Find out about the varied work that EH does to engage many different and diverse communities with heritage. You can read case studies of some of the wonderful projects that have created strong links between EH and new audiences, allowing us to share our love of the historic environment with many who may have felt excluded from it, and also for us to learn a great deal from the people we have worked with.
Also in this section you can read about the work of the Social Inclusion policy team, and the wide variety of exhibitions and events that EH hopes will provide an educational and fun day out for all the family.
From 2003 to 2011, the English Heritage Outreach Department worked with local communities on creative projects which encourage a greater understanding of England’s diverse histories, and help to build strong communities through promoting sense of place and identity. Projects ranged from community archaeology digs to creating local heritage gardens, from arts projects exploring issues around heritage and regeneration to collecting oral histories. As a result of reductions in our resources, English Heritage has now decided to withdraw from directly funded work of this kind. However, you can read more about the learning we gained in the report “Outreach:Engaging New Audiences with the Historic Environment”. We will continue to encourage the widest public engagement with the historic environment through our other core activities.
English Heritage is the national leader in heritage education. We aim to help teachers and those involved in education at all levels to use the historic environment as a resource, right across the curriculum.
With the largest historical events programme in Europe, English Heritage offers something for everyone - from great family days out with the children to events of interest to the real history buff. Why not have a look at our events search to see what’s coming up in the next few months.