About Us

Everywhere we look, history surrounds us. English Heritage champions our historic places and advises the Government and others to help today's generation get the best out of our heritage and ensure that it is protected for future generations. Find out more »

How we are run

From 1 April 2015, English Heritage is separating into two organisations: a new charity that will retain the name English Heritage and a non-departmental public body, Historic England.

The Commission, our governing board, will retain direct responsibility for the work of Historic England and will delegate to the English Heritage charity responsibility for running the National Heritage Collection.

Read our Chairman Sir Laurie Magnus’s letter and other information on this exciting new chapter in our history.

Contact Us

For enquiries contact customer services Tel: 0370 333 1181


Key Facts

  • Over 400 sites open to the public
  • 11 million visitors each year
  • Just under 750,000 members
  • Over 445,000 free educational visits a year
  • 10 million photographs, plans and surveys publicly accessible
  • £22 million given out in grants each year
  • 17,000 planning applications advised on each year


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Byland Abbey, North Yorkshire, YO61 4BD

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