100 Curiosities & Inventions from the Collections of the National Trust


This beautifully illustrated book brings together a selection of 100 surprising, unusual and wonderfully weird objects from the National Trust’s collections.


ISBN: 9780707804620 Category:

Katie Knowles


The National Trust looks after one of the largest and most significant holdings of fine-art and heritage objects in the world. As well as internationally famous works of art, the collections also contain many remarkable but far less familiar objects with fascinating stories to tell. This celebration of curiosities and inventions features forgotten gadgets, unusual works of art, humorous gifts and peculiar personal treasures. From dodos and dioramas to witch bottles and wooden pets, every object provides unexpected insights into the lives of those who made, owned or used it. Selected by National Trust curators, the featured objects are accompanied by easy-to-read captions. The book concludes with a list of National Trust places where these intriguing collections can be found.

Additional information

Weight 591 g
Dimensions 15.7 x 18.8 cm
Publisher name Thames and Hudson Ltd
Publication date 30 November 2022
Number of pages 224
Format Hardback
Dimensions 15.7 x 18.8 cm
Weight 591 g


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Katie Knowles is Assistant National Curator for Engagement at the National Trust. She specialises in interpretation and has contributed to content and publications on the Trust's rich and varied collections. She previously worked as the National Trust's Research Manager and held various communications roles before joining the Trust's Assistant Curator training programme.