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
Details of three portraits

Addressing our stories of colonialism and historic slavery 

The legacies of colonialism and historic slavery are reflected in the nation’s places, buildings and collections, including those looked after by the National Trust. We're committed to uncovering, exploring and sharing these histories. Learn more about these connections and download our recently published report into colonialism and historic slavery in full.

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

Heritage

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.