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
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.

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 ever, for everyone

More stories from people in history

The Workhouse story behind Firbeck Infirmary

The Workhouse, Southwell, Nottinghamshire

Discover the history of Firbeck Infirmary, its role and why we are bringing it back into the visitor experience at The Workhouse.


Art and exhibitions in the North West

Discover new exhibitions and art inspired by special places in the North West. Uncover previously untold stories from the past and see artworks from the National Portrait Gallery on display.


Rights of the Child exhibition

Quarry Bank, Cheshire

Our new 2019 exhibition explores the ‘Rights of the Child’. Come along to discover the experiences of the hundreds of children who worked at Quarry Bank, on the front line of the Industrial Revolution.


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.