The Attingham Trust is an educational charitable trust. It offers specialised study courses, primarily for people professionally engaged in the field, on country houses, their collections and settings, and on the history and contents of English royal palaces.
The three courses offer a unique opportunity to became acquainted with the history, architecture and contents of historic buildings and their gardens and estates, and to study how they are managed and interpreted today by a wide variety of owners, both public and private. The schools aim to reflect the most up-to-date current research in the various fields they study, and to offer lectures and tuition of the highest quality.
The country houses and royal palaces of Britain hold exceptional collections of works of art far beyond the scope of British art. They are particularly strong, for example, in French decorative arts and Italian, Dutch and Flemish paintings. For specialists in a wide range of disciplines, and not just those interested in British art, the collections offer very considerable opportunities for intensive privileged study.