People in history

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

Black and white archive image of Stamford Military Hospital patients and staff during the First World War
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 lift 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.

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.

Lady Jane Grey in her VAD nurses uniform at Stamford Military Hospital (Dunham Massey), Cheshire

Women’s stories from the First World War 

We look after many places with connections to the First World War. Discover stories from the women who played a vital role in the war.

Self-portrait the Artist hesitating between the Arts of Music and Painting by Angelica Kauffman

Celebrating the great women artists in our collections 

Discover some of the finest and most successful professional female artists in our collections and share examples of their work on display at our places.

Visitors and a dog in the garden at Greenway

Walk in famous footsteps 

From pop-culture icons and authors to seafarers and scientists, take a walk in famous footsteps and get closer to the people who have shaped history.


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.