6 episodes

Join Alison Steadman (of ‘Gavin and Stacey’ fame) as she explores some of the most intriguing objects in the National Trust’s collections. You’ll hear the story of the sculpture that unlocked secrets of an ancient civilisation, of an artwork that hid scathing criticism behind its beauty, and of a mesmerising 18th century mechanical marvel Hear these stories and more in 125 Treasures, available from the 3rd of May.

125 Treasures National Trust

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Join Alison Steadman (of ‘Gavin and Stacey’ fame) as she explores some of the most intriguing objects in the National Trust’s collections. You’ll hear the story of the sculpture that unlocked secrets of an ancient civilisation, of an artwork that hid scathing criticism behind its beauty, and of a mesmerising 18th century mechanical marvel Hear these stories and more in 125 Treasures, available from the 3rd of May.

    The Women in the Hallway

    The Women in the Hallway

    In an era dominated by men, through her tenacity, one teenage girl climbs the slippery slope of society to rival all men of her time. This is just one of many treasures featured in 125 Treasures from the Collections of the National Trust, a brand-new book of stunning photography and descriptions, of the most exciting decorative arts, furniture, books and textiles in our collection, spanning the Roman era, to the present day.
     
    To learn more about this publication go or to read our web article which takes you deeper into the story of the Philae obelisk go to nationaltrust.org.uk/125pod

    • 28 min
    The Writer on the Wall

    The Writer on the Wall

    It may only be 40cm tall but this one treasure tells the story of the incredible bond between two of the 20th Century's most influential women. This is just one of many treasures featured in 125 Treasures from the Collections of the National Trust, a brand-new book of stunning photography and descriptions, of the most exciting decorative arts, furniture, books and textiles in our collection, spanning the Roman era, to the present day.
     
    To learn more about this publication go or to read our web article which takes you deeper into the story of the Philae obelisk go to nationaltrust.org.uk/125pod

    • 22 min
    The Needle on the Lawn

    The Needle on the Lawn

    In this episode, how this treasure held the key to unlocking the mystery of an ancient world that had remained unsolved for hundreds of years.This is just one of many treasures featured in 125 Treasures from the Collections of the National Trust, a brand-new book of stunning photography and descriptions, of the most exciting decorative arts, furniture, books and textiles in our collection, spanning the Roman era, to the present day.
     
    To learn more about this publication go or to read our web article which takes you deeper into the story of the Philae obelisk go to nationaltrust.org.uk/125pod

    • 26 min
    The Horse on the Staircase

    The Horse on the Staircase

    In this episode we’re at Mount Stewart in Northern Ireland to delve into the world of horse-racing and uncover this treasure’s hidden criticism of it’s owner.This is just one of many treasures featured in 125 Treasures from the Collections of the National Trust: a brand-new book of stunning photography and descriptions, of the most exciting decorative arts, furniture, books and textiles in our collection, spanning the Roman era, to the present day. 


    To learn more about this publication or to view our Hambletonian web article, which takes a more detail look at the painting and its hidden symbolism, go to nationaltrust.org.uk/125pod-horse, or follow the link in the show notes.

    • 25 min
    The Elephant in the Room

    The Elephant in the Room

    Delve into the history of a creature that travelled the world and wowed the rich and influential as the centrepiece of weekend long parties.This  is just one of many treasures featured in 125 Treasures from the Collections of the National Trust: a brand-new book of stunning photography and descriptions, of the most exciting decorative arts, furniture, books and textiles in our collection, spanning the Roman era, to the present day. 


    To learn more about this publication go to nationaltrust.org.uk/125pod, or follow the link in the show notes. 

    • 19 min
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    Join Alison Steadman as she explores some of most intriguing objects in the National Trust’s collections. You’ll hear the story of the sculpture that unlocked secrets of an ancient civilisation, of an artwork that hid scathing criticism behind its beauty and of a mesmerising 18th century robotic marvel. Hear these stories and more in 125 Treasures, available from the 3rd of May. Subscribe here or go to nationalnationaltrust.org.uk/125pod to learn more.
     
    As well as this podcast, 125 Treasures from the Collections of the National Trust, is a brand-new book with stunning photography and descriptions, of exciting decorative arts, furniture, books and textiles from our collections, spanning the Roman era to the present day.  
    https://shop.nationaltrust.org.uk/national-trust-125-treasures

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