Places in history

If our places could talk they'd have some stories to tell. Discover their rich histories and watch them spring to life before your eyes

Two gardeners place the last flowers into the dried flower Christmas garland in the Great Hall at Cotehele, Cornwall
Historic photos decorating a Christmas tree in the Mansion at Attingham

Experience a historic Christmas 

Experience the traditions of times past this Christmas. There's lots to discover, from Tudor feasts and Victorian Christmas trees to the hustle and bustle of a 1930s kitchen on Christmas Eve.

Significant places

Christabel Pankhurst in a suffragette procession, 1911

Women and Power exhibitions, art installations and events 

Whether for or against the movement, our history is peppered with accounts of the struggle for suffrage. As part of the Women and Power programme, many of our places are hosting exhibitions, art installations and events to bring these stories to life.

The Marconi Centre at Poldhu, Lizard, Cornwall

Eight places that helped change the world 

From the house where Sir Isaac Newton first discovered gravity to the childhood homes of the Beatles and the site of the first radio broadcast, discover the places that inspired some revolutionary ideas.

Design through the ages

Visitors looking at open drawer of collections cabinet

Collections online 

Our collections are an important part of our heritage. From artistic treasures to the quirky and bizarre, you can explore more than 800,000 objects on our collections site.


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.