Major Projects

Conservation work

Conserving and maintaining our collections for the benefit of this and future generations is a cornerstone of everything we do. A one-off Government grant of £52m means we can clear the backlog of essential conservation repairs at sites across the country.

Our places
Conservation worker restoring artwork at Eltham Palace
Windows and masonry repairs needed at Audley End

Action at Audley

We have gradually restored and opened up new areas at the impressive Grade 1 stately home in Essex - the stables, the nursery, the Coal Gallery, organic kitchen garden, the servants' quarters - but urgent work is required to make the roof watertight and repair the intricate masonry.

Damage to Archer's Pavillion

Wrestling Damp at Wrest Park

The view of Archer's Pavilion across the Long Water in the grounds of Wrest Park is one of the most iconic in the country.  But there is water damage to the interior of the pavilion, putting at risk the plaster and historic wall paintings dating back to the early 18th century.

A section of Hadrian's Wall

Homing on Hadrian's Wall

We will launch a series of new projects at our sites along Hadrian's Wall including Corbridge and Birdoswald.  Many Roman artefacts will be restored to their original places.  At Chesters Roman Fort we will tell the full story of archaeologist John Clayton without whom the wall might never have been saved for the nation.

Conservation work underway


English Heritage runs a number of programmes of works for maintenance and repair of the buildings it cares for and welcomes applications from skilled companies wanting to tender for projects.

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