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
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.
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.
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.
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.