116 episodes

The National Trust Podcast takes you on an audio adventure through some of the UK’s greatest landscapes, walks, gardens, homes and collections. You’ll uncover the hidden stories, learn about the fascinating characters and meet the wonderful people that make all our places so special. New episodes are released every two weeks.

To learn more about audio programmes from the National Trust go to http://nationaltrust.org.uk/podcasts

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    • 3.9 • 18 Ratings

The National Trust Podcast takes you on an audio adventure through some of the UK’s greatest landscapes, walks, gardens, homes and collections. You’ll uncover the hidden stories, learn about the fascinating characters and meet the wonderful people that make all our places so special. New episodes are released every two weeks.

To learn more about audio programmes from the National Trust go to http://nationaltrust.org.uk/podcasts

    Deserts, Deception and Decay

    Deserts, Deception and Decay

    A covert and secretive wilderness lies just off the Suffolk coast.
     
    Endangered plants and animals make their home alongside eerie abandoned buildings, with rumours of strange goings-on having shrouded this place for years.
     
    Uncover the truth about the dangers lurking beneath the surface at one of our most unusual places, Orford Ness.
     
    Look out for a new series of the National Trust Podcast in spring 2023.
     
    Until then you can find out more about National Trust audio series at: nationaltrust.org.uk/podcasts

    If you’d like to share feedback on our podcasts with us, or would like to tell us about your story connected with the National Trust, please contact: podcasts@nationaltrust.org.uk

    For more information on visiting Orford Ness go to: https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/visit/suffolk/orford-ness-national-nature-reserve

    • 21 min
    The Tale of Beatrix Potter

    The Tale of Beatrix Potter

    Many of us grew up reading about Peter Rabbit and Mrs Tiggywinkle, but how much do you know about the woman behind the stories? 


    In this episode we explore the lesser-known sides of Beatrix Potter. Discover how her love of natural science, fascination with fungi and knack for sheep farming formed the author we know and love. 







    Experience the remarkable world of Beatrix Potter for yourself at the Drawn to Nature exhibition at the V&A Museum in partnership with the National Trust, on display until 8 January 2023. 

    To find out more, go to: https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/visit/whats-on/beatrix-potter-and-the-drawn-to-nature-exhibition 

    Listen to more episodes of the National Trust Podcast and other audio series at nationaltrust.org.uk/podcasts 

    If you'd like to get in touch with feedback, or have a story connected with the National Trust, you can contact us at podcasts@nationaltrust.org.uk 

    • 25 min
    Dust Detectives

    Dust Detectives

    Just beneath our feet lies a hidden world of ancient curiosities and undiscovered treasures. 

    But laying your hands on them and figuring out exactly what they are requires some extra special underfloor sleuthing to sort the rubbish from the rarities.

    An archaeological adventure awaits in the story of the Dust Detectives…





    Thank you to Anna Forrest, Matthew Champion, and Dr David Skinner DPhil (Oxon) for contributions to this episode.

    Among the music featured is a performance of early Tudor Choral song by Dr Skinner’s Choir ‘Alamire’.

    For more episodes and information please visit www.nationaltrust.org.uk/podcasts 

    To find out about Oxburgh Hall please visit www.nationaltrust.org.uk/oxburgh-hall 

    • 24 min
    A Wild Night Out

    A Wild Night Out

    There’s a midnight party happening deep in the woods. Meet the ravers, movers and shakers as they emerge from slumber to rule nature’s nightclub.
     

    To explore Cragside by daylight listen to Episode 110: The Inventor's Playground. 



    Find out more about staying overnight at a National Trust place here: nationaltrust.org.uk/holidays 



    Browse all our podcast series here: nationaltrust.org.uk/podcasts  


    With extra thanks to Bat Conservation Trust; Kosta Manser from the University of Bristol; Dave Chesmore from the University of York.

    • 20 min
    The Inventor’s Playground

    The Inventor’s Playground

    Buckle up for a safari through a land where nothing is at it seems, and uncover the story of an audacious Victorian inventor known as the Magician of the North.

    To explore Cragside after dark listen to Episode 111: A Wild Night Out.

    Discover all the National Trust's audio series here: nationaltrust.org.uk/podcasts 

    • 23 min
    The Treasure on the Wall

    The Treasure on the Wall

    If historic houses are the treasure boxes that keep the jewels within them safe, what happens when the box starts to fall apart?

    Find out how one precious item was left hanging when the walls around it crumbled, until conservators devised a rescue plan. 


    A contribution from the sale of every roll of Little Greene wallpaper will be made in support of the National Trust’s conservation work. See their heritage wallpaper designs here: littlegreene.com/wallpaper/collections/national-trust-papers-ii 

    • 23 min

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