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 in Ham House, Surrey
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.

Design through the ages

Significant places

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.

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