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As the custodian of over 400 historic places, dating from prehistory to the Cold War, English Heritage is uniquely placed to explain English history. We also look after London's Blue Plaque scheme, and care for half a million artefacts. Explore these pages to find out more, whether you're preparing for a school visit, looking for teaching materials, or carrying out research of your own.
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School Visits

To truly understand history, students need to stand in the places where it was made. That's why we're dedicated to bringing history to life through authentic, engaging and enriching learning experiences for as many school-age children as possible. Enjoy a free self-led visit to any of our 400+ properties, or book one of our popular Expert-Led Discovery Visits tailored to meet a broad range of curriculm requirements.

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Teaching resources

We want to make sure that you feel confident to step straight into England’s story when visiting one of our historic places. That’s why we’re continually developing a range of relevant and engaging resources to support school groups before, during and after their visit. Take the hassle out of planning and enhance your group's learning experience, both inside and outside the classroom, with our range of educational resources.

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Story of England

Our interactive Story of England feature seeks to tell the whole, sweeping narrative of English history. Discover more about the past, from our prehistoric ancestors and their stone tools, to heartfelt letters from Soldiers on the Western Front.

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Our historians have put together a treasure-trove of information about hundreds of our places for you to explore. Zoom into detailed photographs of stunning artefacts, see reconstructions of castles in their prime and pore over plans of palaces, forts and henges to understand how they developed over time.

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From Roman coins to Rembrandts, and from tapestries to Turners, we look after nearly half a million artefacts. Learn more about how our teams of experts protect our collections from a wide range of threats, like insects, pollution and climate change.

Dig deeper into the science behind heritage - we carry out academic research in a range of fields and many of our papers are available to download here.

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More to Explore

  • YouTube


    Discover our videos featuring stories from across England's rich history.

  • Bettany Hughes


    Get behind the scenes and uncover interesting stories about our history on the English Heritage blog.

  • 19th-century painting of William at the Battle of Hastings

    Year of the Normans

    Learn more about this defining chapter in England's history.

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