the National Trust, explores the life story of the beloved children's author-illustrator.

Mary Prince

Inspirational black histories and the National Trust 

Sean, the National Trust's podcast producer, explores stories of black history connected to the places and collections we look after, and celebrates other inspirational figures that set examples for the Trust today.

Kirsty Wark stands in front of a suffragette statue

Our women's suffrage podcast series presented by Kirsty Wark 

In this five-part series we lifted the lid on our archives to uncover the seldom-told stories of maids, mill-workers, politicians and even royalty, who fought and campaigned to help shape the world we live in today.

Three members of the Agar-Robartes family cycling at Lanhydrock

Places where children played 

Our places have been havens for princesses and prime ministers' children. The childhood memories they created have inspired world-famous authors as well as offering safety to children during the war. Find out more about some of our younger residents' favourite places.

Celebrated garden lovers

Edith Lady Londonderry in the gardens at Mount Stewart

Great women gardeners 

From wealthy socialites to horticultural pioneers, journey through the gardens of time and discover seven of history's most inspirational women gardeners.

Saving our nation's heritage for everyone, for ever


Learn more about how we look after for the special places in our care and get a glimpse of some of the conservation projects we're working on at the moment.