People in history

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

Painting of Nancy Astor by John Singer Sargent
Beatrix Potter at Keswick show

Remarkable women from our places 

Celebrate Mother's Day and International Women's Day this March by delving back into the past to discover the remarkable women who helped shape our places. Meet the political player who helped restore the monarchy, beloved children's authors and an acclaimed archaeologist.

The Beech Avenue near Kingston Lacy, Dorset

Exploring LGBTQ history at National Trust places 

We're marking 50 years since the partial decriminalisation of homosexuality by exploring the LGBTQ heritage at many of our places.

Video

Tudor stories revealed at The Vyne

As part of a £5.4million roof project at The Vyne in Hampshire you can discover the story of Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn’s Royal Progress in October 1535. Re-presented showrooms on the ground floor of the house explore the Tudor Royal visit hosted by Henry’s Lord Chamberlain, William Sandys.

Tales from our places

Saving our nation's heritage for ever, for everyone

Lady Frances portrait at Mount Stewart

Our collections 

Discover the many portraits in our online collections, from oil paintings by Old Masters to drawings, watercolours and photographs.

Join

Enjoy unlimited access to more than 500 places with National Trust membership