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

Family exploring Tattershall Castle fireplace
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.

Book, notes, inkwell and jug in Isaac Newton's room

Eight of our 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, find out how some of the ideas that changed the world were thought up at our places.

Children of our time...

A historic map of Arlington estate showing the original house

Follow the history of our places with Land Map 

This mapping tool allows you to see our places as they came into our care, find the ones closest to you and learn about their histories.

Lady Frances portrait at Mount Stewart

Our collections 

Explore history at our places and browse through the art and collections that we care for.


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